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Bow and Stern - - June 1999

Bow and Stern

June 1999

The Official Newsletter of the Vermont Paddlers Club

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Message from the President

Hello Paddlers,

Enclosed you will find a summer paddling schedule and calendar, as well as a few resources. Besides this schedule you must remain in contact with the club website and the message phone. Many trips are arranged via these two vehicles.

The phone number is 899-1872 and the ACCESS CODE is 899, not the two-digit code as listed in the spring Bow and Stern. If you have trouble making the phone work I encourage you to call me at 899-1865 to report the problem. The websitc address is http://www.vtpaddlers.net/index.html.

The Indian (Hudson) River in releasing daily until June 24th and after that will be releasing Tue, Thur, Sat, and Sunday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The Indian River Water Dept. phone is 518-648-5303, M-Th 6:00 am to 3:30 pm and Friday only until 10:00 am. I would call if you plan to go over ... especially if we have a dry summer.

The Beaver River in upstate NY northeast of Lowville will have releases this Sept. on what is normally a dry section of river. The three affected sections range in length from one mile to about four miles and in difficulty from class III to V.

Questions regarding these releases can be directed at Chris Koll (315) 652-8397 or e-mail ckoll1234@aol.com. Tom Yurista from the VPC has apparently run the sections last year. The various sections release Sept 4,5,6,11,12,18, and 19.

The Pemi at Bristol NH is releasing at 1000-1500 July 10 and if water is available, July 11. Also the same schedule for Aug. 21 and 22, all from 9 am to 4 pm. Faith Knapp, at 802-649-5106, is leading a trip July 11.

The Black R. near Watertown, NY flows all summer and has a festival the weekend of Julv 24th and 25th. This is a class 3-4 river - anybody want to lead a trip to Watertown?

The Ottawa R. in Canada flows all summer and they have a rodeo the weekend of Sept 4-6. I have never been to the Ottawa- anybody want to paddle it sometime when the level gets down to around 4 feet?

OTHER NON PADDLING BUSINESS

The VPC will not sponsor an instructional clinic this summer, for a variety of reasons, but most are closely associated with the fact that no one wanted to organize the event. We will have to regroup and have one next year, see what the attendance is like and decide if it is something that is no longer warranted.

This fall is an elections cycle and the club will be looking for at least 2 and possibly 4 new officers and a few people willing to make a commitment to the summer of 2000 instructional clinic. Call any officer if you are interested.

Please continue to supply us with your e-mail address if you move or are new online. Rich Larsen is the guy, at larsen007@aol.com.

Continue to send Mike Fullerton your trip reports for the fall Bow and Stern. His address is 35 North Calais Rd. East Calais, VT 05650-8067 or e-mail at mfullert@together.net.

More Dam Releases -- Summer 1999

Deerfield R. Releases 	Monroe Bridge (Dryway)		Fife Brook
			June 13,18,20,25,26		June 10-13,17,19,20,23-27
			July 3,4,10,11,16,17,24,30,31	July 3,7-11,17,18,21-25,28-31
			August 1,6,7,14,15,20,21,28,29	Aug. 1,4-8,12-15,19-22,26-29
			Sept. 4,11,12,19		Sept. 1-5,8-12,18,19,22-24
			Oct 9,10			Oct. 2,3,6-10,13-15,16,17,20,21,22

Dead River releases 1300cfs- June 19,20,27 July 2,18 Aug 15, Sept 4 3500cfs Sept 18 1800 cfs June 18,26 July 3 Aug 8,14 5500cfs Sept 5 Oct2 2400r,fs July 17, Aug 7

