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#3 Kayak - Annisquam River Marshes in Gloucester, MA

  • 6 Jul 2024
  • 09:30 - 14:30
  • Jones River Salt Marsh, Long Wharf Landing off Atlantic St. in Gloucester, MA


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  • This trip has been CANCELLED 7/2 by Trip Leaders:  Nancy KC & Carol Stevens - due to low registration and anticipated traffic this holiday weekend.  WE will connect with registered tripsters and try to reschedule the trip mid-week - pending the tide charts.
  • Registrations closes 24 hours prior to the paddle = 7/5 Fri at 9:30 am
  • This trip is appropriate for Blue/Black - Intermediate Level Trip:  able to paddle casual & continuous 3-5hrs + including experience & strength for control in challenging currents and windy situationsA 12’+ Kayak with double hatch and spray skirt STRONGLY recommended to paddle on this more advanced paddle that may encounter strong current and winds.
  • Meet Time: 9:30 am  Meeting time is due to tidal planning
  • Launch time:  BIB (butts in boats,) 10:00 am             
  • Paddling Time:  4 - 4 1/2hours - (2 hrs each way)                                                    Be respectful of others.  Be early and on time to depart at BIB!                    
  • Event Details - Jones River Salt Marsh:  We will launch at the boat ramp located at Long wharf landing off of Atlantic St. in Gloucester, MA. The launch has a good amount of parking.   No human depository facilities at boat ramp At high tide wide swaths are covered with water and paddle-able.  To the east are Pearce and Ram Islands and the main channel of the Annisquam River, separating Cape Ann from the mainland. It’s not open water but in the protected marshes & river. The trip is a recreational paddle with slight river current, great scenery and wildlife. Launching here puts you among the small salt rivers and creeks cutting trough the marshes meandering at the ocean's edge. We will make a stop for a lunch picnic. Swimming from the sandy shores of Wingaersheek beach.                                                                                     
  • Apres at Lobsta Land 84 Causeway St, Gloucester Exit 13                    
  • 3:00 pm Reservation - 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 as a Blue/Black INT kayak level paddler.  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) - Spray skirt - Plenty of drinking water - Lunch/Snacks 
- Bathing Suit/Towel/HAT - Insect repellent - Sunscreen
- Water Toys... Bilge/Hand Pumps double nicely as a water squirter!                   
- Spray Skirt 
- Rain Gear!... two 10 gallon bags have multi uses.                            - Water shoes... NO Flip Flops.                                          

  • 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                        Carol Stevens -  978-290-8360 and Patty Norton

 New Hampshire Ski Club.

P.O. Box 6072, Manchester, NH 03108


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