Expedition Canoeing with North Star Adventures
Guest Instructor, Beth Arnold, will be joining us for this Expedition Canoeing Workshop. Learn all aspects of trip planning while paddling in the Lake Umbagog region of Eastern NH and Western Maine. We will spend one day on the lake learning flatwater techniques and one day on the Androscoggin River learning whitewater techniques.
One week prior to our trip on Friday night June 4th from 6- 9p, we will meet at the Waldo County Technical Center to plan our trip. We will look at our routes, possible campsites, plan our menu and learn about the clothing, equipment and gear that we will need for a safe and fun expedition!
Friday June 4th, 6 – 9pm – Trip planning, menu planning and clothing & equipment selection.
Friday June 11th – Meet at the North Star Adventures base at 6:00pm. Go through gear, answer questions, pack trailer, evening bonfire.
Saturday June 12th – Drive to Lake Umbagog for a full day of paddling and camping
- Portage Techniques
- Canoe design
- Paddle Strokes
- Lake navigation
- Boat capsize, re-entry
- Managing wind, waves, water, weather
Saturday Evening – Outdoor cooking techniques
Sunday June 13th
- Hydrology and personal safety
- River rescue and difficulty
- Scouting and moving water maneuvers