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Date ordered events list
indicates ACA sanctioned event DATE/DAY PLANNED EVENT CONTACT PHONE/EMAIL EXPECT COMMENTS
Wednesday May 23 Lower Mad River Jim Poulin 802-355-4591
jimpoulin1958@yahoo.com
nov-int WW, int WW
Wednesday May 30 LEADER'S CHOICE John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
nov-int WW, int WW, int-adv WW
ACA sanctioned event Saturday-Sunday Jun 9-10, 2018 VPC Whitewater Novice Clinic John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
offwater, nov WW
Wednesday Jun 13 Lamoille / Lower Mad / Browns John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
nov-int WW, int WW
Wednesday Jun 20 Otter Creek Gorge (II-III) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
nov-int WW, int WW Re 'Expect': Difficulty depends on the level. A wet week could give us ~2,000 cfs or more. Dry could be below 500, but still runnable.
Friday-Sunday Jun 29-Jul 1, 2018 Deerfield Riverfest (III-IV) // Zoar Demofest Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW Zoar Demofest starts on Friday, June 29, and continues through Sunday, July 1. AW's Deerfield Riverfest is on Saturday, June 30.
Wednesday Jul 11 Sumner Falls (Hartland, VT) Jim Poulin 802-355-4591
jimpoulin1958@yahoo.com
int WW, int-adv WW Playboating on the "Hartland wave".
ACA sanctioned event Saturday-Sunday Jul 14-15, 2018 VPC Class II Whitewater Clinic John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
offwater, nov-int WW
Wednesday Jul 18 Lower Mad River John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
nov-int WW, int WW
Friday-Sunday Jul 20-22, 2018 Rapid River (ME) Ben Schott 617-530-0412
benjaminjamesschott@gmail.com
int-adv WW, adv WW Co-led by John Atherton.
Wednesday Jul 25 Otter Creek Gorge (II-III) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
nov-int WW, int WW Re 'Expect': Difficulty depends on the level. A wet week could give us ~2,000 cfs or more. Dry could be below 500, but still runnable.
Saturday-Monday Sep 1-3, 2018 Beaverfest/Raquette (III-IV+, Labor Day Weekend) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
adv WW
Saturday-Sunday Sep 22-23, 2018 West River Release, Fall 2018 Vermont Paddlers Club nnn-nnn-nnnn
vpcnews@vtpaddlers.net
offwater, nov-int WW, int WW, int-adv WW
Saturday-Sunday Oct 13-14, 2018 Moose River Festival (class IV) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW, adv WW
DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. 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 your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you 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 your 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.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
indicates ACA sanctioned event DATE/DAY PLANNED EVENT CONTACT PHONE/EMAIL EXPECT COMMENTS
DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. 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 your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you 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 your 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.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
The trips and events schedules (and trip reports) for years prior to 2004 may be found in the Bow and Stern Archive.
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DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. 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 your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you 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 your 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.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
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