Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mid-Hudson ADK Paddle Outings Schedule June 22-July 5

Thurs June 24 Mid-week paddles
We paddle the second and fourth Thursday of each month, weather permitting.  Paddles vary in length, difficulty, and location.  Most are on quieter water; some will be on the Hudson River.  All are generally leisurely -- we stop for looks at birds and waterfalls and for lunch. MEMBERS can be included on a separately maintained email list for these trips, contact leaders, Shari Aber ( 845-255-6005 or ) or Russ Faller (845-297-5126 -- before 9:30 PM -- or .
Sat June 26  Moonlight Paddle                        Easy
Leaders:  Barry & Kathy Skura           No registration required.
Easy evening paddle at Big Pond by the reflected light of the full moon. Short drive from campground to Big Pond for an hour or two paddle.  PFD required.

Wed Jun 30 Norrie Point Evening Paddle B/C
Leader: Dave Webber 845-452-7238
Launch at 6 PM and paddle for 1.5-2 hours, 4-6 miles at an easy pace. PFD Required! The CSKC will join us. Directions: Rt 9 north from Hyde Park, bear left on Old Post Road towards Staatsburg and then immediate left to Mills Norrie State Park. Follow signs to the Marina. We'll launch at the south end of the parking area by the Environmental Center.

Erie Canal Paddle: July 1-5 Level: All.  Average 8-10 miles per day
Leader: Don Urmston: 845-457-4552 (before 9pm)
Join us for five days of paddling on the Erie Canal between Palmyra and Port Byron.  This trip will feature a relaxed pace and plenty of exploring both on water and on foot in the towns we encounter.  Paddling will average 8-10 miles per day.  We will stay at a local campground with showers and bathrooms. ($ fee for camping).  Pfd (life vest) required.  14 ft. or longer kayak or canoe strongly recommended.  Contact leader for more details and costs.  THIS TRIP IS FULL, CONTACT LEADER FOR WAITING LIST

Sat July 3 Paddle through the Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Shari Aber  845-255-6005
The Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge’s northern boundary lies in Orange County.   We will paddle from the Oil City Boat Launch upstream through diverse habitats in Northern New Jersey.  The place is beautiful and the paddling is easy.  We may have to portage over a beaver dam or two, but in July, the water should be refreshing.    Bring PFDs, water and lunch.  Contact leader for meeting time.

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