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#1 Kayak - Piscataquog River - Manchester, NH

  • 3 Jun 2023
  • 10:00 - 14:30
  • 1 Electric Street Manchester, NH
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  • Name your event as above, then enter $0.00.
    this will prohibit online payment for Trips with big dollar amounts that incur a 3% transaction fee. On a $1700 trip that would be $51.00 per trip registrant.


  • Registrations close 24 hours prior to the paddle = 6/02, Friday at 9am.
  • This trip is appropriate for Blue/Black - Intermediate Paddling Level and Green Advanced Beginner Paddling Level paddlers.
  • Blue/Black - Intermediate Paddling Level:  able to paddle casual & continuous 3-5hrs + including experience & strength for control in challenging currents and windy situations.
  • Green Advanced Beginner Paddling Level:  casual paddling abilities 2-3hrs traveling at a slower moderate pace.  Adv. Beg. may lag behind the INT paddlers with 1 or 2 Trip Leaders remaining if the group splits.
  • Meet Time: 10:00 am  
  • Launch time:  BIB (butts in boats,) 10:30 am                
  • Paddling Time:  2.5 - 3 hours (1-1 1/2 hrs each way)   
  • Après:  3-5pm     
  • Be respectful of others.  Be early and on time to depart at BIB!    
  • Event Details - Piscataquog River:  We will launch at the boat ramp located off Electric Street, just before the West Side Ice Arena. The launch has a good amount of parking. If per chance it is full, we can unload our kayaks and park the cars in the ice arena dirt parking lot, around the corner.  [We can not park in front of the boat launch - other vehicles with boat trailers need access.]                     
  • This is a recreational paddle with slight river current.  The trip is a beautiful  paddle with a lot of wildlife and great scenery. We will explore the nooks and crannies along this quiet river. We will make a stop for a lunch picnic. Heading up river, later to turn around and return via a split in the river that will return us back to the Put-In for Take-Out.  Stands of large white pine & red oak were once harvested by the King of England for British Navy ship masts.
  • Après: After the paddle at Deb S home in Manchester. Bring a dish to share, BYOB. Grill available. Location and directions given at the launch.

As a NH Ski Club member, I will make sure I have the right supplies & equipment to keep myself safe while participating in this event along with any guest(s) I choose to bring.  I will keep up & stay with the group(s).  I will release my emergency contact information to the Trip Organizer and provide any guest(s) name and emergency contact information prior to the paddle.

  • Checklist of things to bring:

- PFD - Paddle(s) - Plenty of drinking water - Lunch/Snacks
- Bathing Suit/Towel/HAT - Insect repellent - Sunscreen.
- Water Toys... Pumps double nicely as a water squirter!
- Rain Gear!... two 10 gallon bags have multi uses.                                             
- - Water shoes... NO Flip Flops.  - Glasses keeper.                                  

AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS KAYAK DAY TRIP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the NH Ski Club from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this NHSC activity. Kayaking, camping, hiking, skiing, bicycling and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgement. In the interest of safety, wearing a US Coast Guard approved Lifejacket (PFD), securely fitted is required while paddling with this group  All Guest(s) will be required to sign a Disclaimer-Liability Release with emergency contact information.

Trip Organizers - Nancy KC -    603-533-7576                            Deb S   -  603-860-5057     

Trip Leaders - Kathy Jacobs, Cindy Jenson & Carol Stevens   

 New Hampshire Ski Club.

P.O. Box 6072, Manchester, NH 03108


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