Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jun 3 2006 - Rafting Daytrip at Ohiopyle (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Cynthia Hildenbrand, doug hanford
Participants:Erin Green, Cheryl Suh, cindy russell, Cynthia Hildenbrand, doug hanford, Chuck Hildenbrand, Aimee Morris, Ian Wright, Scott Davis, Brian Leister, Rebecca McKee, Jessica Martinez, michael thomey, Justin Yaquiant, Pamela Ng

Write Up:
We met at an ungodly hour of 6:30 am at the park and ride, while the rest of the group would catch up to us at Ohiopyle. Everyone arrived at Ohiopyle on time, with an hour to spare. We watched videos of previous rafting trips and checked out items for sale. The weather was cool and overcast but enthusiasm was high to hit the river. Due to recent rainfall, no duckies were allowed, but the river was high enough to make our ride challenging. We missed the opportunity for a guide in every raft by 1 inch! The MOCer's broke up into groups of five and elected a raft captain for each raft. It was an exciting and hairy ride, with a few terrifying man overboard incidents. But a good time was had by all and definite war stories to tell friends and family. Afterwards a few survivors went to the local pizza joint to recount their experience. The MOC group was given a free video of the trip and hopefully we will have copies made for anyone that is interested. A success all and all, and requests for our fearless leader Doug Hanford to make it a yearly event!

-Cynthia Glaser

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