Monocacy Canoe Club 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 Monocacy Canoe Club (MCC) activities, you acknowledge an assumption of the risks involved, which could include serious injury or death.

SCHEDULES OF OTHER PADDLING CLUBS

Trips appearing on schedules of these clubs may be open to MCC members. Check with listed trip coordinator.

Blue Ridge Voyageurs

BRV Trip Schedule

Canoe Cruisers Association

CCA Trip Schedule

Mason-Dixon Canoe Cruisers

MDCC Trip Calendar

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

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Date

Level

Trip

Leader

Email

January-2015

1 Wed

PN

Happy New Year
Lower Antietam

Ron Ray

3 Sat

4 Sun

10 Sat

11 Sun

Cold

(Swift Water Rescue)
Fun With Ropes

Charlie Duffy

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Flatwater/
Movingwater

Central Florida
Car Camper

Ed Evangelidi

Jan 15 Wed

17 Sat

18 Sun

24 Sat

25 Sun

31 Sat

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February-2015

1 Sun

7 Sat

8 Sun

14 Sat

15 Sun

21 Sat

22 Sun

28 Sat

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March-2015

1 Sun

7 Sat

PN

Sleepy Creek
CCA Trip

Ed Gertler

See CCA Schedule for contact info

8 Sun

14 Sat

LI - I

S. Br. Patapsco (Gaither Gorge)
Joint Trip with BCKC

Tony Allred

15 Sun

PN

Cedar Creek
Joint Trip with CCA

Miki Komlosh & Alf Cooley

21 Sat

PN

Antietam Creek

Matt & Laura Peitersen

21 Sat

I

Patapsco - Oella

Tony Allred

21 Sat

I

Hopeville Canyon
BRV-CCA trip

Ron Knipling

See BRV Schedule for contact info

22 Sun

LI / I

Rappahannock Tributary

Hendrik vanOss

28 Sat

I-HI

Rappahannock @ Fredericksburg
BRV trip

Bob Maxey

See BRV Schedule for contact info

29 Sun

I

Staircase
BRV trip

Bob Maxey

See BRV Schedule for contact info

29 Sun

A

Cheat Canyon
CCA Trip

Megan O'Reilly

See CCA Schedule for contact info

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April-2015

3 Fri

LI - HI

Smokehole Car Camper
Coastals Canoeists Trip

Tom McCloud

See Coastals Schedule for contact info

4 Sat

5 Sun

4 Sat

LI

Patapsco

Dave Cooke

5 Sun

Easter

11 Sat

Potomac Watershed Clean-Up
Joint with CCA

Kathleen Sengstock

11 Sat

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Ron Ray

12 Sun

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Tony Allred

11 Sat

I - HI

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

Mike Martin, Daryl Hall, Courtney Caldwell

12 Sun

18 Sat

I

Dealer's Choice

Tony Allred

19 Sun

PN

Cacapon

Bob Whiting

25 Sat

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Trip Leader Needed

26 Sun

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May 2015

1 Fri

PN

Pine Creek

Craig Wolfe

2 Sat

3 Sun

2 Sat

I

Casselman, Markleton - Ft. Hill

Tony Allred

2 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

3 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

2 Sat

I - A

Cheat Fest

Trip Leader Needed

3 Sun

9 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Trip Leader Needed

9 Sat

N

Potomac River (Brunswick - Nolands Ferry)

Karen Trump & Scott Deiter

10 Sun

PN

Antietam Creek

9 Sat

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Rich Conde

See MCC Roster

10 Sun

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Trip Leader Needed

9 Sat

Class III-IV
(I - HI)

Smokey Mountains Car Camper
Joint Trip with BRV
Trip Full
Contact Richard for Wait-List

