Stony Kiski Conemaugh River Sojourn


The 2016 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn is scheduled for Thursday, June 2-Sunday, June 5
For more information on 2016 Sojourn Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2015 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn was 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. Most 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. Help with 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 this year we continued the paddle on the Kiski down to Roaring Run on the fourth day.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers and vendors that helped make this year's Sojourn a great success.
Plans are already be made for the 2016 Sojourn.

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. Due to low water, we started a the put-in in Cambria City (a neighborhood on the west side of Johnstown).
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 Avonmore.
Sunday - Avonmore to Roaring Run; approximately 7 miles, mostly flat paddling. 

For more information about the routes, check out the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail Map and Guide at http://www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org/water_trails.shtml


THANKS TO OUR 2015 SOJOURN SPONSORS

SPONSORS

Conemaugh Health System  http://www.conemaugh.org/

GAI Consultants  http://gaiconsultants.com/

Indiana First Bank  https://www.infirstbank.com/home/home

REI  http://www.rei.com

Western PA Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic  http://www.westernpasportsmed.com/

COORDINATING PARTNERS

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy 

Wilderness Voyageurs   http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/

PARTNERS

Allegheny Ridge Corporation   http://mainlinecanalgreenway.org/

Benscreek Canoe Club   http://benscreekcanoeclub.com/

PA DCNR   http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/

PA Organization for Watersheds & Rivers   http://pawatersheds.org/

Roaring Run Watershed Association  http://www.roaringrun.org/




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 lhawkins32@zoominternet.net or call (724)858-0463 if you’d like to help.

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