The Perseid Meteor Shower should be approaching its peak. We’re talking 60 to 70 meteors per hour! All we need is a clear night and a dark sky. And we happen to know of a certain island in Espy where it gets very dark indeed …
Chris Ehmer, of Susquehanna Adventures, has cut a meadow onto his upper island that should provide us with plenty of open skies for stargazing. He’s also arranging for some live music before the celestial show, and is catering a cookout supper! He’ll even ferry over our camping gear and shuttle us up to the put-in!
Meanwhile, Turkey Hill Brewing said they’ll deliver any 32-ounce crowlers we order to be shuttled to the island for the special price of just $5 each, including tax! The available brews are listed below, by their logo.
Don’t want to spend the night? That’s O.K. – the island is right by the takeout, so you can paddle back to your car in a few minutes whenever you’re ready.
Rob Brown will be playing for us – you can check out his music here.
The price is $65 for everything, including a rental kayak. Have your own boat but need it shuttled up to the put-in? Then it’s just $55. Don’t need a shuttle for your boat? Then the price is down to $50.
Questions? Contact our Fearless Organizer, Chris Donato, at 570-204-8689 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to tell her thank you when you see her!
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8, provided there’s no flood! (Granted, the star gazing will be ruined if it’s raining. But we’ll still have good food, good company and good music!)
Brewery: Turkey Hill Brewery
BARN DANCE BLONDE ALE
URBAN ABBEY APRICOT WHEAT
TOKEN TO HOBOKEN HEFEWEIZEN
URBAN ABBEY ABANDONED SOUR SERIES: BERLINER (BLOOD ORANGE)
OLIVER’S TWISTED BELGIAN SINGLE
NEW WHIRRLED VIENNA LAGER
REVELATION PALE ALE
DONNY’S IRISH DRY STOUT
HAHVAHD YAHD NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE
Outfitter: Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures
FIRST: meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures (link to map here) to load boats and place beer orders.
River Beginning: Berwick Test Track Park Boat Launch
River Finish: SUSQUEHANNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ISLAND
Total Miles: 8 miles
Estimated Time on the River : 3 to 5 hours (depending on river conditions)
- 10 AM: meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures to load boats, put in crowler orders
- 10:30 AM: depart Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures for Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
- 11 AM: arrive Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
- 11: 30 AM: launch boats and depart on river
- 4:30 PM: Finish on the ISLAND
* We’ll be on River Time. Things happen, and not always on schedule.