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Labor Day Whitewater Weekend (Class 2 and 3)

Date and Time

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - Sunday, September 1, 2019

Location

Errol NH,
New Hampshire, North Country,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

As part of it's Labor Day Weekend on the Androscoggin, NH AMC will have 2 group campsite at Clear Stream Campground in Errol, NH for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Cost is typically $10 per person per night.You must register to insure a place. We will be offering a variety of Class 2 paddles on Mollidgewock, Pontook and Errol Rapids on the Androscoggin each day. These range from an easy Class 2 (Mollidgewock) to a longer, lively Class 2 (Pontook) to a short, more challenging Class 2 on Errol rapids. On Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1, Class 3 paddlers will have the option to challenge themselves on a low-water release (900cfs) on the Magalloway. We will run the Magalloway ONLY if we have enough experienced Class 3 paddlers for safety. The plan is to warm up on the Errol Rapids early on Saturday morning, then do a run or two on the Magalloway on Saturday and again on Sunday. You must have previously paddled with one of the trip leaders or you can "audition" on Errol Rapid on Saturday morning with no guarantee you'll be invited to run the Magalloway. The Magalloway is narrow, fast, pushy, shallow and pinny with a very few forgiving eddies. An abundance of barely-submerged rocks mean even a "bombproof" combat roll may not save you from a swim. Swimming is not pleasant; self rescues are challenging and assisted rescues can be problematic. Paddlers will need a whitewater-capable canoe or kayak with flotation (mandatory) and the skills to maneuver confidently in continuous swift-flowing current around rocks, holes, and large waves. Kayaks must have a tight-fitting neoprene sprayskirt or your boat will swamp. Rentals are available but arrangements must be made well in advance. All paddlers must wear a helmet and PFD at all times while on the water.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Clear Stream Campground
Magalloway River
Errol Rapids
Andro Pontook
NH AMC boat rentals

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Class III Drop

Activity

Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By

New Hampshire

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




NH AMC was there for me when I wanted to learn how to paddle a kayak on whitewater. Now I'm leading trips and teaching to give others the same opportunity.

Leader





Leader



Leader



Volunteer leadership for NH-AMC is a great way to encourage others to explore our beautiful state. I am a science teacher at Concord High School and live near Concord, NH. I am active year round enjoying the wilderness. Hope to see you on a trail or river!

Co-Leader



Co-Leader