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Blue Ridge Voyageurs

2013 Trip Schedule
(Updated May 19, 2013)



Notice and Assumption of Risk:
Whitewater paddling is a risky outdoor sport. BRV is not responsible for any individualís decision to participate in a trip, or for his or her decision to run any river or section of a river.

Please Note:

To add or change a trip listing:
Please email Mike Martin or call him at 240-489-3379.To post or change a trip on short notice, send a “reply all” e-mail to a BRV email message.











Thanks to all who've offered to run the trips below.
Click here to see some of trips we're waiting to add dates for.
Click here for area dam release schedules.





MARCH 20132

March 9 (Sat.)


March 10 (Sun.)
(Daylight Savings Time begins)
Small Stream (i.e. Passage Creek) Class 2-3

Ron Knipling

March 16-17 (Sat. - Sun.)

Hopeville Canyon/Smoke Hole


Bob Maxey
March 24 (Sun.)

Rappahannock or tributary creek
(i.e. Thorton/Hughes) 

LI/I Hendrik van Oss

March 30 (Sat.)

Dealer's Choice


Rick Koller

APRIL 2013

April 6 (Sat.)

Annual Potomac River Cleanup
Penneyfield Lock
N/PN Kathleen Sengstock
(301) 649-3917

April 6 (Sat.)

Dealer's Choice   Jenny Thomas and Kim Buttleman

April 13-14 (Sat. - Sun.)

Elk River Festival?
(a.k.a., Webster Wildwater Weekend, Webster Springs, WV)
I-A Mike Martin, Daryl Hall &
Courtney Caldwell

April 13-14 (Sat. - Sun.)

Bloomington Release LI-I Matt Anderson [?]

April 20-21 (Sat. - Sun.)


April 19-21 (Fri. - Sun.)

River Kayak Level 4 Instructor Certification Workshop
(With Outdoor Excursions)

  Charlie Duffy
(Home) (703) 938-3949 (Cell) (703) 407-0909

April 27-28 (Sat. - Sun.)


April 27-28 (Sat. - Sun.)

River Kayak Level 4 Instructor Certification Workshop
(With Outdoor Excursions)
  Charlie Duffy
(Home) (703) 938-3949 (Cell) (703) 407-0909

MAY 2013

May 2-6 (Thurs. - Sun.)

Grand Canyons (of the East) camper
Pine creek PA gorge and Genessee River NY

Class 2-3 Ed Evangelidi

May 4 (Sat.)
1-3 or 3-5 p.m.

Book signing party for Steve Ettinger's guidebook:
Capital Canoeing and Kayaking:
A Complete Guide to Whitewater Streams within Two Hours of Washington, DC

Hosted by Barb Brown, 10801 Admiral Drive, Potomac MD

All Please RSVP to:
Barb Brown 301-765-9115,
Dick Pierce
, or
Steve Ettinger
May 4-5 (Sat. - Sun.)      
May 11 (Sat.)

CCA's Annual Potomac Downriver Race

May 11-12 (Sat. - Sun.)      
May 11-19 Smokey Mountains River Trip I-A Richard Hopley
May 18-19 (Sat. - Sun.)

Stonycreek River Festival
Camping/food/music avalaible at Greenhouse Park in Ferndale.
Camping also available at Quemahoning Reservoir Recreation Area and at Nanty-Glo Park.

Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-27 (Fri-Mon)
Car Camper at Teeters Campground, Albright, WV
An informal annual gathering from which many LI to A trips have formed)
I-A Mike Martin, Daryl Hall &
Courtney Caldwell

June 2013

June 1-2 (Sat. - Sun.)      
June 8-9 (Sat. - Sun.)      
June 15 (Sat.) Dealer's Choice TBA Rick Koller
June 22-23 (Sat. - Sun.) Lehigh
Camper at Hickory Run State Park
LI-I Alan Dickerson
June 29-30 (Sat. - Sun.)      

JULY 2013 2012

June 30-July 7 Carolina Canoe Club Week of Rivers LI-A Ed Evangelidi
Independence Day
July 4 (Thurs.)
July 13-14 (Sat. - Sun.)      
July 20 (Sat.) Dealer's Choice TBA Rick Koller
July 27-28 (Sat. - Sun.)      
TBA (Sat. .) BRV Moonlight Picnic - Violette's Lock    
TBA (Sat., July 13 or 20.)

The second annual Potomac Islands Cleanup will be held on Saturday, July 13 or 20, from 
Rileys Lock to Pennyfield Lock.

N-A Kathleen Sengstock 


Aug. 2-4 (Fri. - Sun.)

Flood City Music Festival
Paddle, Camp, Party

(whatever’s running near Johnstown, PA)
Courtney Caldwell &
Ed Evangelidi
Aug. 10-11 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Aug. 17-18 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Aug. 24-25 (Sat. - Sun.)      


Labor Day weekend
Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (Fri. - Mon.)
New River Rendezvous (multi-club gathering)
I-A (BRV trip coordinator needed)
Sept. 7-8 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Sept. 14-15 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Sept. 21-22 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Sept. 28-29 (Sat. - Sun.)      


Oct. 5-6 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct. 12-14 (Sat. - Mon.)
New Jersey Pine Barrens Car Camper N Ed Evangelidi
Oct. 19-20 (Sat. - Sun.)      
Oct. 26-27 (Sat. - Sun.)      


Nov. 2-3
(Sat - Sun)

Tohickon Creek
Fall dam release


Courtney Caldwell

Veterans Day Weekend
Nov. 12-14
Eastern Shore Car Camper N/PN Ed Evangelidi


TBA BRV Holiday Party   Mark Wray
TBA (mid Dec- mid Jan.) Florida creeks and rivers   Ed Evangelidi


For updates for these trips, stay tuned to this page and BRV emails.


Lehigh LI/ILI Beth Koller
TBA Bloomington LI/I Glen Johnston & Jo Cox
TBA Shenandoah Staircase LI/I Ginny DeSeau
TBA Bloomington LI/I Ginny DeSeau
Summer TBA Viollettes Lock or Staircase/Needles & BBQ at our (nearby) place N/PN Mike Martin & Daryl Hall

WV/MD/PA Area Dam Release Schedules

Gauley River Fall Dam Releases:
(scheduled as of Feb. 2013)

Fri, Sep 06 - Mon, Sep 09
Fri, Sep 13 - Mon, Sep 16
Fri, Sep 20 - Mon, Sep 23
Fri, Sep 27 - Mon, Sep 30
Fri, Oct 04 - Mon, Oct 07
Sat, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 13

Bloomington (N. Branch Potomac) Releases





Stonycreek Releases





Upper Yough





1 For river difficulty descriptions, see BRV's List of River Rankings and AW's International Scale of River Difficulty