Monocacy Canoe Club & Mason-Dixon Canoe Cruisers Cruise Schedule

To Join a Trip....

Contact the Trip Leader during the week prior to the scheduled trip.   See contact information on schedule.   Please do NOT just show up.

For weekend camping trips and trips more than 50 miles away, it is a good idea to contact the Trip Leader by Thursday evening, as many travel to campsites near the river on Friday evening.

Notice and Assumption of Risk

Paddling can be dangerous and physically demanding.   Paddlers take personal responsibility for their safety.   By participating in paddling activities, you acknowledge an assumption of the risks involved, which could include serious injury or death.

MCC & MDCC Resources

MCC Paddle Prattle

MDCC Facebook Page

SCHEDULES OF OTHER PADDLING CLUBS
Trips appearing on schedules of these clubs may be open to MCC and MDCC members. Check with listed trip coordinator.

Blue Ridge Voyageurs

BRV Trip Schedule

Canoe Cruisers Association

CCA Trip Schedule

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MIDWEEK TRIPS

Rankings (Low to High)
N = Novice, PN = Practiced Novice, LI = Low Intermediate, I = Intermediate, HI = High Intermediate, A = Advanced, E = Expert.

January

February

March

April

May

June

Date

Level

Trip

Leader

Email or Facebook Event

January 2017

1 Sun

PN

New Year's Day
Potomac - Riley's to Pennyfield

Ron Ray

1 Sun

LI-I

New Year's Day
Staircase or Needles

Joe Shepherd

Facebook event

8 Sun

Cold

(Swift Water Rescue)
Fun With Ropes

Charlie Duffy

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N - PN

Florida Creeks & Rivers Car Camper
(Lodging Alternatives Possible)
Ed’s annual Florida winter paddling excursion will tentatively begin on northern Florida’s east coast (or perhaps Carolina or Georgia), move south, cross center of state, and finish on the west coast in January. Paddlers have option to join/leavethroughout.

Ed Evangelidi

22 Sun

28 Sat

29 Sun

February 2017

4 Sat

5 Sun

11 Sat

12 Sun

18 Sat

19 Sun

25 Sat

Harpers Ferry Film Festival and Chili Cookoff
- 5pm - Bolivar Community Center 60 Panama St, Bolivar, West Virginia 25425

26 Sun

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March 2017

4 Sat

PN

Sleepy Creek, WV
"Annual Ice Breaker"

Ed Gertler (CCA)

See CCA Schedule for contact info

5 Sun

MDCC Roll Sessions
9:00 am Hagerstown YMCA

7 Tues
(Eve)

BRV Meeting
7:00 pm at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, in Cabin John. MD.
Speaker: Mike Aronoff, Idaho trips.

11 Sat

PN

Sideling Hill Creek

Bob Raab

12 Sun

MDCC Roll Sessions
9:00 am Hagerstown YMCA

18 Sat

LI - I

S. Br. Patapsco (Gaither Gorge)

Tony Allred

18 Sat

LI-I

Couch Potatoes Spring Shakedown Cruise

Rick Koller(BRV)

See BRV Schedule for contact info

19 Sun

MDCC Roll Sessions
9:00 am Hagerstown YMCA

19 Sun

LI

Dealer's Choice

Brad Hammer (CCA)

See CCA Schedule for contact info

25 Sat

LI

Rappahannock, Motts Run - Fredericksburg
Joint Trip with MDCC

John Enagonio

26 Sun

MDCC Roll Sessions
9:00 am Hagerstown YMCA

26
Sun

MDCC Banquet & Paddling Gear Sale - 1:00 PM;
Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

This is a "pot luck dinner" so bring your favorite dish and/or dessert to share. MDCC will provide non-alcoholic beverages. If you choose to enjoy your favorite adult beverage, before or during the banquet, please do not over indulge as this is a family event.

If you have a video or photos to share contact Dan Eigenbrode, we need content. and I know many of you have cameras and/or a gopro. Keep your videos short else you will lose your audience after 5 minutes or so. Also, lets keep the videos PG, this is a family event, and try not to embarrass anyone too much. So If you need Dan's contact info send me a note at baerlypaddle@gmail.com and I will get you in touch with him.

If you have a nomination for an award contact me at baerlypaddle@gmail.com Remember if you nominate someone for an award you must present the award, speech and all. Again; lets keep the awards PG, this is a family event, and try not to embarrass anyone too much :lol:

Paddling Gear; if you have outdoor and/or paddling gear that you want to get rid of bring it to the banquet and stick a price on it, just remember that boaters are notoriously cheap..

baerboy

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April 2017

1 Sat

LI

Octoraro Creek

Dave Cooke

2 Sun

8 Sat

Annual Alice Ferguson Foundation
Potomac Watershed River Clean-Up

Kay Fulcomer (CCA)

See CCA Schedule for contact info

8 Sat

I - HI

Elk River Festival (a.k.a., Webster Wildwater Weekend, Webster Springs, WV

9 Sun

8 Sat

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

9 Sun

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

14 Fri

LI - HI

Smokehole Car Camper

Tom McCloud
(Coastals Canoeists)

