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Old 09-20-2019, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default Tuscarawas River, Sunday, September 29

TCT, Posting this for Pete. Note RSVP to Pete by Tuesday, Sept. 24 at his contact information below.

Tuscarawas River - Trip Leader Pete Milliken
When-Sunday, Sept. 29 -

Where- NTR Canoe Livery, 11358 State Route 212, N.E., Bolivar Ohio 44162
GPS 40.642597, -81.449692

Time 10AM
Tuscarawas River paddle: Assemble at 10:15 a.m. at the NTR Canoe Livery, 11358 State Route 212, N.E., Bolivar Ohio, which will shuttle us and our boats to the start of our 8.5 mile downriver paddle back to the livery. NTR is just off the exit from Interstate 77 to State Route 212.

Bring your own lunch and drinks. We plan to make a lunch stop 2.5 miles into the trip. NTR forbids glass and Styrofoam containers.

TCT members' shuttle fees will be paid by the club.
If you would like to reimburse the club for the shuttle you are more than welcome to and can send it to our PO Box.

Free camping and fishing will be available at the livery the night before, and the night after, our trip.

RSVP to Pete Milliken by Sept. 24 at pmilliken3@gmail.com or 330-792-0232.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Default Tuscarawas River, Sunday, September 29

Pinky and I will be there
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:36 PM   #3
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In 2016 we paddle the tus at .93ft and it was run able. Little low but never got out of canoe with Jessica
Good trip
Sorry to miss it
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I plan on attending
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Default River report 9-26-19

I was down around Navarre this Thursday afternoon so stopped and looked at the Tusc at a couple of places. It is low. Gage at Massilon is .77 ft (136 cfs).

I'd guess it was 6-12" deep in the pools and maybe a bumpy ride though the gravel bars... or an opportunity for a short walk. There was still some current. Anyway, the river looked nice and still paddle-able to me from what I saw. Time will tell.

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ps...K & C are planning to attend.
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I plan on being there. Hoping for a good rain tonight.
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I'm coming out from Ligonier on Saturday and staying overnight. Looking forward to seeing the group again.

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Default Tusc Trip Report 9-29-19

We had a very pleasant early fall paddle on the Tuscarawas. We had 12 paddlers today... 8 kayaks and 2 tandem canoes. The temp of 70 deg and some overcast clouds made just about perfect paddling conditions. The river was low but had a surprisingly good current for most of the trip. Water in the long pools was sufficiently deep and only thinned down at the occasional gravel bars. Only one boat (that I saw) got stuck on a gravel bar. I did bump some rocks here and there. I don't think anyone had to get out and walk. A couple of osprey were spotted. This section of river was nearly all wooded and very quiet except for the last .5 mi which runs close to I-77.

NTR livery hauled us up to a sandy launch near SR 212 & Riverland Rd. They claim this is an 8.5 mile trip but my GPS says 7.0 miles from this launch back to the livery.

After the paddle a few of us stopped at the nearby Lockport Brewery for a bite to eat and more conversation.

A big "Thank You" goes to Pete for scouting and organizing this trip.
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I wasn't sure what to expect for water level on this trip. Watching the Massillon gage (20 ? miles up-river) the river just kept dropping over the last few days. Mike noted the 2016 trip here was at .93 ft. Sunday morning it was reading .59 ft. This is the lowest reading in more than a year. At these lower water levels the gage doesn't appear to correlate well with the river level 20 miles downstream?

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We had 12 paddlers today... 8 kayaks and 2 tandem canoes.
Glad to hear that there was enough water for the trip and thanks for posting photos. While looking at the images, there appears to be a solo paddler in a third (red) canoe or are my eyes deceiving me???

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Default third canoe, no

I will guess you are looking at Tim. He was in a smaller red kayak and sitting within. It was an interesting older boat in that it had very sharp lines and mostly open deck. It did resemble a canoe. Hummm... In a kneeling position it might paddle/handle like a small solo canoe.

I heard someone mention that Tim was taking on water... enough to be sitting in water.

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