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The Potomac was at 10.2 ft - only three others has signed up / asked to be kept in mind. We four ended on the upper part of Catoctin Creek MD - called Middle Creek. See the TR.

Due to predictions seen today (Fri, 6 May) that the Po will be running at 7.2 feet, we will NOT be gathering at Violettes Lock. I will be looking for smaller streams nearby (think Goose or Virginia Catoctin), but if even they look too high - will scrub the trip entirely.

If redirecting, I'll send an APB to the Sunday list. If Canceling - no notice at all, since no-one has said they're coming.

- Alf

Meet at Violettes Lock, ready to paddle at 9:30. Cross the Potomac and enter the Geo Washington Canal on the Virginia side paddle down through several Class 1 and 2 rapids. Return across the Potomac and reeneter the C&O Canal at Blockhouse Point/ Mile 21. 3.8 ft predicted (Med High) Return to Violettes.

Please contact me by phone or email if coming - do not drop in.


Please look at the CCA's "Trip Guidelines" page:

Also: Covid Rules. -
All participants should bring a personal mask to be worn as needed.

Do not attend if you think that you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, or if you have any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Please call your medical provider for any symptoms that are concerning to you.
Sunday, May 08, 2022, 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Violettes Lock
13948 Violettes Lock Road
Poolesville, MD  20874

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Alford Cooley
703-442-7935 (p)
703-397-6882 (c)
2-Trips-PN-Class I/II
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only