UDC Raft Trip: The King family, from the left: Molly, Edie, Josh, and Christie; launch their raft from Lander’s Minisink Base.
NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) 32nd Annual Family Raft Trip attracted 40 intrepid paddlers on August 2nd after intermittent morning showers and a threatened thunderstorm that didn’t materialize resulted in cancellations by an additional 52 pre-registered guests.
The individual rafting parties launched from Lander’s Minisink Base in Minisink Ford, NY and floated eight miles down to the Pond Eddy Base.
Lander’s River Trips provided the sanitized rafts, paddles, life vests, the morning shuttles from Pond Eddy, and pre-launch safety briefings.
The turnout included 30 adults and 10 children ages 4-12 to take advantage of the host livery’s discounted rates and the trip coordination provided by the UDC.
The UDC organizes this public event on the first Sunday of August each year on alternating sections of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River with the goal of promoting awareness and stewardship of the river through direct contact with the recreational resource.
For more information on the UDC and its activities, please stop by the office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY, call (845) 252-3022, or visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.