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Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-10-2021, 04:22 PM
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Posted By JPTolson
River of Doubt

In a slow, but ongoing search for tales of adventure paddling, I recently finished reading The River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. The book recounts an expedition...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-11-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By JPTolson
Waves are huge!

A few of us know what it’s like going through Fredericktown at 8.7 feet in canoes and kayaks. The waves are huge! One guy in a playboat went up the face of a wave and as it curled upstream the boat...
Forum: Local Waters 01-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By JPTolson
My paddling high and low points are pretty thin...

My paddling high and low points are pretty thin this year. Between COVID and caring for my mother, I only made it out in the boat three times. Nevertheless, here goes:

High Points

1. Shenango...
Forum: Trips (Unofficial) 12-28-2020, 06:15 AM
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Views: 1,189
Posted By JPTolson
Whitegrass Ski Touring Center

Check with Whitegrass (https://whitegrass.com) in Davis, West Virginia. They may be able to direct you to some places closer to you.
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By JPTolson
Merry Christmas to my paddling family!

Merry Christmas to my paddling family!
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 12-16-2020, 02:26 PM
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Views: 792
Posted By JPTolson
2021 Western PA Solo Canoe Rendezvous

TCT,

Earlier today I received the message below from Bruce Kemp who once paddled occasionally with TCT. For the canoeists among us or anyone who may have an interest, it is well worth checking out...
Forum: Trips (Unofficial) 11-29-2020, 02:30 PM
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Views: 868
Posted By JPTolson
Sounds like a great run on a beautiful whitewater...

Sounds like a great run on a beautiful whitewater stream. Glad you were able to slow it down, scout, and read the lines. Eight miles in 2:15 with one spill, two scouting breaks, and carrying the ford...
Forum: Paddling Videos 11-25-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By JPTolson
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: 1,642
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: 1,642
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: 746
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: 2,966
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: 2,966
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: 2,774
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: 1,957
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: 1,957
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
Replies: 0
Views: 5,212
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: 4,308
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
Replies: 0
Views: 10,270
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: 5,108
Posted By JPTolson
Moonlight Run

I'm planning to be there.

JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-25-2020, 06:33 AM
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Views: 8,474
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: 7,150
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: 7,150
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: 10,649
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: 6,473
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
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