Save the Dates: 2014 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn - June 5-8.
Become a Sojourn Sponsor
The Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn is planned and coordinated annually by a CVC volunteer committee. The Sojourn is appropriate for both new and experienced paddlers, and is a great way to learn about the rivers, history, culture and recreation resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh corridor. Meals are included in the price of registration and participants can register for one, two, three, or all four days. Primitive camping is available at locations along the route for those who wish to travel with the group. Participants must bring and set up their own camping equipment. Shuttling is provided, and participants can bring their own paddling gear or rent from area outfitters. A detailed packet is provided to registrants that includes directions to all access areas, a preparation checklist, outfitter information and more. The event is typically scheduled for the first weekend in June, and follows the same basic route:
Thursday – Johnstown to Seward through Conemaugh Gap; approximately 15 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp in Blairsville.
Friday – Robinson to Blairsville through Packsaddle Gap; approximately 10 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp at Conemaugh Dam.
Saturday – Conemaugh Dam to Avonmore with stop in Saltsburg; approximately 12 miles, flat paddling; camp at Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Hollsopple PA.
Sunday – White Water Day in the Stonycreek Canyon; Class III-IV white water in rafts or duckies, depending on water level.
For more information about the routes, check out the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail Map and Guide at http://www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org/water_trails.shtml
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2013 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn.
Wilderness Voyageurs http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/
Allegheny Ridge Corporation http://www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org/
Benscreek Canoe Club http://benscreekcanoeclub.com/
Conemaugh Health System http://www.conemaugh.org/
PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers http://pawatersheds.org/
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/
Tuscano Maher Roofing http://www.tmrroofing.com/
Wessel and Company http://www.wesselcpa.com/
Western PA Sports Medicine and Clinic http://westernpasportsmed.com/
Subway in Saltsburg http://www.subway.com/storelocator/default.aspx
We could use some fresh faces on the sojourn planning committee! The committee meets 3-5 times a year in Johnstown and is responsible for reviewing the paddling route, planning menus, securing sponsors, planning transportation, marketing and promoting the event, and managing on river activities. Email email@example.com or call (724)858-0463 if you’d like to help.