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Old 10-06-2020, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Fall Color Paddle Shenango River

Shenango River-West Middlesex Section Fall Color Paddle #1
(Shuttle Required)

Trip Leader
-Mike Danko

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Sunday October 11th

Where-West Middlesex Fish and Boat launch 78 Penn Ave, West Middlesex, PA 16159

GPS 41.171870, -80.460083

TIME 11 AM

Distance 6 Miles

Class I rapid's
MASK REQUIRED FOR SHUTTLE!!!!!

I have been sticking with up and back for my trips so far this year; but is it October, and 2 of my favorite paddles were scheduled for October. With the help of other members I decided to do the Shenango River paddle like normal and switch the Lowellville Mahoning River paddle to a up and back.
I sure the fall colors are in full swing for this trip as it seem the leaves are changing early this year.
I chose the Shenango trip because it is the shorter of the two in shuttle time. We will not be able to pack as many people into as few vehicles like normal . We will have to work together and wear masks and keep windows down to keep air moving around us.
This section is so peaceful and scenic this time of year and one of my favorite fall paddles.
Mike Danko

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Old 10-07-2020, 04:54 AM   #2
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Will try to make it. I am trying to set up my own shuttle if that is ok.
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:33 PM   #3
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Very smart of you. I just hope to see you on the water
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Mark and I are planning on attending.

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Don't forget to bring a snack. We will stop about half way to take a break
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Planning to be there for the Shenango fall colors run.
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Awesome JP
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I'm heading there soon.
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What a beautiful run and fun day we had on the Shenango! Fourteen paddlers in 11 kayaks and three canoes turned out for the first of the club's two fall colors runs.

The group departed from the West Middlesex boat launch shortly after noon and enjoyed a three hour float to Pulaski including a half hour stop for lunch along the way. The weather was near perfect with the air temperature in the low 70s and no wind or rain. With the Sharpsville USGS gage at 2.43 feet, we had about three to four inches of water. So despite a few shallow spots, there was minimal bumping and scraping.

Some in the group spied a bald eagle, a coyote, and an osprey. Two newbie paddlers did a great job on their first river trip. Three paddlers extended the trip to run the rapids just downstream of the take out and then walked their boats back up the short distance to the take out. The leaves were more colorful on the shuttle route than along the river, but the many shades of green and yellow foliage on the banks painted a very pretty mix on nature's river palette.

We ran the shuttle with fewer people per vehicle than normal, all with masks on and all windows open. At trip's end a number of paddlers lingered at the take out, seeming to enjoy the soft glow of the surrounding leaves and the camaraderie of fellow paddlers after such a pleasant run. They were in no hurry to rush home. It was another great day to be on the river.

Many thanks to Mike Danko for organizing and leading the trip.

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Thanks for the great write up JP. It was a beautiful paddle.
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