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It was another great weekend at the Rendezvous. Decent weather and lots of good friends joined us at the CCGH pavilion. Little bit of rain Friday night but nothing to affect river levels. Temps were cooler than expected but nothing too extreme.
Had a group of about 19 on Friday afternoon. At least 2 first timers made their PFDs of the Canyon and Carpenters Park sections of the Stonycreek River. We had numerous swims(by my count 9) that day spread out over 4 different people. I personally chalked up another swim on the Canyon section. This river has served up most of my recent swims, but this river is worth it.
Saturday we again had a good sized group of about 16 boaters. We had about 5 swims that day. 4 of those coming at the same time at the same spot, in a rapid called ‘the wall’. It was good to get all those out of the way at once. LOL !!
Saturday evening was the pot luck dinner. This was the second year for this and everyone brought lots of food and no one went away hungry. Many good things to eat and drink, thanks to all who participated. I think one of the highlights was Bart’s dutch oven baked pineapple upside down cake.
I packed up Sunday morning and headed home before noon, but many organized a Sunday paddle and got one last run in on the Canyon section before coming back to Greenhouse Park to pack it in and head home.
If you’ve never attended a festival type paddling event, but have thought at all about getting to one, this is definitely the one to start out with. I have only ever attended this one, but many say it’s one of the best, if not THE best paddling festival. So, mark the calendar for next year and plan to come out and join in the fun. I would bet once you do you’ll be a regular. I know this has been at least my 6th year in a row for this great annual happening.