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Thursday Paddle - Pre-Race Run - Mather to Lock 10 - CANCELED

WEDS - Noon - With the Potomac predicted at 5.8 ft for Thursday - and 5.1 for Race Day, it makes no sense to do Mather Gorge at an unsafe level - only to have the Race run from Anglers. Thanks to Alan Gale for pointing out that the Maryland Narrows section is described on the Ron Canter Map as a Class 5 at 6 ft. (Even with a downgrade to Cl. 4 - not something to which I should be subjecting myself or my participants.

I shall go over to GOOSE CREEK near Leesburg to join Tim Tilson's trip - see his announcement on this Calendar. Hope some of you may like to come. Alf

This Thursday Paddle is also a practice run for the Downriver Race, to be run two days later. Meet at Lock 10 at 9:00 to set shuttle, then drive up to Great Falls Tavern, MD for the trek down the Canal to Lock 17 / Sandy Beach Steps. Depending on the water level, get a taste of what it feels like to launch into the maw of S-Turn, at the predicted 5.6 feet (Little Falls) - WE WILL DO THE MARYLAND SIDE CHANNEL - AND MAY CANCEL - REDIRECT THE TRIP.

This is not a practice race. We'll proceed down the varous named rapids, playing wherever we like, Lunch at Offutts Rapid, Take-Out at Lock 10 after a 5-mile run. - Possible to set cars at Carderock.
NOTE that the Race will end at Sycamore Island, another (flat) 2.33 miles downstream. Since the take-out there is formidable, we'll omit that last part of the route.
Please let me know at alfcooley@gmail that you're coming, for we need to keep the trip safe. - on Thurs: 703 397-6882 (cell)
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Lock 10
8250 Clara Barton Pkwy
Cabin John, MD  20818

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