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George Washington Canal - May 7, 2023
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We had a beautiful sunny day to launch the 2023 edition of the Sunday Paddles with Alf C, Diane H, Hildy F, Jacques (PFD), John S, Lisa L, Mikey B, Miki K, Pam W, Tim T and Wayne McD participating. The C&O Canal is still dewatered (and will be until lock repairs are completed) so we met at Pennyfield Lock to set shuttle and then went up to Riley's Lock for the put-in. The river was running high at 4.62' on the Little Falls gauge which added kick to some of the rapids but tended to wash out others. The center chute of the debris pile below Jacuzzi rapid appeared to be easily runnable at this level but all opted to run the left channel below Diagonal rapid.

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