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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

james wrote 1001 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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james

Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

james wrote 1001 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



Categorized as:channel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-river

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natefry

Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

natefry wrote 1001 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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tommygunn

Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

tommygunn wrote 1001 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



Categorized as:channel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-river

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bozemankayaker

Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

bozemankayaker wrote 1001 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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natefry

Mirror Pond redevelopment could become a river park

natefry wrote 1242 days ago:


After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

Read more here

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james

Mirror Pond redevelopment could become a river park

james wrote 1242 days ago:


After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

Read more here

Mirror_Pond_and_Downtown_Redevelopment_Concept_Overview



Categorized as:conceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptual

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Mirror Pond redevelopment could become a river park

tommygunn wrote 1242 days ago:


After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

Read more here

Mirror_Pond_and_Downtown_Redevelopment_Concept_Overview



Categorized as:conceptual  •  extensive-river  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptual

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Mirror Pond redevelopment could become a river park

saskia wrote 1242 days ago:


After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

Read more here

Mirror_Pond_and_Downtown_Redevelopment_Concept_Overview



Categorized as:conceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-beginning  •  the-conceptual

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bozemankayaker

Mirror Pond redevelopment could become a river park

bozemankayaker wrote 1242 days ago:


After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

Read more here

Mirror_Pond_and_Downtown_Redevelopment_Concept_Overview



Categorized as:conceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-conceptualconceptual  •  extensive-river  •  fish-passage  •  level  •  middle  •  more-planning  •  plan  •  power  •  the-conceptual

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