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Kayaking at Antietam Creek




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Boonsboro, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 23 2011  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Oct 9 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 23 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5 to 6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Chip Walsh
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
We will meet up at 10, try to get on the water at 11, find a place to eat lunch on the creek, and probably be packing for home around 3 or 4 pm. This trip is scheduled for the Greater Baltimore Canoe Club, but MOCers are welcome. If you need to rent a boat, it can be done through Antietam Creek Canoe. Renters will need to work out their own logistics with the canoe outfitter.

This section of Antietam Creek has moving water and is rated as Class I to II. The creek is rated as suitable for "practiced novices," meaning paddlers should have prior experience and be able to steer and control their boat. Seasonably cool weather is forecast, so paddlers should bring warm clothes in a dry bag in case they take an inadvertent swim. Cotton clothes are cold when wet, so favor your fleece over jeans and hoody. For anybody that doesn't have a dry bag, I will bring a big, waterproof duffel bag into which you can throw your extra clothes. All paddlers must wear PFDs.

There are no fees for the trip unless paddlers are renting.

This is a one way trip, floating with the current to the end point on the Potomac and then driving back. We will work out the logistics of car shuttle at the meeting spot. This is no big deal but be aware group members are expected to share rides to get the shuttling done.

Required Items to Bring:
- Personal flotation device
- Appropriate paddling clothing (non-cotton)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Kayak
- Money to rent kayak and gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Group will meet at the Route 34 bridge over Antietam Creek near the Antietam National Battlefield: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.46528,-77.725504&ll=39.468402,-77.725182&spn=0.105882,0.217838&sll=39.416111,-77.7425&sspn=0.017241,0.032015&num=1&t=m&vpsrc=6&z=13

Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@mdoutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at content@mdoutdoorclub.com.


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