I am going to head up to the Ottawa on the 27th of August (Thursday)
to meet up with everyone else. Hopefully leaving around the middle of
the day, might make it up there in time for some evening surfing. I'd
also be delighted to stay through Sunday afternoon if I can find at
least a couple of other people interested.
I can take either one other person + one more boat, or with a little
advance notice I can get hold of a roof rack and take 3 more boats + 6
Email or give me a call (802-922-4706) if you're interested
Quoting Ben Guttridge <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi Catayakers,
> I am planing a 5 day/ 4 night trip up to the Ottawa
> river<http://www.wildernesstours.com/river.php?page_id=105>for the
> week before school starts. The Ottawa is the Northeasts premiere
> beginner/ intermediate river with deep,warm, friendly rapids all scoutable
> and walkable, and the best sufing around. It is an ideal place to learn to
> surf, nail down your combat roll, and enjoy the last week of summer.
> I am an ACA Instructor and am totally willing to teach anyone whatever they
> want to learn - all ability levels are welcome.
> If there is enough of an interest we can also spend some time on the near-by
> Gatineau or Rouge rivers, and perhaps swing through
> Montreal for some poutine, surfing, and beer.
> The trip will begin with an rendevous at my house in Burlington on the
> evening of the Monday the 24th. We'll pack up the cars that night & head out
> early the next morning, arrive at the
> on the 25th, set up camp, then paddle. We'll return to Burlington
> on the evening of the 29th.
> For all of you returning students we will return in time for you to move in
> to the dorms on Sunday, August 30, 2009 (8:00 am) - Meaning we'll be back
> the night before. I have a big garage and basement so you can bring up your
> stuff to move in & store it in there until we get back. You can park in
> front of my house.
> My car can bring 3 people with gear and boats. It would be ideal if somone
> were able to bring a mini-van or pick-up for shuttling.
> We will stay at River Run, the cheapest ( and my personal favorite) campsite
> at $18 CAD/ night sub-totaling $76 CA or $70 USD for housing. We will do
> food as a group to cut costs & split up the fuel. I estimate the total cost
> to be $125 USD for 5 days of paddling, food, and camping. I will be able to
> give a more exact price estimate once we know how many people/vehicles we
> If you are interested please RSVP to me via phone 914-475-7810 ( not the
> Also, if you are unsure if the Ottawa is 'too much for you' give me a call &
> we'll talk it over. This river really does have something for everyone.