Upper Royal River Paddle

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Date(s) - Sun, Apr 28, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


United States

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*** see Addendum and Update below*** Flatwater/Class I paddling on the Royal River from the Route 231 river crossing near Intervale to Dunns Corner (on Route 9). [start location: see Maine Atlas, Map 5, B-4] Meetup location and shuttle organizing will be at 10 am at the Royal River access spot on Route 9 near Intervale. The trip end time of 3 or 4 pm is a guesstimate. Disclaimer: I’ve never paddled this stretch of the Royal and while these 11+/- miles should make for a lovely spring paddle, (I’ve scouted most of the road crossings–they all look fine), this trip could turn into a bit of an adventure depending on downed trees and unexpected beaver dams, so participants should be prepared to do some minor wading and puckerbrush portaging. Contact leader, Rick Speer, at raspeer@gmail.com or home phone 207-783-8463; cell phone 207-312-4267.

***Addendum 4/25, 3 pm: We have the possibility of taking on people without their own boat (putting you in a tandem canoe), let Rick know if you need that accommodation.  At this point we have 7 who have indicated an interest.  I think I’m going to alter the start point to a spot where there is a bit more parking.  Let’s plan to start at the Route 231 River crossing near Intervale.  That cuts off about 2 miles of river, making the total trip about 11 miles. If you haven’t already done so, let me know if you’re interested.

***Update 4/25, 3:20 pm: thinking through the shuttle setup a bit more…  We’ll plan to all meet at 10 am at the river crossing on Rt 231 near Intervale [my original trip post had the meeting spot downriver at the takeout].

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  • Name : Rick

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