Our annual Potomac River canoe/kayak trip is set for Sunday, July 10. We will continue to rely on Calleva/Liquid Adventures for general organization and canoes/kayaks. As usual, we will put in at Old Anglers Inn in the morning (probably around 10 am) and take out at Lockhouse 10 in Cabin John in the mid-afternoon (probably between 3 to 3:30 pm). The trip is generally limited to Cabin John residents and friends, but we can usually fit in outsiders. Fees are $15/head (maximum of $30/canoe), and there is a separate charge of $30 if you rent a canoe or kayak. These fees, along with the CJCA subsidy, pay for the Calleva/Liquid Adventure guides and associated costs.
On the trip, you will definitely encounter herons and ducks and possibly ospreys and eagles. We’ll likely have lunch on the Virginia side by Scott’s Run creek, which has a nice waterfall that some of the more adventurous can sit under. Expert guides and instruction will be provided. Canoe/kayak paddling instruction is strongly recommended for all and begins at the River’s edge about 10 am. Expect to get wet in some fashion during this trip. People do tip over on occasion, usually unexpectedly. Some of us will avoid Yellow Falls, which can be somewhat difficult, and some will seize the challenge. All expect to have fun going through Stubblefield Falls, just upstream of the Beltway Bridge. It’s wavy and bouncy but no rocks. We’ll get some pictures of you in your canoe/kayak as you go through, so it’s an opportunity of a lifetime to get yourself in an action photo.
Bring your own canoe/kayak or let us know that you will need to rent one. You will need to bring
your own lunch/sodas/water/sun tan lotion. As always, the mystery dessert is provided by CJCA.
Past participants are sworn to secrecy regarding the mystery dessert.
If you are planning to participate, it is very important that you notify Burr Gray (burrgray@
aol.com) as soon as you know you will be coming but no later than July 1 so that we can plan on how
many guides to get and provide you in advance with other instruction and the specifics of the trip. Please indicate the following: (1) number of canoes or kayaks you will need to rent or will bring
yourself, (2) number of people in your group, plus the ages of any kids, and (3) level of xpertise.
State in particular whether you will rent or bring your own canoe/kayak, and give a phone number
where you can be reached the morning of the trip and an e-mail address. We will send out some
detailed information as we finalize the list of Cabin John adventurers.