Hackensack River Canoe &
Rockaway Creek, Lamington and Ballonfest
by Bob Rancan
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Seven of us did an on-again, off again trip last weekend. I had planned to blast
it out for the Club on Thursday but the Round Valley release was abruptly due to
a drowning incident that afternoon at the lake. On Friday afternoon, I noticed
the release had resumed so we met at noon on Saturday in order to do a 7.5 mile
paddle and catch the 6:30 flight of balloons from the annual Quikcheck
Readington Balloon Festival at Solberg Airport. There was wind so the balloons
didn't rise until about 7:30 and then didn't go too far. We had a table at a Rt.
22 rest stop and several put down in a construction site before they crossed the
highway. Others passed directly overhead but seemed to descend in some farm
fields just beyond our view.
A good time was had by all.
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