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Forum: Local Waters 06-28-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
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: 441
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: 629
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: 629
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: 424
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: 424
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: 538
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: 534
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: 538
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...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-23-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By JPTolson
More Laws from the River Rat...

•The best spot for the lunch stop will always be located immediately after leaving the actual lunch stop.

•There will be a chance of thunderstorms on nearly all trips scheduled during the summer....
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-23-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By JPTolson
Shaggy Dog Contest?

Thanks for the offer, Ken. Or we could have a contest to see who is the shaggiest by the time of our first trip after this is over!
Forum: Local Waters 04-19-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By JPTolson
Memorable Times with TCT

Following Mike’s lead as we bide our time during COVID-19 restrictions, here are some of my most memorable times with TCT since joining in the fall of 2008.

1. Little Beaver Creek, April 17, 2011....
Forum: News 04-04-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By JPTolson
Another Kennedy family tragedy

Here is another tragic lesson (https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-ar-missing-kayak-20200403-20200403-m2a5z6o3y5gkdglg3v4hb5rbey-story.html) of why we need to be aware of...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-24-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By JPTolson
Thanks, Darla. The trip schedule and calendar...

Thanks, Darla. The trip schedule and calendar have been corrected.
Forum: Trips (Official) 03-22-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By JPTolson
Ice Breaker Memories

Since we had to cancel the 2020 ice breaker run, here's a reminder (http://www.trumbullcanoetrails.org/forum/album.php?albumid=423) from two years ago what it might have been like if we had been out...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By JPTolson
Western PA Solo Canoe Rendezvous

TCT,
Who knows where we will be with the COVID crisis in early June, but I received information below from Bruce Kemp this week on the annual Western Pennsylvania Solo Canoe Rendezvous. Itís the...
Forum: Trips (Official) 03-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By JPTolson
Thanks, Mike!

Thanks to Mike and club officers for placing top priority on the health and welfare of the club, community, and nation and for realizing we are all being asked to sacrifice for the greater good at...
Forum: News 03-08-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By JPTolson
Body found in Mahoning River by kayaker

I wonder if we might know someone in the group that found the deceased...
Forum: Paddling Videos 02-27-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By JPTolson
First Descent Paddling in Bhutan

A few people at the planning meeting were talking about this paddling expedition in Bhutan (https://www.wfyi.org/programs/expedition/television/bhutan--white-water). The script seems to go out of its...
Forum: Trips (Official) 02-24-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By JPTolson
There is now a reminder on the schedule to set...

There is now a reminder on the schedule to set the date for procrastinator's at the club picnic.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-24-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By JPTolson
There is a member of the club, BandanaDan on this...

There is a member of the club, BandanaDan on this board, who has done a lot of canoe racing. You may want to get it touch with him.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-24-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By JPTolson
Upper limit of safe paddling?

American Whitewater gives 2,500 cfs as the upper limit for the Harpersfield dam to Hidden Valley Park stretch of river. This appears to be somewhere between 4.7 and 4.8 ft on the Paineville USGS...
Forum: Trips (Official) 02-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By JPTolson
***2020 Trip and Event Schedule***

TCT Paddlers,

Here is the club's official schedule for the 2020 paddling season. Watch the Official Trips section of this forum for meeting times and locations posted by the trip leaders. (Trip...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,726
Posted By JPTolson
Victim Recovered

https://www.whsv.com/content/news/567942061.html
Forum: News 02-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,999
Posted By JPTolson
Bruce Ambrose's Mother

TCT,
I learned today that Bruce Ambrose's mother, Patty Ambrose, passed away on Friday morning. Bruce said she was planning to move to assisted living later this month, but her health deteriorated...
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