PPCS Trip and Event Schedule

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Please review the Participant's Responsibilities, Dos and Don'ts, Reading a River, Survival Tips and the Liability Waiver.
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Trip description/notes:

Dates River/Event Section Class Notes TC TC Phone TC email
Saturday, August 2Charles River, Boston, MASoldier Field to Boston HarborIWill paddle from Soldier Field down to Boston Harbor thru the locks to Mystic River Bridge. Will pass the USS Constitution. Aprrox. 6 mile trip, about 3 hours. River is much cleaner since the Standells made it famous in the '60's with their song 'Dirty Water' outside of Boston. Free parking on both ends and this is not Allan's first time. Start time will be after noon for far away travelers. Sunday would be a rain alternate.Allan Fuller453-2229email
Sunday, Aug 3West Branch PenobscotIII-IVPaddling in the shadow of Mt. Katahdin. The river is accessible by road along its length, so some folks may skip the hard parts and make a Class II-III run of it. Rip Gorge is absolutely one of the most scenic and difficult runs in Maine and the rest of the river is not too shabby either!Greg Winston505-1922email
Saturday, Aug 9Dead River at 2400 cfsIII+TC neededemail
Sunday, Aug 10Dead River at 1800 cfsIIITC neededemail
Friday-Sunday, August 15-17Stonington Islands Canoe Camping oceanSheltered paddling among beautiful coastal islandsAllan Fuller453-2229email
Saturday, Aug 16Dead River at 1800 cfsIIIThis can be a good entry level even though things happen fastser than at 1300 cfs. You have fewer rocks to deal with.John Brower397-4815email
Sat-Sun Aug 23Roll DamsIIISee June 14Doug Field784-4258email
Saturday, Aug 23Magalloway River 1200 cfsIII+Located on the ME/NH border. A short run with nice rapids and play spots. Very short shuttle allows for multiple runs.TC neededemail
Sunday Aug 24Magalloway River 1200 cfsIII+Located on the ME/NH border. A short run with nice rapids and play spots. Very short shuttle allows for multiple runs.Brent Elwell592-7925email
Thurs-Mon Aug 28-Sept 1Upstate NY areaIII-IVWill start with Husson R. Thurs on way up, Black R. Friday, Beaver R. releases the Mosher and Taylor sections the last 3 days. Anyone who wants the Class V Eagle section Ryan will take pics.Ryan Galway, Jean Miller52-0259, (860) 390-8360email
Sat-Mon Aug 30-Sept 1 (Labor Day Weekend)Canoe CampingI-IIAndroscoggin, Penobscot, or Kennebec RiversDoug Field784-4258email
Sunday Aug 31Dead River at 5500 cfsIVTC neededemail
Sat-Sun Sept. 6-7Roll DamsIIIHelen Hess288-9510email
Sat Sept 13Dead River at 3500 cfsIVGary and Suzanne Cole933-4025email
Fri-Mon Sept 13-15West Branch Penobscot, Roll Dams to ChesuncookICanoe camping on historic logging riverBill Blauvelt899-2157email
Sat-Sun Sept 20-21Roll DamsIIISee June 14, see the fall colorsDoug Field784-4258email
Sat-Sun Sept 27-28Canoe CampingI-IINot too far away; give me a call.Doug Field784-4258email
Sat-Sun Oct 4-5Roll DamsIIISee June 14, see the fall colorsDoug Field784-4258email
Sun, Oct 5Dead River at 6000IVTC neededemail
Fri-Mon Oct. 10-13PPCS Fall SupperMany trips - watch for newsletterAt the Somesville Fire Station on Mt. Desert Island. Chowder making at Kyle's Fri night' potluck supper and speaker Sat night. Hiking, biking, sea kayaking and more on Sat, Sun, and Mon.Watch for newsletter update.Helen Hess288-9510email
Saturday, Oct 11Park Look Road bikeRod and Cathi Reed210-0660email
Sat-Sun Oct 18-19Farmington River, New Boston, MAII-IIICamping in New BostonTom and Patti Rutka284-6777email
Fri, Apr 11-Sun April 13TC's ChoiceIII-IVME, NH, different rivers each day. Stay at reasonably priced accommodations nearby or enroute to river to get most bang for bucks and water levels.Ryan Galway522-0259email