Trips Schedule

DATEDAYPLANNED TRIPCONTACTPHONEEXPECTCOMMENTS
Fri-SunJun 11-13White/Pemi/???Faith Knapp649-5106nov WW with AMC - call ASAP
TueJun 22Pond & BurgersRich/Sheri Larsen878-6828FW
SatJun 26Deerfield Dryway (MA)Eric Bishop899-1865int-adv WW release
SatJul 10Missisquoi R. WMARicky Battistoni893-4655FW birding & bobbing
SunJul 11Pemi @ Bristol (NH)Faith Knapp649-5106nov-int WW release
Sat-SunJul 17-18Dead R./W. Br. Penobscot R.(ME)Lowell Stephens496-3127int-adv WW 2400 cfs Sat /upper W.Br. Sun
SatJul 17Sacandaga Festival (NY)open899-1872int-adv WW
WedJul 21Pond & BurgersRich/Sheri Larsen878-6828FW
Sat-SunJul 24-25Black R. Festival (NY)open899-1872int-adv WW
Sat-SunJul 24-25Leader's ChoiceRicky Battistoni893-4655int-adv WW local rivers or release
SatJul 31Deerfield R. Fest (MA)Mike Fullerton456-8701int-adv WW @ Monroe Br.
Sat-SunAug 7-8Dead R.(ME)Tony Shaw879-1655int-adv WW rel. 2400 & 1800 cfs
Sat-SunAug 7-8Rapid R.(ME)Rod Wentworth229-5054adv WW 4 wheelers needed
TueAug 10Winooski R.Tony Shaw879-1655nov WW & picnic, after work
ExtendedAug 18-25San Juan RiverLowell Stephens496-3127int WW Utah
FriAug 20Deerfield Dryway (MA)Ray Ingram879-4286int-adv WW release
Sat-MonSep 4-6Beaver R. Rendezvous (NY)open899-1872adv WW
Sat-MonSep 4-6Ottawa R. Rodeo (CAN)open899-1872int-adv WW
SatSep 18Dead R.(ME)Lowell Stephens496-3127int-adv WW 3500 cfs - B'Day Party
Sat-SunSep 25-26West R. WeekendThe Campbells875-2235int-adv WW release / potluck
SatOct 2Esopus Creek (NY)Ray Ingram879-4286nov-int WW release - race Sun.
SatOct 16Moose R. Fest (NY)open899-1872int-adv WW release
SunOct 17Fish Creek (NY)Tony Shaw879-1655int-adv WW Moose Fest chaser

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TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
WARNING!READ THE SAFETY CODE OF AMERICAN WHITEWATER!!! STAY ASHORE WHENWARNING!
CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!

Member Application and Waiver

Please fill out and return the Membership Application/Update Form below. We are trying to update our records to better coordinate / plan paddling adventures, and to communicate most efficiently with VPC members. Click here for a printable/mailable version.

VPC membership application/update

New Membership. <-----CIRCLE ONE-----> Update/Renewal


MY INTERESTS:
Whitewater.
 
Family trips.
 
Lessons (canoe).
Flatwater. Camping. Lessons (kayak).
Other (specify) ________________________________________________________
SKILLS: CANOE
 
SKILLS: KAYAK
Beginner. Beginner.
Intermediate. Intermediate.
Advanced. Advanced.
Max. class paddled:_______ Max. class paddled:_______


I may be willing to...
  1. Be a trip organizer.
  2. Be a tandem partner.
  3. Promote conservation of paddling resources.
  4. Report level for the following river(s)_________________________
  5. Volunteer/help to_________________________________________


Name_____________________________________________

street_____________________________________________

town______________________________

state________ zip code_______________

phone____________________________email______________________

This is a printable membership form and VPC waiver. Please read and sign the waiver, then mail both with your membership fee ($8 per individual OR family) to:

Rich Larsen VPC Membership Chairman (802)878-6828
11 Discovery Road, Essex Junction VT 05452



Make checks payable to VPC

NOTE: All adult members must sign and submit a VPC Waiver and Release of Liability.
 

READ CAREFULLY

THIS IS A WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I realize that danger exists in my participation in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized by the Vermont Paddlers Club.

Although I am in good health and able to participate in such activities, I realize that such participation may result in illness or injury due to accidents, the forces of nature, or other causes not foreseeable. Such illness and injury may include disease, strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, paralysis, and/or death. Possible injuries may cause serious and permanent disability. By my participation in this activity I hereby knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity.

I also, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Vermont Paddlers Club and its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims and suits for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in canoeing, kayaking, tubing and other activities, whether or not such claims or suits arise from negligent acts or omissions by the organizers and conductors of this activity, their employees or volunteers, another participant, any other person or from any other cause.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE, I UNDERSTAND THAT I GIVE UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND I SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY.

NAME: ___________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE: ______________________________________________________

AGE: _____________ DATE: ________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN IF PARTICIPANT IS LESS THAN 18 YEARS OLD:

SIGNATURE: ______________________________________________________

DATE: ____________________

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