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Blue Ridge Voyageurs

2016 Trip Schedule
(Updated Oct. 17)



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.

Other Clubs' Trip Calendars:

Regional paddling club members are encouraged to cross-post their outings to other clubs they belong to -- and vice versa. To list a trip here, contact BRV's trip coordinator.

Monocacy Canoe Club

Canoe Cruisers Association

Coastals Canoe Club

Greater Baltimore Canoe Club

Mason-Dixon Canoe Club

[more paddling club links]

The list of scheduled trips below remains a work in progress and reflects mostly weekend trips. Other trips are ad hoc and announced via the BRV email list.

For more about BRV's excursions, please see the club's trip guidelines.

Mid-week trips:

  • The Thursday Paddlers are an informal group of DC area whitewater boaters that was led for many years by Steve Ettinger.  Now coordinated by a handful of others, their trips go out once or several times a week from March to November, water and weather permiting.  To join their weekly email list, please contact Alf Cooley (703-442-7935) or Mark Brenneman, who coordinate the trips.  Also of counsel are Ron KniplingTim TilsonBarb BrownMiki KomloshBob MaxeyGus AndersonJohn Snitzer, and Wayne McDaniel. Stay tuned to their emails to see what's up for each Thursday or the occasional week-end.
  • Wednesday evening paddling on the lower Potomac: CCA's Michael Baummer coordinates trips most weeks from Anglers to Lock 10, or at Little Falls or Violette's Lock. To participate, email Mike or call him at 703-521-8334.
  • Also stay tuned to BRV emails whenever there's water in fun places.

Rainfall projections

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