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Forum: Paddling Videos 11-25-2020, 10:57 PM
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They are all exceptional paddlers, but also keep...

They are all exceptional paddlers, but also keep in mind that they are in boats that turn on a dime.
Forum: Paddling Videos 11-25-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By JPTolson
HAH! I should be able to bang the blade on the...

HAH! I should be able to bang the blade on the side of the boat, lose the grip on the paddle and have it hit me in the chin.:18::18::18:
Forum: Paddling Videos 11-24-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By JPTolson
Drill Time

This is a terrific instructional video (https://vimeo.com/53457784?1&ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR2j6wKu099VZtzq63Px593c49BUpF5dJvwORGiiTiHFvycWH3vDswMH9a8). While it is geared to the whitewater open...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-22-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By JPTolson
Petit Mecatina River

Notice of the passing of Tom McCloud, a paddler originally from Akron, was recently posted on Paddle Prattle, the message board (still in existence) of the now defunct Monocacy Canoe Club out of...
Forum: Local Waters 10-17-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By JPTolson
I guess it is Ron. I didnít recognize his face so...

I guess it is Ron. I didnít recognize his face so much, but could recognize him more by his stroke. I think Jonathan Burrows is also in one of the paddling shots.
Forum: Local Waters 10-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By JPTolson
Anyone know who the OC-1 paddler in the green...

Anyone know who the OC-1 paddler in the green canoe is?

And it would be a shame to lose the Marshall Street rapids.
Forum: Paddling Videos 10-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By JPTolson
The Uncalculated Risk

TCT,

Don Rex posted a link on Facebook to The Uncalculated Risk...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-11-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By JPTolson
Another great day on the river!!!

What a beautiful run and fun day we had on the Shenango! Fourteen paddlers in 11 kayaks and three canoes turned out for the first of the club's two fall colors runs.

The group departed from the...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By JPTolson
Planning to be there for the Shenango fall colors...

Planning to be there for the Shenango fall colors run.
Forum: Local Waters 08-24-2020, 03:41 PM
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Views: 2,619
Posted By JPTolson
Hillsville Launch Vandalism

The following was posted on the Mahoning River Paddling and Restoration Group's Facebook page on Sunday, August 24:

"So did B&O to Hillsville. The river was perfect. The dam removal is a sight to...
Forum: Local Waters 08-15-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,141
Posted By JPTolson
Lowellville Dredging Completed

In case anyone missed this from the Friday, August 14th edition of the Vindicator (I did), dredging behind the Lowellville Dam is complete....
Forum: News 08-01-2020, 02:30 PM
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Views: 5,092
Posted By JPTolson
Don Moler 1930-2020

Long-time TCT member Don Moler passed away late in July. I recall him coming to the picnics, Procrastinators' parties, and just to hang out at the put in prior to club trips. Perhaps someone who...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By JPTolson
Moonlight Run

I'm planning to be there.

JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-25-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,575
Posted By JPTolson
On a club trip on April 15, 2012, from...

On a club trip on April 15, 2012, from Harpersfield to Hidden Valley, the Painesville gage was 1.84. My notes said this was approaching paddle zero for that section of the river, but obviously Kenís...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-16-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,945
Posted By JPTolson
Paddling at picnic?

Are we going to be paddling at the picnic?
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-15-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,945
Posted By JPTolson
Planning to attend

I'm planning to attend the club picnic and looking forward to seeing everyone. I'll bring a watermelon.

JP
Forum: Local Waters 06-28-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,795
Posted By JPTolson
Mahoning River Dam Removal

There is a good article on Mahoning River dam removal in today’s Vindicator.

https://www.vindy.com/news/local-news/2020/06/pinning-hopes-on-mahoning-river-development/
Forum: Local Waters 05-17-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,848
Posted By JPTolson
Summit Street Dam

TCT,

Here is an article (https://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2020/05/mahoning-rivers-hidden-hazards/) on the Summit Street dam on the Mahoning.

JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-14-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,108
Posted By JPTolson
Darla, It's still a good idea to carry a throw...

Darla, It's still a good idea to carry a throw bag on the river in my opinion. There is a lot to know about river rescue and it would be great if everyone could take a swift water rescue class even...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-14-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,108
Posted By JPTolson
I am no expert, but Stan has offered excellent...

I am no expert, but Stan has offered excellent advice. Do not tie the rope from a throw bag to yourself or your boat if the rope is being used to throw to a swimmer. Do not let yourself become a...
Forum: Local Waters 05-05-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By JPTolson
Wrong combination of factors

The USGS gage height at Leavittsburg on Sunday, May 2, was between 6.5 and 7.0 feet. That's pretty high. With the river that high, the current would be swift. The water temperature was between 52 and...
Forum: Local Waters 05-04-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By JPTolson
Woman over Mahoning River "waterfall"

These kind of stories (https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/woman-rescued-from-mahoning-river-in-warren/?fbclid=IwAR1jzVQqCBREMosXQwF06vWo6VBSDADm6cuPI2UHKOkriktlXkYRoo8JZ24) about going over low...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-02-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By JPTolson
Not sure if this qualifies as a “McGyver story,”...

Not sure if this qualifies as a “McGyver story,” but on a French Creek trip a number of years ago the sustained winds were some of the strongest I’d ever experienced in my canoe. The wind was bad...
Forum: Local Waters 05-01-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,953
Posted By JPTolson
Correction

Stan and Mike,
Thanks for correcting the record of that boat rescue.
JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-27-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By JPTolson
Wester PA Solo Canoe Rendezvous Cancelled

TCT, Bruce Kemp sent the following message today, April 27, regarding the Western PA Solo Canoe Rendezvous:

Though it will come as no great surprise Iím sure, given the Coronavirus situation still...
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