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#8 Kayak - Pat's Peak Paddle the Contoocook River in Henniker, NH

  • 21 Sep 2024
  • 09:30 - 14:00
  • River Road Boat Launch Henniker, NH


  • 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 =  Sept. 20, Fri at 9:30am
  • If you are planning to be at Intervale Farm Pancake house for breakfast at 8am - Email Deb S - deborah.schelzel@gmail.comso our reservation can be made.     
  • 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.
  • Breakfast Details:  Meet at 8 AM at Intervale Farm Pancake House,       931 Flanders Rd, Henniker, NH. It is located at the access road to Pat's Peak Ski Area. Turn immediate right as you turn onto Flanders Road.             
  • Kayak Meet Time: 9:30 am  
  • Launch time:  BIB (butts in boats)10:00 am      
  • Paddling Time:  2.5 - 3 hours (1-1 1/2 hrs each way)                                   Be respectful of others.  Be early and on time to depart at BIB!                
  • EVENT DETAILS:  Contoocook River - River Road Boat Launch:  River Rd is on the right just before Pat's Peak access road if you are traveling west from Manchester. The parking area at the ramp is a short way down River Rd on your left, with a big wooden sign.  Address: 39-81 River Rd Henniker, NH.  There are no human depository facilities at this boat ramp = the woods, or stop at Dunkins in Weare on your way, if you are not joining us for breakfast at Intervale Farm Pancake House. You may also make a trip to the Mobile station in Henniker after our paddle, before the BBQ, while the coals are heating up.                                   
  • This is a recreational paddle with river current.  We will take a nice leisurely paddle, up another part of the Contoocook River and later to turn around and return to the Put-In for Take-Out.  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.  It is a shaded paddle under the trees so bring something warm to wear if it is cool. No cotton!
  • Apr├Ęs Paddle:  Bring a dish to share, BYOB. Deb S and Nancy KC will bring charcoal barbecues.  Bring food to barbecue and/or share at the boat launch after the paddle.                                                                                             
  • 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 - Snacks - Apres food
 - Bathing Suit/Towel/HAT - Insect repellent - Sunscreen
 - Water Toys... Your Bilge/Hand Pump doubles nicely as a water squirter! 
                 - Water shoes, NO Flip Flops - Warmer clothing if chilly - No Cotton!                 - Rain Gear!... two 10 gallon bags have multi uses.

  • 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 Leader(s):  Carol Stevens. 

 New Hampshire Ski Club.

P.O. Box 6072, Manchester, NH 03108


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