Potomac River Paddle on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at 10 AM
- Folks: On Saturday, January 6, 2007, the weather for Shepherdstown
calls for a clear day with the temperature reaching 66 degrees! The
upper Potomac River water level downstream from our paddle (at the
Harper's Ferry gage) is currently at 4.5 feet and lowering, which
will make it great for Saturday. The wind will be slight, and, of
course, the river is protected from both sides by vegetation and
hills. The sun will rise at 7:32 AM, and set at 5:03 PM.
You are all most welcome to join us on this non-sponsored peer kayak
trip. Please meet in the parking area at the Shepherdstown Boat Ramp
in West Virginia this Saturday at 10 AM. This is a relaxing
flatwater trip, and there is no pressure on anyone on this leisurely
and scenic paddle. Please dress appropriately. Also, bring water
and a snack.
The current therein is very gentle. We will go up-river for four
miles, take a break, and then return down-river for four miles, and
the trip should last about four hours. On this beautiful stretch of
the Potomac, one can go for many miles and see nothing but the
splendor of nature.
Here are the directions for the trip's meeting point:
From Frederick, take Rt. 340 West (which will take you from MD
through VA for a spell and finally into WV over the Potomac and the
Shenandoah Rivers), then turn right at Rt. 230, then go over
Rattlesnake Run Creek into Shepherdstown, then turn right on North
Princess Street, and go until it ends. You are on the city-owned
public boat ramp; stop before you get to the water.