PPCS Trip and Event Schedule

Please contact the trip coordinator at least two days before the trip.
Please review the Participant's Responsibilities, Dos and Don'ts, Reading a River, Survival Tips and the Liability Waiver.
If you would like to lead a trip that isn't listed here, contact, contact me and I'll add your trip to the list.

Trip Coordinators: Check your trip description listed here to make sure it is accurate. If any changes need to be done, contact me and I'll make the change.

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Trip description/notes:

Dates River/Event Section Class Notes TC TC Phone TC email
Friday, July 1 to Suncay, July 3Roll Dam section of West Branch PenobscotIIIHelen Hess288-9510email
Saturday, July 2Dead RiverIII1800 cfsT.C. neededemail
Saturday, July 2Canada Falls IV500 cfsRon Chase725-4342email
Sunday, July 3Dead RiverIII1300 cfsT.C. neededemail
Monday, July 4Fourth of July Fireworks from war canoesBangorBangorMike Mayburyemail
Saturday, July 9Canada Falls IV600 cfsJohn Brower397-4815email
Sunday, July 10Roll Dam section of West Branch PenobscotIII500 cfs minimumJohn Brower397-4815email
Friday, July 15Rapid RiverIV1300 cfsRyan Galway650-0978email
Friday, July 22Swift Water Rescue ClinicForksKick off the Summer Picnic weekend with this one-day class taught by the ACA-certified instructor from Northeast Guide Service. Includes a trip through the Kennebec Gorge to the site of drills on rope-throwing, swimming, boat recovery, wading, and more. Participation limited to 10 people with preference given to first-timers. Your slot will be reserved when you pre-pay the $65 cost of class to the PPCS. Kyle Duckworth288-5763email
Saturday, July 23Cooks' Meeting at Webb's Campground, 5:00 p.m.Casual dress required. Skirts optional. Followed by potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. All who bring a contribution are welcome.email
Saturday, July 23Dead RiverIII2400 cfsBrent Elwell592-7925email
Saturday, July 23Canoe Kennebec River from Webb’s Campground area to Caratunk IIAlan Fuller(603) 886-5555email
Saturday, July 23 to Sunday July 24Summer Picnicemail
Sunday, July 24Kennebec GorgeIV4800 cfsJean Miller(860) 309-8360email
Suncay, July 24Dead RiverIII1800 cfsT.C. Neededemail
Sunday, July 24Dead RiverIILow Flow, 8:00 a.m. sharpT.C. Neededemail
Saturday, July 30Mattawamkeag RiverIII-IVnatural flowBill Blauveltemail
Saturday, August 6Rapid RiverIV1300 cfsBill Blauveltemail
Saturday, August 13Dead RiverIII2400 cfsBrent Elwell592-7925email
Sunday, August 14Dead RiverIII1800 cfsRich Oberdorf(847) 757-6181email
Saturday, August 20Magalloway RiverIV1200 cfsBrent Elwell592-7925email
Sunday, August 21Magalloway RiverIV1200 cfsRich Oberdorf(847) 757-6181email
Saturday, August 27Magalloway RiverIII-IV900 cfsRyan Galway650-0978email
Sunday, August 28Magalloway RiverIII-IV900 cfsRyan Galway650-0978email
Sunday, September 4Dead RiverIV5500 cfsTom Rutka450-3424email
Friday to Monday, September 9 to 12St. Croix RiverFlat to Class II""Bob Holtzman207-542-1393email
Saturday, September 10Canada FallsIV600 cfsJohn Brower397-4815email
Sunday, September 11Roll Dam section of West Branch PenobscotIIIJohn Brower397-4815email
Saturday, September 17Dead RiverIV3500 cfsRyan Galway650-0978email
Sunday, September 18Kennebec GorgeIV4800 cfsRyan Galway650-0978email
Saturday, October 1Dead RiverIVfull open up to 6000 cfsT.C. Neededemail
Saturday to Monday, October 8 to 10Saturday: hiking, biking sea kayaking and more sign up at the Fire Station in am. Fall Supper at the Somesville Fire Station - food prep starts at 5:00 pm Pot Luck supper @ 6:00, bring a dish to contribute, Chowder served, program to follow Sunday/Monday: activities sign ups at the Fire Station email
Saturday, October 15NH River drawdown TC’s ChoiceIII+Ryan Galway650-0978email
Saturday - Sunday, October 22-23Farmington RiverNew Boston, MAIIIBeautiful New England river in a fall setting, technical and follows the road.Tom Rutka450-3424email
Saturday - Sunday, November 5-6Tohickon CreekPAIIIclassic, plus a road tripT.C. neededemail