you are new to KPP (KingstonPaddlePals), or ready to get involved and meet new paddlers (phone
chain members) please read this. This yahoo group is designed to help
you get out and paddle with other like-minded kayakers. KPP is not a leader-dictated group, but a member-driven forum. All members are encouraged to suggest a place, date, and time for a paddle.
All members should feel free to make paddle suggestions. For example, suggested paddle types/expections can be 1) novice leisure paddles in a lake, pond, marsh or quiet creek
(with picnic and frequent stops), 2) intermediate-level day-tour
paddles, 3) advanced-skill big-water paddles against high wind and
tide, crossing shipping channels and large bodies of water, 4) skills
sharing and practice sessions, 5) chasing a tall ship, 6) hanging out listening to a concert, 7) photographing an event, etc.
Anyone can take the initiative to post a
paddle. This is the best way to get events that
work for your personal schedule and skill level so you never have to paddle alone. TThis is the best way not to exclude anyone, and make numerous time consuming phone calls. All are welcome to suggest paddles.
As of May 2013, we have approximately 200 members in KingstonPaddlePals. Generally, KPP posted
paddles tend to attract a very small percentage of its members, between 2 to 6 kayakers. That is just the right size for a group
paddle. Members just need to be specific on the day, time, place and paddle type/expectations (skill level, pace, distance, snack, swim, etc.) when making a suggestion.
These paddles are common adventures, so you are not responsible for
others, just yourself...but generally there is safety in numbers.
So please, give
it a try… email our group message board (KingstonPaddlePals@yahoogroups.com) and make a suggestion for a
paddle if you can't find an existing one that fits your needs.
here are some groups with ongoing paddles (please correct me if I am wrong):
I believe Malden
north of Saugerties) paddles continue to be
6 pm Tuesday
, and 9am Sunday
The Hudson Valley Hikers meet-up seems to be scheduling Tuesday
evening paddles this year meetup.com
and beyond Kayakers, Kayaking the liquid skies meetups often have weekend paddles
In 2013, Trailsweepers
have their monthly weekend
paddles at various locations on Sundays in
June, July and Sept.
Other months on Saturdays May –Oct. Details at http://trailsweepers.org/
Also the Kingston Rowing Crews go out on the Rondout every week day weather permitting from 3:30pm to 6:30 until the end o the school year and have safety boats accompany them so a paddler wouldn't be alone
Hi all, I am looking for a group that regularly goes out on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays. I get the notices for special events, but not sure where to look for weekly paddling.