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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Training Classes Announced
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.
Moving Water - June 27th and 28th. This 2 day class is for paddlers who want to learn how to paddle their boats more effectively and safely on easy rivers. Students should already be comfortable in their canoes and can generally do well in their boats on flat water. Learn basic river reading and techniques for navigating your boat in current.
Whitewater 101 - June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. This 4 day class is for paddlers who are looking to improve their skills on whitewater. This will feature more advanced river reading and more advanced techniques for maneuvering your boats in rapids. Participants should already be comfortable on moving water and have boats designed and equipped for paddling rivers.
All class participants must be a member of Paddle Trails Canoe Club.
Recent Trip Reports
Memorial Day Weekend on the Methow and Twisp Rivers
For the first time in many years, the Sol Duc River was too low to run as we traditionally do on Memorial Day weekend. In lieu of that, we decided to head over to the Methow River area in hopes of getting some runs in on the Twisp and Methow Rivers before they get too low.
During the few days leading up to the weekend, both the Twisp and the Methow were running at nice levels but rain in the mountains on Friday and Friday night brought the Twisp up high enough to warrant second thoughts. The plan for Saturday was to do the traditional McFarland Creek to Burma Rd section anyway and the rain hadn’t affected the level of the Methow significantly.
For this run, we had 8 boats; Peggy and I were joined by Carol Beers, Jim and Helen (tandem), Jennie Goldberg, Leslie Mix, Steve Lowe and Steve Courtney. At 6640 CFS, this section was big, fast and fun. Did I mention fast? Read the rest of the story...
Photo of the Month
Kids love canoeing and Easter eggs too! Who doesn't?