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This may be out there already, but I am only on this forum since last summer, my apologies if this is a duplicate post of sorts.
IMO nobody should paddle alone, but again that is just my opinion, this post isn't here to debate that or anything else for that matter, I just want to help myself and others get to paddle as much as possible.
So, what I am trying to accomplish is this, a post you can refer to that will get you a paddle buddy for the day, a shuttle, local info etc.
All I ask if your interested respond to this post with any of the following, where you paddle, what you paddle (size matters, lol), when you can paddle, shuttle help, etc.
Where: various sections of the Upper Delaware, lakes in 100 mile radius of 18252, some local creeking, couple sections of Schuylkill R.
What: 10.6 rec singles or 14 tandem make up the fleet
When: mainly weekends, some weekdays with notice, alot of night paddles (lakes w lights), venturing into overnights this year
Shuttle help: I can be a help on the paddlers wanting to do the Lehigh around White Haven/Jim Thorpe area, or most of the Schuylkill with very little notice
Added: I actually represent a group of 4-5 people from the Tamaqua/Lansford area, we try to group paddle as much as possible, but between all our schedules someone is almost always looking for a paddle buddy.
Hopefully if some of us do this it will aide many of us in more time on the water. I know personally I missed quite a few days last year due to lack of partner or shuttles.
Also, 2 dogs are members of our group, pfd's of course, so we are pet friendly
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Rescue / Throw Bags
Electric Kayak Motor
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Fantastic! Count me in on this.|
Posted by: suntan on Mar-09-13 10:00 PM (EST)
I paddle the Upper Delaware and West Branch. I have a 15' Prijon Cruiser. Paddle during the day on weekdays. No weekends or holidays until Fall. I drive a small car and have carried 3 kayaks on the roof. I like to practice, practice, practice all kinds of rescues. Class ll is great, class I is okay, flatwater between bubblie is tolerable but long hours on flatwater won't work for me unless it's in rough conditions with lots of wind and whitecaps to play in. Have cold water gear and live close enough to go out for a few hours. Cell 570 352 8806 leave a message. Dennis
The best of the Spring run-off is here.|
Posted by: suntan on Mar-14-13 8:32 AM (EST)
Where were you guys|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-14-13 8:36 AM (EST)
when I lived in NEPA?
Hey PB, how do you get it to go from |
Posted by: suntan on Mar-14-13 10:13 AM (EST)
just TALKING about it to making it happen? My "planned trip" to "actual trip" ratio is about 100:3. Any advice?
Delaware Nat Rec Area|
Posted by: pathwacker on May-15-13 10:30 PM (EST)
Hi I live in east stroudsburg, and own an old town guide 147. My wife refuses to go down the delaware, however I have been down it many times in the past 30 years. I have only taking the guide down it once, and that was for a mid November turkey/archery bear suicide mission. We survived, never fired a shot, or launched an arrow. We had received a ton of sorry looks on both sides river. I have 3 vehicles equipped with thule racks to carry the 80lb barge.
Okay Pathwacker, your on!|
Posted by: suntan on May-16-13 9:46 AM (EST)
Thursdays and Fridays are wide open right now. Just message me or post here and we'll make it a GO! Dennis
Posted by: Feral_Wolf on May-22-13 5:23 PM (EST)
we have a group putting in in Easton, (Scotts Park), Saturday morning the 25th. We will be at the launch til approx 730 am.. We are paddling for 2 days, but are more than open to companions on the trip. Join us along the way, come out for day 2 (Upper Black Eddy) on Sunday, so far there are four of us going, I will check this a few times before Friday night to see if anyone is interested..
Thanks Wolf but I got a wedding... |
Posted by: suntan on May-22-13 9:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: pathwacker on Jun-06-13 4:45 PM (EST)
I am only able to go on the weekends. Any lake inMonroe/pike or Delaware river
I only paddle on Thursday and Friday now|
Posted by: suntan on Jun-06-13 9:53 PM (EST)