WW: Savage Last Release Class IV & Lower Yough Class III
September 23rd thru 24th
The third and final release of Savage is Saturday September 23rd. At the release level this a Class IV rocket ride with few breaks and almost no eddies for the 4.5 mile run. A combat roll in class IV rapids is required. AW Savage info
“The Savage is the whitewater rocket ride! With an average gradient of 75 feet per mile (with sections exceeding 100 fpm) the action is fast and continuous. The Savage's overall difficulty rating below 800 cfs is class III-IV. At 800 - 1,200 cfs it is class IV. Above 1,200 cfs the Savage is the longest class IV-V rapid in Maryland!! Due to the steep, narrow and unrelenting nature of this run paddlers should be: 1) well insulated (water temp 50's), 2) adept at fast self-rescue and wave-crest scouting, and 3) in possession of paddling skills commensurate with water levels... Below 800 cfs - intermediate to advanced, 800 - 1,200 cfs - advanced to expert, above 1,200 cfs - expert only.” Source: William Nealy's Whitewater Home Companion, Southern Rivers Volume
After paddling Savage Saturday will head to Paddlers Lane to camp. Then on Sunday will paddle the Lower Yough for Class III run.
Paddler’s Lane Retreat/Campground
255 Paddlers Ln
Confluence, PA 15424
Camping will be $10 per person per night. Upon arrival to the campground make sure you pay the campground before setting up your site. https://www.paddlerslane.com/campground
Required Equipment: Helmet, Spray Skirt, Paddle, PFD, Wetsuit or Dry suite depending on air/water temperature(required for Savage) and Whitewater boat. Dress for the swim.
Other trip costs Launch passes which are $10 per person required on Sunday for Lower Yough.
Formal trip details will be sent out to the registrants before the event.
Trip Sponsor: Jeff Stejskal
Background image provided by Karl Zemlin www.zemlinphoto.com
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