One Sojourn in the bag. Two more coming up!

River Sojourn season is well under way in Pennsylvania!

The Swatara Sojourn and Stream Cleanup was the first event of the season, ans was it ever a success! Complete with a series of proclamations and resolutions from the Lebanon County Commissioners and other municipal officials, the  sojourn drew attention from across the community for the value of the Swatara Creek.

Check out the Swatara Water Trail Facebook page for a number of great photo galleries showing off the event.

For those of you hoping to hit the river, two more Sojourns kick off later this week. First up, the Alle-Kiski-Connie Sojourn will travel through the beautiful Allegheny, Kiskiminetas and Conemaugh Valleys over three days starting on Friday, May 18. A free river refresher course and paddler check-in will begin on Thursday.

On Saturday, May 19, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Sojourn will hit the river. The West Branch is 228 miles long, has just been designated a National Recreation Trail, AND was just named to National Geographic’s “Best Adventure Destinations for 2012.” Come see what all the talk is about on this multi-day, paddle trip. Stretches of this river are remote and scenic and one day will require 22 miles of paddling, thus intermediate and experienced paddlers are encouraged to register.

Check out the full schedule for other upcoming events.