Welcome to Paddle Trails Canoe Club!!
We paddle canoes, kayaks and inflatables. We paddle rivers, lakes and salt water. We paddle for fun, adrenaline, scenery and wilderness. Yep, we’re probably paddling something, somewhere right now!! Paddle Trails Canoe Club (PTCC) is a supportive and inclusive community of paddlers who like to get out on water whenever we can and focus on safety and fun. We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our site and, if you like what you see, to have you join us. We always welcome new members.
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Holiday Green Lake Paddle
Paddle with the Luminaria
The annual PTCC Parade of Lighted Xmas Canoes and Potluck party will be Saturday Dec 12th
Pat and Sarah invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season with Paddletrails’ annual Parade of Lighted Christmas Canoes and Xmas Party Pot Luck. The pathway around Green Lake will be lit up with thousands of luminaries. Carolers will be filling the night air with song. PTCC paddlers will be filling the lake with decorated Canoes. Don’t have battery operated canoe decorations? No problem, I have plenty! Please call early to reserve which decorations you want. I always have plenty of 12-volt lights. I have some 12 volt rechargable batteries to power the lights or AA battery packs for LED lights you will need to provide 8 AA batteries per string. If you are thinking of buying off the shelf AA powered lights which are common now don't wait they often sell out buy the day of our parade. What I need most are participants. We can also use paddlers to match up with other paddlers maybe tandem boats to borrow. This event takes a lot of planning so please call early and let me know if you can join us.
Some of the decoration options include, the Grinch boat, Snoopy, Xmas candy boat, Winnie the Pooh Tigger boat, Frosty The Pirate, various other snowmen. Deer and Xmas trees, Xmas ducks. Be cool penguin.Xmas polar bear, Elf. Snoopy on dog house and Walrus and Penguin. Photos of 2014 Parade
If this event sounds like fun but you don’t feel like getting out on the water come see this event and take pictures. We start at south end of lake at the Aqua Theatre (Boat House) and go counter clockwise around lake. We want to be on the water between 6:00 and 6:30. Join us at the Pot Luck Party held at Pat & Sarah’s home afterwards starting around 9:00 PM
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Interested in building your skills and confidence in your canoe? Are you a tandem boater that wants to learn how to strike out on your own? Perhaps you'd like to learn how to surf better or just paddle more efficiently. Paddle Trails canoe classes are just the thing! We offer two different classes.
Annual Safety Clinic- Date TBD. The annual safety clinic & refresher course, scheduled for August 15th, has been postponed. As water levels are still rather low, we feel that members will be better served with waiting until there is more water out there. Date is currently TBD, but we will announce a date as soon as water is flowing. This refresher will be held on a grade I-II river, and is appropriate for both new boaters, long time paddlers, and everyone in between.
Afternoon Sailing Clinic & Potluck BBQ- Late September- TBD. Come join George Wilhelm, Don Cheyette, and Leslie Mix as they show you how to set up a sail rig to help cover distance easily on long journeys. There will be extra boats, sails, and lots of hands on practice. Please RSVP to Don Cheyette. Bring a potluck item to share and something to grill after we get off the water.
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All class participants must be a member of Paddle Trails Canoe Club.
Recent Trip Reports
Whitewater 101 - "We had a Blast!"
The amazing group of students of the 2015 Whitewater 101 Class session “B” all graduated with honors on Sunday, June 21st. This session had 6 canoeists in 4 boats – 2 tandems and 2 solos. This was a 4 day class conducted over 2 consecutive weekends between June 13th and 21st.
After last year’s cold weather, we made the decision to push the dates from late April - early May out until mid-June for this year’s class when we predicted that we’d have better weather. Better weather we had - in spades! All 4 days were great; sunny and warm - ideal for getting wet and messing around in boats. What we never would have predicted was that in June we wouldn’t have much water – but everything turned out great nevertheless! Read the full story...
Photo of the Month
Proud poppa Andy and daughter on the Skykomish
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