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Forum: Trips (Official) Today, 05:07 PM
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***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
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Posted By JPTolson
Victim Recovered

https://www.whsv.com/content/news/567942061.html
Forum: News 02-15-2020, 10:08 PM
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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...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-14-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JPTolson
Accident on Middle Fork of Tygart River

I've seen a few reports on a paddling accident on the Middle Fork of the Tygart River in West Virginia that occurred last Sunday, although I haven't seen any reporting that the paddler has been...
Forum: News 01-27-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By JPTolson
Registration Information

The following was posted by Matthew Smith on TCT's Facebook page:


Registration is now open for the first Ohio Rivers Symposium! This symposium will fill up quickly so do not delay!

Dan Rice,...
Forum: Trips (Official) 01-25-2020, 01:54 PM
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Posted By JPTolson
February 23

February 23 at the Sunrise Inn in Warren. Not exactly sure of the time, but I imagine it's noonish, same as the procrastinators' party. Watch for the time in the February newsletter.
Forum: News 01-20-2020, 10:07 PM
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Views: 191
Posted By JPTolson
First Ohio Rivers Symposium

Don Rex shared the announcement below from the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page to the TCT Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE!

We are excited to announce the first Ohio...
Forum: Off Topic 01-20-2020, 08:07 PM
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Views: 191
Posted By JPTolson
Bob Danko in the Vindicator!

TCT's own Bob Danko, who is also a member of the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, is pictured in today's Vindicator (https://www.vindy.com/news/local-news/2020/01/learning-to-use-telescopes/)...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-15-2020, 09:52 AM
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Views: 194
Posted By JPTolson
The Emerald Mile

I just finished reading The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko about the fastest boat ride ever through the Grand Canyon. The book is terrific! It covers much more than the wild ride of three veteran...
Forum: Local Waters 01-13-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By JPTolson
What about upstream of Lake Newport?

To continue beating this topic to death...what about the legality of paddling Mill Creek up stream of Lake Newport? The club has had trips where we paddled upstream until the creek was no longer...
Forum: Trips (Official) 01-13-2020, 10:47 AM
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Posted By JPTolson
Yes, it was a nice time at the procrastinators'...

Yes, it was a nice time at the procrastinators' Christmas party and I also enjoyed seeing everyone. I think there were 33 in attendance. Jeff Chicase (not sure I spelled the last name correctly) also...
Forum: Local Waters 01-08-2020, 09:53 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By JPTolson
Several years ago, MCP was engaged in a long-term...

Several years ago, MCP was engaged in a long-term planning process in which park planners sought public input. I recall attending one of the sessions and urged that the creek be opened to paddling....
Forum: Local Waters 01-07-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By JPTolson
The rules

Here are the boating regulations (https://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/boating-regulations-2013.pdf). Note that they say nothing about Mill Creek itself, just that boating...
Forum: Local Waters 01-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By JPTolson
Mill Creek

I was lucky to get out for a hike in Mill Creek Park on New Year’s Day and had a chance to observe the creek between the suspension bridge (Silver Bridge) and the Lake Newport dam. It’s a shame that...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-03-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By JPTolson
Ohio Paddler's Guide?

That's an impressive list of paddling venues, Ken. Do we see an Ohio paddler's guidebook in your future?
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 12-27-2019, 02:25 PM
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Views: 397
Posted By JPTolson
2019 Paddling Year in Review

TCT,
As we have noted here since 2011, the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the paddling season. I hope a few club members will be willing to share some of their paddling experiences...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 12-25-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By JPTolson
Merry Christmas, paddlers!

Merry Christmas! Hope to see everyone at Procrastinators’.
Forum: Local Waters 12-13-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By JPTolson
Sprucevale Bridge

Interesting article about completion of the new Sprucevale bridge (https://www.salemnews.net/news/local-news/2019/12/sprucevale-road-bridge-over-little-beaver-creek-complete/), part of our shuttle...
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-07-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,635
Posted By JPTolson
JP will be advising the kayakers to forsake the...

JP will be advising the kayakers to forsake the dark side once and for all and get a real boat!!!!:3:
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-07-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,635
Posted By JPTolson
Hoping to make it...

Hoping to make it tomorrow, but won’t be bringing my canoe. Will bring a gallon of warm cider with mulling spice bags.
Forum: Off Topic 11-28-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By JPTolson
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Trumbull Canoe Trails! It means a great deal to me to belong to a group of kindred spirits who love paddling the waters of the region. See you on the river!
Forum: Local Waters 11-27-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By JPTolson
I can see where it looks like the paddle blade...

I can see where it looks like the paddle blade caught air and not water on the attempt at a cross bow draw because of the trough below the wave that the boat was riding. No wonder you felt helpless!...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-17-2019, 06:44 AM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By JPTolson
Also, go to User Albums and search on ‘chilly...

Also, go to User Albums and search on ‘chilly chili.’ Ten photo albums pop up. Canoe City is a Trumbull County Metropark on the Mahoning in Leavittsburg.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-06-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By JPTolson
Rio Grande

Twenty years ago I did a five-day, outfitter-supported camping trip on the Rio Grande in the Big Bend region; about 40 years ago a buddy and I did a four-day canoe camping trip on the North Fork of...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-05-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By JPTolson
In the 10 years that I've belonged to TCT, the...

In the 10 years that I've belonged to TCT, the most distant club trip that I recall was to Pine Creek in north central Pennsylvania.

Occasionally club members do farther flung trips on their own:...
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