EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED May 16-18th LOWER MADAWASKA RIVER Larry Durst, 905- 415-1152 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Join us for the annual spring paddle/wine and cheese party and find out first hand why mostly sane, reasonably intelligent and somewhat mature persons subject themselves to the vicissitudes of spring canoe camping. We paddle from above Aumonds Bay to the take out at Griffith, a distance of only 28 km. The pace is leisurely with only the Sunday being a full day of paddling and most of that spent on the Snake Rapids section of the river. Lots of time to play, chat and nibble! Rapids will range from Grade 1 to 4 and there are a couple of short portages around falls. Water levels are likely to be quite high and cold. In the past we have had sun, rain, hail and snow…all on the same day, so participants will need to dress and pack appropriately. Suitable for intermediate level paddlers. Limit six boats. Book early as this trip usually “sells out”. ☺
October 3 - Arrive in Sault St Marie - approximately 7-8 hour drive
October 4 - load gear by 8.00 am - arrive LSPP and get camping permits - Be in Frater no later than 12.30 pm
Arrive at mile 116.5
October 7th - campsite 1 km below Agawa Falls - as this is the Super moon evening
October 8th lunar eclipse from 0600- 07.00
October 9th paddle out, if calm along Lake Superior to Agawa Bay
Jeff Mc Coll has been planning this trip for quite some time. we had several cancellations and at this point I am without a partner.
Experienced white water trippers only at this moment
more info can be send, once you joined the group
Trip is depending on water levels on the river due to some possible rainfalls this week.
please contact me if you are interested to join
LIMITED PLACES LEFT AT THIS MOMENT - FAST RESPONSE IS NEEDED
This will be the third and last day trip for this year before the water level normally begins to decline. The total time normally averages about 6 to 8 hours including the shuttle time duration. A total of 8 rapids after an hour of flatwater paddling.
This trip is a combination of Sudbury's Chiniguchi region which resembles Killarney's white quartzite mountains and turquoise lakes, and Temagami's Sturgeon River which is characterized as the big sister to the Spanish River for its continous CI (mostly) to CII (some) rapids.
If you are looking for a beginner whitewater trip then this trip is for you.
For those who are unable to participate in the posted trip dated on Sunday, June 30th, here is another opportunity to paddle the Lower Madawaska River or anyone wishing to do it again. This day trip normally lasts between 6 and 9 hours with a total of 8 rapids.
New email contact listed below . A nice introduction to moving water on the edge of urban sprawl. The Credit river should still be high enough to paddle from Norval to Meadowvale. No rapids, but plenty of ripples. Lots of bends in the river, ann a shute over the old damn in Huttonville. One dead tree across the entire river below Churchville requires ability to eddy out in advance. Good introduction to moving water, practice eddy turns, or just a lazy day letting the river take you past Greenbelt valley lands in NW Brampton, camp Naivelt, and wildlife in the City.
The purpose of this clinic is to help paddlers who have had introductory whitewater training to improve their paddling skills. On Saturday we will paddle the Lower Madawaska where we will take an aggressive line on all the rapids doing eddy turns and jet ferries. On Sunday morning we will go to Palmers and practice basic skills. We will critique your forward and correction strokes. Tandem and solo paddlers can benefit from this clinic. We will camp at my cottage in the area.
There is no charge. I can be contacted via email . Helmets are required. . Tandem canoes must have a centre airbag properly installed. This trip is conditional on decent water levels and decent weather. The water will be cold that weekend so wetsuits or drysuits are needed as it is very unlikely that participants will remain dry all day.
The Black River empties into Lake Simcoe south of Washago. There is a fun short section from the HWY 169 bridge crossing to the next concession road crossing to the west where the river loops around through a number of small rapids separated by flat sections. The section ends with an optional more challenging technical chute, followed by a Class 2 rollercoaster ride. This is an ideal spot for budding moving water paddlers to get some experience, and practice ferries and eddy turns. I'm happy do give informal pointers, and we're in no rush. The section of river is short enough that if you get cold or wet, you can quickly paddle out. However, if you want to work the section, you can play all afternoon. As a bonus, we meet at 11:00 so you don't have to haul yourself out of bed early to get there. We'll also finish around 3:00, so plenty of time to get back to the family dinner. As the water will still be cold, you will need a wetsuit or drysuit. As this is a fun play & practice day, and I don't find paddling in cold rain much fun, the outing is weather dependent. Email me as soon as possible if you want to join us.