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#1 Aug-19-08 12:18PM

Ernie
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Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Anyone interested in floating the Upper Potomac on Labor Day?

The float- Kephearts Ridge to Algonkian

The time- I would propose a 6:15 AM start (we can leave a couple of vehicles at Algonkian).

The place- Kephearts Ridge - which is in Lansdowne off Riverpointe Drive. Itís hard to find (find the lot where there is a driveway and NO house) but it's got a nice parking lot and it puts you on Goose Creek directly across from Edwards Ferry.

There is a nice bar to fish at the mouth of Goose and then we can start the float down to Algonkian.

The proposed take out time is 11:45 AM!

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#2 Aug-20-08 4:45PM

Paul Naj
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

That's got definite posibilities. I'll be in Florida from Wednesday until Sunday but should be good to go on Monday. It depends on how late my flight is on Sunday night.

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#3 Aug-20-08 6:21PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I would like to try and go, if my mom lets me.  I probably will not have a kayak be then, would the float work in my pirogue?  Never done one from Kephart.

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#4 Aug-20-08 7:40PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

It's an easy float...no rapids....just like Algonkian water!


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#5 Aug-22-08 6:51AM

CozUF2001
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I will ask my brother-in-law if he is interested. I am doing a bit of moving that day, but the float would be a nice change of pace. Would your canoe be available again?


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#6 Aug-22-08 8:56AM

jumping jasper
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

That is the opening of September goose season. Not that it is a problem, but you might drift by some people hunting the WMA islands there. A couple of years ago I had some guys telling (yelling) at me that I had to be 300 yards from them.
  I wouldnít worry about it. Iím just giving a heads up or maybe down depending if the geese are flying over.  roll

I will have to sit this one out, it is also the opening of Dove.


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#7 Aug-22-08 10:04AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

CozUF2001 wrote:

Would your canoe be available again?

YEP!

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#8 Aug-22-08 10:12AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

jumping jasper wrote:

That is the opening of September goose season. Not that it is a problem, but you might drift by some people hunting the WMA islands there. A couple of years ago I had some guys telling (yelling) at me that I had to be 300 yards from them.
  I wouldnít worry about it. Iím just giving a heads up or maybe down depending if the geese are flying over.  roll

YIKES....should I bring my SKS?

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#9 Aug-25-08 8:07AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Here are the possibible participants:

Ernie Rojas- yak
David Policansky- yak (my extra one)
Andrew- yak
Simon- his new yak
Charkie Hill- his boat
Carlos Maceo- yak
Paul Kordon/Wes Wakefield- canoe

Paul Najdzin- ??
Patrick/Patrick's Brother In Law- ?? (my canoe)
Kent Williams- ??

Let me know if you can go so I can figure out the shuttle!

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#10 Aug-25-08 9:59AM

AndrewDo124
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I Might be in, have to check with the significant other to see if she had plans.

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#11 Aug-25-08 10:03AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

AndrewDo124 wrote:

I Might be in, have to check with the significant other to see if she had plans.

Will you have an open seat?

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#12 Aug-25-08 11:54AM

AndrewDo124
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Pacemaker wrote:

AndrewDo124 wrote:

I Might be in, have to check with the significant other to see if she had plans.

Will you have an open seat?

Ernie

Most likely as my two usual copeddlers have each bought their own hobie's. I'll let you know later on this week with a definite answer.

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#13 Aug-25-08 12:48PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I will be there, but count me out on the shuttle because I am going to drop my truck off at Algonkian and have my dad drop me off at kephart.

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#14 Aug-25-08 1:25PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

redskinsfan360 wrote:

I will be there, but count me out on the shuttle because I am going to drop my truck off at Algonkian and have my dad drop me off at kephart.

You dropping off the night before or the morning? We may want to use you to take a few guys up to Kephart....let me know if that is OK.


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#15 Aug-25-08 5:45PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Morning, I just need to leave right after the float which is why he is going to take me up.  He said that if people want to drop their cars off at Algonkian and he can then transport them and their boats from Algonkian.  He can fit three other people in his truck and that many boats as long as they are not huge.

