NH AMC PADDLERS
Welcome to New Hampshire Appalachian Mountain Club Paddling.
Paddling on rivers, lakes, ponds, estuaries, and coasts throughout New England, we offer organized trips, courses, instruction, and great fun for canoeists and kayakers of all experience levels. Come paddle with us!
Bring your boat or rent ours. Most trips are Free and Open to all!


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Paddling Committee Report for 2011

The Paddling Committee of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club had a successful year. We posted over 85 trips: whitewater, touring, recreational, and sea kayaking. In addition we also sent a representative to outdoor shows and work and life shows. The response from our presence at the shows was excellent, but measured results were uncertain.

We had another successful Whitewater School and introduced whitewater paddling to another new batch of paddlers. New this year, NHAMC Paddlers with Nantahala Outdoor Center of North Carolina offered class 3 whitewater training to 25 paddlers. This training showed the exceptional quality of the NHAMC paddlers. This training was offered mainly to NH AMC paddlers, but was opened up for other local paddlers. It also created a lot of good will throughout the whole paddling community. We plan to offer this training again in the future.

The Chapter Activities Day paddling event was a short paddle trip and barbeque. All the participants had a good time. The weekly Wednesday night recreational paddles were again very successful this year. This event introduced many new people to paddling.

We added two new whitewater kayaks to our rental fleet, Dagger Mambas. These kayaks are good all around boats that are very comfortable for beginners and advanced users

Twice each year, we host meetings (Fall and Spring) for our General Membership. At these meetings, we conduct paddling committee business, present sub-committee reports, schedule upcoming trips, and socialize over a potluck dinner. At the Fall meeting this year, we are having a slide show/video contest at which participating members will present slides and videos of paddling trips they have done this year. The members attending the meeting will vote to award prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

In addition to our paddling trips, weekend classes, sea kayaking workshops, pool rolling classes, and General Meetings, we offer educational courses in “on the water ” safety and rescue, leadership training, and whitewater skills.

Respectfully submitted,
Joseph O’Neil
Kerry Fraizer
Paddling Co-Chairs