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September 23, Saturday, Sedge Islands, Little Bay,Marsh Elder & Spizzle Creek Trails, Class 1 Open bay saltwater paddle with shallow water, sand bars and salt marsh islands. We will follow the designated trails routes through the tidal salt marsh islands with a 1:42 pm high tide. Expect to see many birds including osprey, peregrine falcon, american oystercatchers, herons, sea gulls and more. We are meeting at the Winter Anchorage where we will drop off our boats and then park at Area 21 parking lot. Bring lunch and water. Heavy rain, thunderstorms or extreme wind will cancel. Park vehicle entrance fee is $5/NJ Resident and $10/Non-Resident. Registration and and directions. Leader Rich Pace.

October 21, Saturday, Brandywine River paddle and Brandywine River Museum visit, Class 1. We will paddle this scenic Chester County river at the height of fall colors. At lunch we will spend time at the museum viewing the exhibits and than proceed down river to Thompson Bridge in Delaware. Afterward, everyone is invitedback to CNC's

Delaware River, September 16. More photos.

co-leader Barb Nesbitt's house in West Chester for a bread and soup get-together. This is a joint trip with Churchville Nature Center. They only have tandem canoes that can be rented. If you need a boat contact the center at 215-357-4005, Tue.-Sun. 10 to 5. AMC and CNC members/Non-members: $30/35, includes museum admission. If you have a boat contact the leader; John Chalikian, There will be a $12 fee collected at beginning of trip for museum ticket for those not renting from CNC. John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 (best time to call: before 9) chalikian@juno.com

PFDs (life jackets) must be worn on all trips when on the water. Helmets must be worn by all paddling decked boats on Class 2 or higher trips, and for all open boats on Class 3 or higher trips.

For Class 2 and higher trips, paddlers must provide their own equipment: Canoe or kayak suitable for whitewater with flotation and grab loops or handles, a helmet, lifejacket, sprayskirt for closed boats, paddle and clothing suitable for water & air temperatures. Paddlers must have the necessary skills, be able to wet exit their boat, swim and self-rescue in a rapid: swim boat and self to shore, get back in boat, or Eskimo roll.

For Sale: Mohawk Shaman, 12'8" length with Mohawk outfitting.  Hull is in fair condition; one dent in the stern with a small crack in the stern repaired with g-flex poly and S-glass.  Includes two air bags.  $275 Contact Jim at j.syndor@aol.com, 856-364-0989, Click here for more photos.

For Sale: Blue Hole Starburst, tandem white water canoe.  Canoe is in good condition; includes airbags.  No holes, crack or dents in hull, a few dings only.  $475.  $275 Contact Jim at j.syndor@aol.com, 856-364-0989, Click here for more photos.

This week's Lehigh River dam release, posted each Wednesday.

Lehigh River whitewater dam release schedule for 2017:

May13, 20, 27, 28 June 10, 11, 24, 25 July 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30 August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26*, 27* September 2*, 3*     October 7-8*         *depending on available water

Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here

Electronic trip reporting now available for leaders

Trip leaders can skip mailing in trip reports and sign up sheets by reporting their trips electronically on this web site.

Leaders will be able to scan their sign sheets, upload them and fill out their trip report on line. They have the option of receiving a copy of their report by e-mail. Instructions and help are provided. For more information, click here.

Click here to download the fall issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

Join AMC! First time members get a 20 percent discount! Click this link for our secure server.

TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.

Knots for paddlers: Click here

Guide book information & reviews, click here.

Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.

The Mohican Getaway Program has a full schedule of reasonably priced two- and three-day activity-oriented outings planned at the Mohican Outdoor Center. Click here for more information.

Rent Club Boats: We have two fully outfitted whitewater solo open canoes which you can rent for $25 a day for use on club trips. Includes paddle & spare, PDF, helmet. To rent, contact Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 or contact leader.

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