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FULL July 22. Saturday, Swiftwater Safety Session. Excellent for both whitewater, flatwater and sea kayak paddlers. $5/$25 (member/nonmember), instructor/volunteers are free. Course tailored to the needs of the group. We'll cover swimming rapids, self-rescue, deep water reentry, group rescue, equipment recovery, group actions, scene management, gear & more. On Delaware River at Lambertville wing dam. Register by 7/20. Eric Pavlak, 610-650-8926, eric@outings.org

July 26, Wednesday, Great Egg Harbor River This is an approximately 8 mile trip in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Due to downed trees and other obstacles to maneuver around, some paddling experience is required. We will meet at the Palace Outfitters. They will shuttle private boats to our put-in for $14. Rental kayaks are available for $40; canoes for $60. We may be able to get a discount if we have 10 paddlers or more. Francine Carlini, 610-279-4671, fcarlini@comcast.net

August 5, Saturday, Schuylkill River, Mont Clare to Pawlings Road. Class 1. This section of the river begins at Lock 60, a working lock, and ends in Valley Forge Park. Esther Underhill, 610-827-7776, 484-716-9036 (cell for trip day), underwalt@aol.com.

Delaware River, July 15. More photos.

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.

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 spring 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: 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.

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