River Tripping

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

River Tripping (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Prerequisites: 

  • Level 1 Basic Canoeing​

 

Course Length: 

  • 2 days

 

Class Ratio: 

  • 1:10

 

Location: 

  • Lake  or River

 

Conditions: 

  • Wind <15kph, < Class 1 rapids

 

  1. Theory

Canoe Design

Canoe Outfitting

River Dynamics

Controlled River Descent

Environmental Hazards

Canoe History in N.B. and Canada

Environmental Ethics

Packing Equipment

Planning a Trip & Completing a Trip Plan

First Aid Equipment

     2. Safety

Swim & Float Positions

Use of Throw Bag

Communications

Lining & Tracking

Risk Management

 

      3. Skills

Review Level 1 Strokes – power, J, sweep, draw, push-away, pry, Low & High Braces

Additional Strokes – River J, Bow & Cross Bow Cut & Draw

Boat Lean

Maneuvers – Upstream & Downstream Ferries

                    Eddy Turns

                    Peel Outs

                    Navigating River Bends

Packing a Canoe

Lifts & Carries

Tying a Canoe on a Vehicle

Campcraft - Fire Building, Tent Pitching, Cooking, Stove Use, Water Purification

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