Richard Hopley

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17 Sun

16 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Phil Dawson

15 Fri

I - HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Rendezvous

16 Sat

17 Sun

23 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Trip Leader Needed

24 Sun

23 Sat

LI

N. Br. Potomac, Barnum to Bloomington

Trip Leader Needed

24 Sun

23 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

24 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

23 Sat

LI - A

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

Mike Martin/Daryl Hall/Courtney Caldwell

24 Sun

25 Mon

30 Sat

A

Savage Release

31 Sun

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June 2015

5 Fri

LI - I

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival

6 Sat

6 Sat

PN

GW Canal

Eddie Emley

7 Sun

13 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

Phil Dawson

14 Sun

20 Sat

I

Staircase

Bob Whiting

21 Sun

I

Patapsco, Oella

Dave Cooke

24 Wed

N

Potomac, Spring Gap - Paw Paw Canoe Camper

Randy Cooper

25 Thurs

26 Fri

N

Potomac, Paw Paw - Little Orleans Canoe Camper

Postponed Due to High Water

27 Sat

28 Sun

27 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

28 Sun

27 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

Cancelled Due to High Water

28 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

Cancelled Due to High Water

28 Sat
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All

Carolina Week of Rivers Car Camper
Joint Trip with Carolina Canoe Club

Ed Evangelidi

JULY-2015

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All

Carolina Week of Rivers Car Camper
Joint Trip with Carolina Canoe Club

Ed Evangelidi

5 Sun

4 Sat

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

Barbara Brown or
Star Mitchell

Email Barbara or
Star

3 Fri

LI - A

Independance Day weekend
at Teter's Campground

Steve Ingals

4 Sat

5 Sun

5 Sun

A

Savage Release

10 Fri

N

Potomac, Paw Paw - Little Orleans Canoe Camper - Rescheduled

Karen Trump & Scott Deiter

11 Sat

12 Sun

10 Fri

PN - E

Potomac Festival & Great Falls Race
Events include SUP Downriver Race; Great Falls Race; Attainment Race; SUP Sprint Race; Family and Intro to Paddling Event; and
many activities at the Festival Party. Call for Volunteers!

11 Sat

12 Sun

11 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

12 Sun

11 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

12 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

18 Sat

LI

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

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

Tony Allred

19 Sun

25 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

26 Sun

25 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

26 Sun

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

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AUGUST-2015

1 Sat

PN

Riley's Lock to Pennyfield Lock
Joint Trip with CCA

Tim Tilson

1 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

2 Sun

8 Sat

HI

Lower Yough

Rick Tegethoff

8 Sat

HI

StoneyCreek (PA) Release

8 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

9 Sun

15 Sat

MCC Summer Picnic

Shelter #2, Pinecliff Park, Frederick, MD

15 Sat

LI

Needles
Joint Trip with CCA

Mark Brenneman

15 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

16 Sun

16 Sun

N

Splash Trip

Eddie Emley

22 Sat

E

Ohiopyle "Over the Falls" Festival

22 Sat

LI

N. Br. Potomac Bloomington Dam Release

23 Sun

22 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

23 Sun

29 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

30 Sun

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SEPTEMBER-2015

5 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

6 Sun

5 Sat

PN - A

New River Rendezvous
Joint Trip with Coastals Canoeists

Ken Dubel

Coastals Canoeists

6 Sun

7 Mon

12 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

13 Sun

13 Sun

LI

Potomac, Needles

Bob Whiting

13 Sun

HI

Lower Yough (or Dealer's Choice)
CCA & BRV Trip

Matt Anderson

15 Tues

I

Little Falls (Lock 5 @ 6pm)
CCA & BRV Trip

Matt Anderson

19 Sat

HI

Lower Yough

Rick Tegethoff

19 Sat

I

N. Br. Potomac Bloomington Dam Release

Barb Brown (CCA Trip)

20 Sun

Tim Tilson

18 Fri

A - E

American Whitewater Gauley Fest

Gauley Fest Schedule

19 Sat

20 Sun

26 Sat

All

Riverfest in Chestertown Maryland
A canoe and kayak sprint will lead off the water events, with separate heats for different length kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes, and outrageous trophies for winners.
Races begin at noon and paddlers must register in advance. Registrants receive Riverfest T-shirts, race numbers and admission to the Paddlers’ Poker Run. They’ll also receive a guide to the many beautiful paddling routes that grace Maryland’s upper Eastern Shore. Paddlers can explore the Chestertown's historic waterfront and picturesque creeks. CCA Listing

http://chestertownriverarts.org/events/riverfest/
or call 410-778-7370

26 Sat

All

WSSC Family Campfire and Watershed Fair
CCA Listing

WSSC

26 Sat

A

Savage Release

26 Sat

A

Lower Gauley
CCA Trip

Megan O'Reilly

27 Sun

HI

Lower Yough (or Dealer's Choice)
CCA & BRV Trip

Matt Anderson

27 Sun

A - E

Gauley Release

29 Tues

I

Little Falls (Lock 5 @ 6pm)
CCA & BRV Trip

Matt Anderson

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OCTOBER-2015

3 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

4 Sun

4 Sun

HI

Dealer's Choice
CCA & BRV Trip

Matt Anderson

10 Sat

LI

Lehigh Release

11 Sun

10 Sat

PN

NJ Pine Barrens
Joint Trip with BRV

Ed Evangelidi

11 Sun

12 Mon

10 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

11 Sun

12 Mon

17 Sat

A - E

Gauley Release

18 Sun

24 Sat

25 Sun

PN

NB Potomac, Keyser - Pinto

31 Sat

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NOVEMBER-2015

1 Sun

7 Sat

I

Tohickon

Courtney Caldwell

8 Sun

12 Thur

PN

Eastern Shore Car Camper
Joint Trip with BRV

Ed Evangelidi

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16 Mon

21 Sat

22 Sun

26 Thur

Thanksgiving

28 Sat

29 Sun

DECEMBER-2015

5 Sat

6 Sun

12 Sat

13 Sun

25 Fri

Christmas

26 Sat

PN - LI

Florida creeks and rivers
Joint Trip with BRV

Ed Evangelidi

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