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November 1 (Sat) Tohickon Creek Fall Release, CANCELED. Low water in lake and other stuff.

There are no more trips scheduled this season. If you are a qualified leader and want post a trip, you can post it directly to the On Line Trip Listing database, or contact paddling chair Eric Pavlak, 510-650-8926, eric@outings.org.

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.

Brandywine River, October 18. Click here for more photos.

Paddle to DC to raise awareness of Boundary Waters threat

Dave and Amy Freeman are paddling from Ely, Minnesota to Washington, DC to raise awareness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.  The Wilderness, protected under the 1964 Wilderness Act,  is 1.1 million acres containing 1,000 pristine lakes connected by rivers, streams, and portages, and is home to a large diversity of wildlife. It is America's most visited wilderness area.

Proposals for large industrial-scale copper mining in sulfide ore threaten the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Sulfide-ores generate acid drainage and contaminate groundwater, wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes.

 Dave and Amy are collecting signatures on their 2,000 mile journey to Washington, DC. to present to President Obama, asking him to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness.

Here is their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FreemansExplore  For more information, www.paddletodc.org/ Want to help or have questions: Contact Karen Melton.

<<<<< Fall Footnotes has a two-page article on Phil Ritchie!

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: go to our Links Page.

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 .

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

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