Afternoon delight. High Tide Mount Holly Oxbow Channel

Later on this month there will be a fact-finding paddle around the Rancocas Creek Water Trail by local elected officials and some other folks. Volunteers, scouts and some other stakeholders have been putting in trail-markers, removing trash and otherwise “sprucing” up segments of the Rancocas. The fact-finding paddle is purposefully being kept low key.

Enhancing public access on the RCWT is the top agenda item followed by stops at way-points and heritage area for discussions on issues faced w the designation of the Rancocas as a National Water Trail. As such there will be a work party removing the vile, disgusting graffiti sprayed under a bridge on the Mt. Holly Oxbow by people in kayaks or a boat. These type of incidents are the very reason areas are closed to public access. They are counter-productive to maintaining public access.

Work Party will be on Friday 10 AM and Saturday 10 AM. Anticipate taking 2-3 hrs each day to remove it. Meet at the gravel parking lot in Mill Race Village next to 25 B Church Street. Supplies to remove this “purposeful rinky-dink” will be supplied. Drop John Anderson a text at 609-456-9344 if you have any questions on the fact finding paddle and or the removal of graffiti. This afternoon’s paddle around Mt. Holly.

Wet Ficker

When your a Flicker (woodpecker) and its pouring down rain where do you go for shelter? You find the underside of a walnut tree and hunker on down along NJ’s exemplary and historic Rancocas Creek Water Trail.

Kayaking and Dental Floss

Nothing worse then having a wet suit glove or bootie blow-out when out kayaking. Need a quick repair and duct tape just will not do it? We carry waxed dental floss w heavy duty needle. Stitch it back up. Paddling jacket rips, water pouring in…duct tape taint making de grade?. Waxed dental floss works wonder. Life-jacket blows apart? Waxed dental floss works well to pull back together. Well you get the picture…Waxed dental floss has many uses and utility. Consider to be part of one’s kit every kayaking trip and excursion. Knock a hole in your yak out in the middle of a paddle? No easy patch. “Fother” in a plastic bag held together w waxed dental floss. Looking to fix your tent, waxed dental floss. Looking to do a “Frostline” style parka kit…strongest threads needed…waxed dental floss. Dental floss is pure utility w 1001 places to use and apply.

More substantive repairs needed on your kayak. Patching holes, restoring rigging, resetting seat, summerizing or winterizing a kayak, ran the kayak over w a car, wrapped it around a snag, like to add electronics, want to rehab and restore your favorite kayak give Pathways a call or text. 609-456-9344.

Looking to put together a “kit” kayak from anyone of numerous company’s? We have seen it, or encountered it, or fixed it or repaired it at one time or another over the last 30 years. From simple straight-forward issues to complex. Give Pathways a call or text. 609-456-9344.

Pathways guides and workshop staff bring w them 25 plus years of professional and personal experience in working on kayaks, SUP’s, small vessels, electronics, soft-gear and hard-ware. Pathways works w owners to involve them in repairs and restorations as requested. Give Pathways a call for all your kayaking and outdoor gear servicing needs.

King Tide Rancocas State Park

King Tide, Rancocas State Park. Rancocas Creek Water Trail. Kayak on Back into Tidal Marshes, deep inside Verdant, Lush Woodlands. Capture the Mystique of a Spotted Sandpiper, a Beaver, Warblers, Osprey, an Eagle, a Gray Tinted, Silent, Storm Flecked Sunset. Kayak Rentals and Professionally Guided Natural History and Heritage Kayak Excursions. www.rcnwt.com

Afternoon Kayaking w Turtles

Afternoon kayaking, Rancocas Creek Water Trail. NJ’s Rancocas State Park. North Branch. Turtles abound as heritage takes precedent. In the Lenape Indians culture these lands were formed when a large tortoise raised its back out of the water and became land. Come check it out. Rentals and Guided Excursions. www.rcnwt.com

Rancocas Pathways, Naturally text 609-456-9344