Easy Whitewater Trip on the Deerfield – Saturday, June 29th
Posted by Erik on 6/24/2019, 6:16 am
Hi folks - please let me know if you plan to attend the Easy Whitewater Trip on the Deerfield River this Saturday, June 29th. Extended forecast is partly sunny with a high near 82° and 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms?? Not much help is it. Well thunderstorms pass and paddling in the rain can be fun, so we go regardless of the forecast. Hopefully the forecast will improve. |
This trip is about 7 miles, and is a lot of fun. It is mostly quickwater with a couple of easy class II rapids at the beginning. We will put in at the Zoar Picnic Area and take out at Charlemont Academy. Boats 14 feet or under are required, as is a helmet and sprayskirt. I may have an extra helmet if you need one.
For now, let's plan to meet at 11:00 at the paved pull over on the left of Rte 2 just before Charlemont Academy. Address is 1554 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339.
Here are the directions:
Take I-90 West to I-91 North in Springfield. Proceed north on I-91 to exit 26 in Greenfield, MA. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 West. Continue on Rte 2 West about 14.5 miles. We will meet at the paved pull over on the left side of Rte 2 just before Charlemont Academy at 1554 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339.
The meeting time may change depending on the release schedule, which will be posted here the Friday before:
The release is currently scheduled for 9:00, and I doubt it will change due to the Deerfield Fest.
We will put in at Zoar Picnic Area 3 hours after the release starts. If you want to meet us up at the put in at Zoar Picnic Area that is OK, but we will be arranging the shuttle from the take out.
Please RSVP here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org