Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jul 8 2006 - Potomac River Whitewater Tubing (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Chuck Hildenbrand, Cynthia Hildenbrand
Participants:Cynthia Hildenbrand, Chuck Hildenbrand, Ian Wright, Christina Galli, Duruhan Badraslioglu, Jackie Putman, John Putman, Parva Fattahi, James Petersen, John Meagher, Ali Badii, Lora Polowczuk, Mary Rivulet, John Smith, Kimberly Engle, Amy Hatfield, doug hanford, Leo Seung, Kathryn Bright, H. Tran, Jim Polfer, Colin Babb, vasanthi sivaprakasam, Jessica Martinez, Jen A, Aimee Morris, Kristen Butler, Lorrie Yates, Kimberly McCue, Patrick Haas

Write Up:
On a Saturday afternoon, 30 MOCers met in front of the Riverriders building in Harper's Ferry to embark on relaxing tubing trip down the Potomac River. The weather called for sunny and 80ĒC, but I think we got 70s and partly sunny to completely overcast. Due to recent rain, the river was a few feet higher than usual, so definitely not a dry ride. We socialized, upgraded our tubes to the more fancy kind, looked at items for sale, and impatiently waited to begin our adventure. Once on the river, we encounter calm, swiftly moving water with a few rippling rapids. The scenery on either side of the river was beautiful and for the most part the group stayed together. The most exciting rapids occurred right before our place to get out, and there were a few man over tube incidents but nothing major. Overall the ride took about 1 hour, which included a stop on some rocks to take in the scenery. About half of the group stopped on the way home at Brewer's Alley in Frederick to enjoy a quick dinner. Overall a good time was had by everyone.

-Cynthia Glaser

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