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June 25 (Sat) Lehigh River Whitewater, plus pizza, Class 2-3 whitewater from White Haven to Rockport, 9 AM start. After paddle: old friends' pizza party at Lindquist's house near White Haven. Food costs to be shared, plus BYOB.

To register contact Bob Krisak, 609-587-6174, rivalbob@gmail.com

June 25 (Sat) Schuylkill River or Pine Barrens River, Depending on Water Levels. A class 1 river paddle. This trip is open to all but it a good opportunity for the recent tandem students to practice what they have learned from the previous week. This is a joint trip between the Churchville Nature Center and AMC. If you have a boat contact the leaders, if you need a tandem canoe contact CNC at 215-357-4005 to rent a canoe, pfd and paddle. John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 call before 9 PM, chalikian@juno.com; Co-leader, Walt Underhill, underwalt@aol.com

July 3, (Sun) Sea Kayak on the Chesapeake: Eastern Neck We'll circle beautiful Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, an island below Rock Hall, MD. Lots of wildlife, very few power boats.

One of the best paddles on the Chesapeake. About 10 miles paddling distance. Spray skirts required. For touring kayaks 12' or longer with at least two watertight compartments or equipped with air bags. If not sure about your boat, ask!

Novice (not beginner) to intermediate. We may encounter 2-3 foot waves at some point in the trip, although most of the trip may be calm.

We are running this a a day trip, although there is camping and lodging in the area. If high winds or seas are forecast, we will move the trip to a more sheltered location, a very pretty nearby tidal creek we recently scouted. We will be meeting at 11 AM. Driving time from Philadelphia is about 2 to 2.5 hours. Eric Pavlak and Barbara Bailey, 610-650-8926 before 9. eric@outings.org.

What trip class ratings mean (opens in new window).

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.

Paddling leader Ian Kindle named State Park Educator of the Year ... more

How to remove an embedded tick with a wet cotton swab: video ... link

2016 Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.

New: 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 Summer 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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