See Coastals Schedule for contact info

15 Sat

16 Sun

15 Sat

PN

Monocacy River "Blue Bells"

Dean Geis

15 Sat

LI

Codorus Creek

Phil Dawson

15 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

16 Sun

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

16 Sun

Easter

22 Sat

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

23 Sun

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

23 Sun

PN

Cacapon

Laura & Matt Peitersen

26 Wed

PN

Pine Creek

Craig Wolfe

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29 Sat

29 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

30 Sun

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

29 Sat

LI-I

Bloomington/Smokehole/Cheat Trib (TBA)

Mark Wray (BRV)

See BRV Schedule for contact info

30 Sun

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May 2017

6 Sat

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

7 Sun

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

6 Sat

I - A

Cheat Fest

7 Sun

13 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

14 Sun

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

13 Sat

Class III-IV
(I - HI)

Smokey Mountains Car Camper
Joint Trip with BRV

Richard Hopley

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21 Sun

19 Fri

I - HI

Stoneycreek Rendezvous

Earl Baer (MDCC)

20 Sat

21 Sun

20 Sat

N

Potomac River (Brunswick - Nolands Ferry)

Karen Trump

21 Sun

PN

Antietam Creek - Devils Backbone to Burnside Bridge

Karen Trump

27 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

28 Sun

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

27 Sat

HI

Special Stoneycreek PA Release

27 Sat

LI - A

Memorial Day weekend
at Teter's Campground on Cheat River
Joint Trip with BRV

Mike Martin/Daryl Hall/Courtney Caldwell

28 Sun

29 Mon

June 2017

3 Sat

A

Savage Release

3 Sat

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

4 Sun

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

9 Fri

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival & Tim Gavin Race

10 Sat

10 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

11 Sun

17 Sat

PN

Potomac - Algonkian Regional Park to River Bend Park
Trip through GW Canal and down a seldom paddled section of the Potomac. Lunch on an Island.
(CCA)

Susan Sherrod

17 Sat

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

18 Sun

HI

Stoneycreek PA Release

23 Fri

N

Potomac, Paw Paw - Little Orleans (Canoe Camper)

Karen Trump

24 Sat

25 Sun

24 Sat

N

Potomac - Mallows Bay Park
- Paddle through the WWI Ghost Fleet, the largest ship graveyard in the Northern Hemisphere. View the remains of over 100 shipwrecks on this easy flatwater paddle. 1:00pm start time is scheduled to catch the low tide.
(CCA)

Susan Sherrod

24 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Phil Dawson

25 Sun

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July 2017

1 Sat

HI

Dealer's Choice -- Possibly James at Richmond or the Lower Yough
(CCA)

Keith Masill

2 Sun

A

Savage Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

4 Tues

All

Independence Day
Fourth of July Fireworks Paddle - Fireworks paddle from Fletchers to the pool in front of Lincoln Memorial. Meet at 4 pm for a picnic. Leave about 7. Paddle back after dark. Please note there are many lights from the road and boat traffic, so it is not pitch black. However, be sure to bring flashlights and glow lights. This is a very popular event.
(CCA Trip)


8 Sat

N

Family Paddle at Fletchers
- Cook-out and playing with boats, swapping around to try new craft. Aimed at gaining children's interest
(CCA)

Ross Dence

8 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

9 Sun

15 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

16 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

22 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

23 Sun

27 Thurs

HI/PN

Lower/Middle Yough (Car Camper)
Drive up early thrusday, paddle, camp Thursday night, paddle Friday. Middle Yough also possible for those so interested.
(CCA)

Bob Maxey

28 Fri

29 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

30 Sun

29 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

30 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

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August 2017

5 Sat

LI

Lehigh Weekend Car Camper
(MDCC)

Earl Baer

Email Earl

6 Sun

12 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

13 Sun

12 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

13 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

19 Sat

LI

Swiftwater Rescue
Carderock & Violette's Lock in Potomac, MD

Open only to MCC, or MDCC
Must be 11 years of age or older to attend.

Tony Allred

20 Sun

19 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

20 Sun

26 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

27 Sun

26 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

27 Sun

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SEPTEMBER 2017

2 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

3 Sun

2 Sat

PN - A

New River Rendezvous
Joint Trip with Coastals Canoeists

Ken Dubel

Coastals Canoeists

3 Sun

4 Mon

9 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

10 Sun

10 Sun

LI

Potomac, Needles

Bob Whiting

16 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac Bloomington Dam Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

17 Sun

15 Fri

A - E

American Whitewater Gauley Fest

Gauley Fest Schedule

16 Sat

17 Sun

23 Sat

HI

Lower Yough

Tony Allred

23 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

24 Sun

30 Sat

A

Savage Release

Watch the MCC Message board (Paddle Prattle)
& MDCC Facebook page for pickup trips.

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Old MCC Schedules:
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

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