Thursday, June 9, 2011

Flatwater Leader Training – June 4, 2011

When I arrived at the Museum of Work and Culture, there were already a few cars with boats on them in the parking lot – that was a good sign. I was running a “Trip Coordinator” training for the RICKA Flatwater group. We would start with a one-hour discussion in the Union Hall at the museum, and then head down to the river to run the section of the Blackstone from River Island Park to Manville.

For the training session we had a nice mix of leaders – some experienced, some brand new. We had a good discussion, and my one hour presentation took two hours as experienced leaders added their ideas and new leaders asked plenty of questions. That was a relief.

After the session, we unloaded our gear at River Island Park and ran the shuttle down to Rivers Edge Park. With construction at the Woonsocket Falls Dam, water levels in the river had been fluctuating, but the level was fine when we did the run – probably 800 to 1,000 cfs. Everyone made it through the easy rapids with no difficulty.  We paddled down to the Rt. 99 Bridge before turning back to Rivers Edge.

Links:
My Pictures
My Slides from the Training Class

1 comment:

  1. What a excellant blog,i have been reading this for a few hours,and the places featured are beautiful.I am in the uk and love reading well written blogs about waterways.Thank you for a good read and wish you well for your future conquests.

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