Charles River May 7th 2017

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Ken R
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Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby Ken R » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:08 am

I'll start by saying I forget how to post a trip, so I simply copied and pasted the trip posting from 2015 and changed the dates

Come celebrate the start of the paddling season!

When: Sunday May 7th, Picnic Lunch and social hour 11:00-Noon. Butts in boat 12:30.
Where: The parking lot near the Charles River Canoe and Kayak kiosk across from Harvard Stadium at 1071 Soldiers Field Road

The plan:
Head down river to the locks then head back upriver to the launch spot or continue upriver depending on time and conditions.

As we did in previous years, the group may split to allow for a shorter trip too (5-8 miles).

Please reply if you are planning to attend.

Because it will be a Sunday and the parking lot may be busy, I recommend carpooling if possible.

I'm hoping to relive past years spring paddle trips
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3469


Group is limited to 12 people
Wet exit/Rescue skills are required.
I would recommend at least a 15 foot boat.
Ability to paddle 9-12 miles, or 5-8 if second group is created.
Proper clothing and gear for cold water temps.
KR

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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby NorwayLady » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:09 pm

Thank you for posting this trip, Ken. I would love to join you.

Below is the link to photos I took from a kayak trip on the Charles River last spring. Ken's trip is almost identical to the trip featured below. It is a beautiful paddle at a beautiful time of year. Come join us!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 479de1f443
Bea
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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby twotrout » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:22 am

Hi Ken, I'd like to join the trip.
Diane

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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby Rclarke » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:45 am

Hi All
I'm interested and will follow up to confirm. I'm a maybe as there's a kayak "demo" day at RI Kayak center I'd like to attend. Hope to paddle w/ you guys soon.
Once the weather turns a bit warmer I'll post another Boston Light paddle for sure.
Bob

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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby Ken R » Sun May 07, 2017 9:15 am

Although conditions are not optimal, the paddle is still on.
If there is anyone coming that has not posted, please do so.
If you have posted and are not planning on attending please post a cancelation so we don’t wait for you.
If you have posted and are going to be there, see you soon.
KR

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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby NorwayLady » Wed May 10, 2017 8:03 am

Thank you to Ken for posting and organizing this trip.

Diane, Ken and I had a great day on the Charles River. We ended up paddling down past the Museum of Science, under the Zakim bridge, through the locks and in to Boston Harbor. In 4 1/2 hours we covered 13 miles at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings.

Below is the public link to photos I took. Enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... dfb63dce46
Bea
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Re: Charles River May 7th 2017

Postby Ken R » Wed May 10, 2017 8:11 am

Thanks for the trip report Bea!
KR


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