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Old 10-14-2019, 06:01 AM   #1
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What was the name of the location we are putting in? Can't seem to find the last newsletter sent but I seem to remember mention of a different spot due to the construction.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Default Trip Arrangements from TCT October Newsletter

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What was the name of the location we are putting in? Can't seem to find the last newsletter sent but I seem to remember mention of a different spot due to the construction.
Here is the information on the Lowellville to Coverts Crossing trip on the Mahoning from the October TCT Newsletter.

Fall Color Run Part 2 (may be?)
Mahoning River-Lowellville to Coverts Crossing (Edinburg PA)-Trip Leader Mike Danko
When-Sunday October 20th
Where-400 East Water Street Lowellville, OH 44436
GPS 41.035296, -80.533467
TIME 11am
Length-9 miles
1-Class I Rapid
1-Class II Rapid (Radio Rapid)
We return to our home river to paddle a section of the mighty Mahoning and this is one of the most scenic parts of the Mahoning River. Once we paddle out of Lowellville you donít see much other than rural rolling hills and mother nature.
Due to the construction of the removal of the Lowellville dam we will be starting a little bit down river on East Water Street. This primitive launch is south of the green bridge.
Since we will be starting on East Water Street we will miss the wing dam rapid. That will leave us with one class I rapid at church hill rd. & one class II rapid (Radio Rapid).
The take out at Coverts Crossing is different this year. The official name of this launch is McKinney Russell Launch: It was dedicated as an official launch in 2018. We will no long take out under the bridge. Instead we will go past the bridge and take out on a grassy area that has been re-landscaped for easier access to the river.
Please post on website or text me if you plan on attending 330-766-3129
Mike
(Side Note- If we can't use the Lowellville launch site then I will move the launch point to the new Beyond Corporation LLC Boat Access Area on Hillsville Rd. This would make it a 6 mile Paddle)
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Thanks JP! Any idea why that site may not be available? I see Mike mentions possibly using Hillsville. Do we need someone to scout it out? I could run down there one night this week
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Tom,
I'm sure Mike will have it scouted.
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Thank you jp,
I forgot to post it
Please post if you plan on coming or call /text me
330-766-3129
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I'm planning on it. Interesting run. I think the last time I did it we had a few swimmers at Radio Rapids. Maybe we'll do better this year.
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Hey Mike. So is it paddle at 11 or meet at 11 then shuttle? Should we be arriving at Water street about 10 to shuttle?
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Where is this Radio Rapids you speak of ? I find no mention of it anywhere online. Is this a spot named by the club ? On Google Earth the only thing I see that looks like a rapid is at the Churchill Road bridge.
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This is a small (class II?) rapids just south of US 224. It's a pet name from club members. Easy run down a chute in the center of the river. Usually it's just a fun slide and bumps where we like to play. Most of our swimmers here were playing around after having successfully come through it.
Looking on google maps satellite view you can just see the rocks on either side of the river. If you see North St in Edinburg, its just below it.
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Where is this Radio Rapids you speak of ? I find no mention of it anywhere online. Is this a spot named by the club ? On Google Earth the only thing I see that looks like a rapid is at the Churchill Road bridge.
Radio Rapids is just downriver of US Route 224. Its name comes from the club. On a Sunday club trip a number of years ago, one of the paddlers was listening to the Browns game on an unsecured transistor radio in his boat. While going through the rapids, the radio, but not the paddler, fell overboard. Hence the name Radio Rapids.

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