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Old 02-17-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default Tuesday 21st

I have taken the day off from work.
I will be paddling,
I am looking at
-Connoquenessing whitewater section
-Ashtabula whitewater
-Neshannock Creek Gorge to New Castle
-ANY PARTof Beaver Creek
-Second part of Grand River
-Conneaut Creek
-Tionesta Creek
-or even Chagrin River whitewater if runnable

Let me know if you might be interested in going out.

Mike

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:15 AM   #2
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The weather should be beautiful, but I'm not so sure about the water levels, with small chance of precip between now and then.

Beaver Creek may be at a level high enough to paddle, but just barely. Neshannock gorge will probably be too low as well - not sure of the downstream section. Might be good for Connie though. Don't really know enough to say for the others.

If Tuesday is your day, you might want to consider the lower section of Slippery Rock Creek. You can do it solo by hiking the shuttle up along river right from the bridge on Mountville Road to Eckert Bridge. The first part of the trail (about 1/4 mile), up to Hell Run, is pretty sketchy, and not really an official trail. From Hell Run on it's a pretty good trail, but has a lot of up & down. I think it's about 3.5 miles.

Water should be at a nice friendly lower level. It's at 580 cfs now, and is still fun down to around 250-300 cfs, and paddleable down to about 150 cfs. Only two bigger rapids - both easily scoutable and portage-able.

I know you guys have your meeting on Sunday, but I'm probably going to head over sometime Sunday to get in a run of lower Slip - and could be talked into making it an early run, so that you could be at your meeting afterwards. Just putting that out there. I'd love to be able to take a day off work Tuesday, but we're so busy it's pretty much out of the question unless I'm dying.

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:29 AM   #3
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Mike:

Dianne and I are up for a paddle on Tuesday. See you Sunday at the meeting.

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I will see you Sunday and Tuesday. But I agree with Steve about limited options unless there is significant snow cover in a desirable watershed
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I am watching the levels very closely, but that is what is great about are region, no matter what happen we have the Mahoning, Shenango, Beaver, and Part of Cuyahoga are always good for a nice canoe paddle. (i am a canoe guy first, kayak second)

Thanks for the cfs levels for the slip
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I'd like to paddle, but it will be a last minute decision.
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Tomorrows paddle Tuesday 21st
We Will paddle the Connoquenessing Creek. We will doing the Whitewater section.
Talked with Bruce Ambrose and the water level will hold and be high enough for Diane and him to make it in there canoe.

We will meet at 10:30 am at
174 S river rd ellwood city, PA 16117

GPS 40.852090, -80.276026

I doubt we will be able to make the third section due to rock point being closed far as I know. At the point I will say we will take out at the old sewer plant.

As of 6:21,pm Monday Bruce & Diane, JP, Paul Issac, Myself are in. Still trying to get a hold of Ron.

Anyone else is invited, just need skirt and proper gear(helmet isn't a bad idea)

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OUTSTANDING!!! run today on Connequennessing Creek starting at the railroad bridge in Ellwood City. Lots of good class II whitewater. This is a must for whitewater enthusiasts. Also saw two bald eagles. Thanks to Mike D., Bruce and Dianne, and Paul for a great trip.
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