Pennsylvania Whitewater – Memorial Day Weekend

Let’s paddle some classic southeastern whitewater!  On Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28) we’ll be leaving the Lansing Area on Friday night after work, and returning on Monday night. We’ll be headed to Pennsylvania and hitting some Class II-III whitewater, so you should have some whitewater skills and experience. 

The rivers we might paddle on this trip are:

  • Slippery Rock Creek
  • Casselman River
  • Youghiogheny River

Participants are expected to provide all of their own gear which includes but is not limited to: a whitewater boat with adequate flotation, life jacket, helmet, paddle, spray skirt for kayaks, wet or dry suit for the cold water we’ll encounter, and river safety knowledge.  The water will be cold and the air may be cold too, so cold temperature preparedness is essential.

“Whitewater skills and experience” means you can:

  • Catch eddies, peel out, and ferry in class II whitewater
  • Safely swim in rapids
  • Attempt self-rescue (bow rescues or a roll)

We’ll be car-camping on this trip, and eating some meals in camp and some meals in restaurants. I’ll provide more information on travel and lodging as the trip comes together.

Contact Todd Leigh (517-712-9083, for more information.

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