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#16 Aug-26-08 11:37AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Hiya, I'd definitely be interested in a float, I just got a Hobie sport yak and I wanna give it a go in the river! My car (civic coupe) can fit 3 others if I drop my yak and gear off first.

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#17 Aug-26-08 11:46AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

SimonSays wrote:

Hiya, I'd definitely be interested in a float, I just got a Hobie sport yak and I wanna give it a go in the river! My car (civic coupe) can fit 3 others if I drop my yak and gear off first.

Excellent!

I will put up details on Thursday!

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#18 Aug-26-08 11:48AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Pacemaker wrote:

Here are the possibible participants:

Ernie Rojas- yak
David Policansky- yak (my extra one)
Andrew- yak
Simon- his new yak
Charkie Hill- his boat
Carlos Maceo- yak

Paul Najdzin- ??
Patrick- ??
Patrick's Brother In Law- ??

Let me know if you can go so I can figure out the shuttle!

Ernie

Updated on 8-26-08

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#19 Aug-26-08 7:40PM

Paul Naj
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I wish I could give you a more definitive answer but I'm heading to Florida for a short vacation tomorrow. I'm scheduled to get back Sunday night but who knows what's going to happen with Gustav this weekend. If all goes well with travel on Sunday I'm due to get in before 10:00 PM and will definitely gear up and be there Monday morning. If not, I doubt I'll have the energy to get it all together.

Worst case I can head straight up to Lansdowne and get my girlfriend to pick me up at Algonkian.

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#20 Aug-27-08 7:30AM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Pacemaker wrote:

Here are the possibible participants:

Ernie Rojas- yak
Andrew- yak
Simon- his new yak
Charkie Hill- his boat
Carlos Maceo- yak
Paul Kordon/Wes Wakefield- canoe
Kent/Joel Williams in my canoe

Paul Najdzin- ??

Let me know if you can go so I can figure out the shuttle!

Ernie

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#21 Aug-27-08 7:28PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I'm not sure if I am going to have the time (maybe Sunday) to get a layout of the ramp at Kephart.  Anyone know how to get there? I will do some exploring!

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#22 Aug-28-08 7:27AM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Pacemaker wrote:

I'm not sure if I am going to have the time (maybe Sunday) to get a layout of the ramp at Kephart.  Anyone know how to get there? I will do some exploring!

Ernie

I found this on mapquest.   Hopefully it is helpful. 


e">http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Sterlin … :f:EN:Mhmme

Just press on Algonkian Regional Park on the left to get the directions.

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#23 Aug-28-08 1:32PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Charlie- What about the River Creek (Kephart) ramp? Most of these guys know how to get to Algonkian but we need to figure out how to put in at Goose Creek.


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#24 Aug-28-08 5:48PM

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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

I went to the put in place today....not the easiest place to find but I have an address so you can google it! There are two rock columns and a gate....right bewtween 2 houses.

Kephart Bridge Landing
43942 Riverpoint Dr. Leesburg (Lansdowne)

WARNING- from the parking lot to the water (must be by foot) it is a 120 yard walk down hill! We are going to need some teamwork to get all the gear and boats down. The put in area is easy water.

The park is open at dusk.

I suggest that some of us meet at Algonkian since we will need a few vehicles down there to come back up for the trucks/vans etc. I will be at the Algonkian ramp at 0610.

We can meet at Kephart Bridge Landing at @0635.

Sunup is at 0639.

Questions?

Suggestions??

Comments??

Ernie


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#25 Aug-28-08 6:10PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Labor Day (9/1) early AM Upper Potomac float

Pacemaker wrote:

Charlie- What about the River Creek (Kephart) ramp? Most of these guys know how to get to Algonkian but we need to figure out how to put in at Goose Creek.

It is directions from Algonkian to Kephart, you just have to click on Algonkian for it to give you the directions.

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