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Trip Coordinator Workshop - 2019
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2019 Trip Coordinator Workshop       Sun, Feb 10, 2019


Safety – Responsibility –


S: CCA Instruction – Safety Workouts   R: for ourselves, then the Swimmer   L: Common Adventure, CCA Waiver


Kinds of Trips:  Weekends (our focus here), incl. Family, Releases, Campers, Attains, Safety Workouts

       ALSO:  Thursdays, Wednesdays, Sundays at Violettes, Pick-Up trips    


A - Choose a Stream


1 – Set up USGS Water Alerts (optional – internet)


2 - Use Am Whitewater & the Stream-Finder (S-F) to choose


3 – Predict weather & water levels (CCA website, S-F) – Have Plan B


4 - Figure travel times, Meet-up places, return home times


5 - Ron Canter's 42 Maps - print or fwd to your trip members (opt)


6 – Ron Knipling’s 68 Ranked Streams – MCCs 140 Streams


7 - Consult old trip reports for that destination (opt)


8 - Trips Ctee* will assist, incl. to arrange co-coordinator, post trips, Learning new streams


B – Advertise It & Collect Your Group


8 – Post your trip on the CCA Calendar - Susan will send members weekly broadsides of upcoming trip

         Insist people notify you – in case of sudden U-turn – email or phone – lunch – river-wear – Telephone interview for

         skill level – decide if someone should not come, non-CCA members welcome    Post on FB or Paddle Prattle (opt)


9 – Choose a Meeting Point (S-F) – Equipment check there as cars get left off


C – On the River


10 - Riverside pre-paddle discussion of route, hazards, signals. set probe & sweep, accidents


11 - Equipment check, bring extra equipment (opt)         - Recruit members for the Club (bring CCA cards)


D - After Action


12 - Post a trip report   - a river hazard report     - report problems for the Trips Ctee.   And let us know about good eateries.



If time allows (two hours), we'll discuss problems encountered ("war stories") - Call out a short-notice Pick-Up Trip



*Trips Committee is - Alf Cooley, Barb Brown, Susan Sherrod, Miki Komlosh


Trips are Cross-Listed with the BRV and MCC

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