Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
paul isaac
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default Slippery Rock Creek, 2013

I am happy to lead the crew on the first trip on the Slippery Rock Creek. I've made this float a number of times and it should be a very nice trip. The float contains all class one rapids. Being a new float for nearly all of you, I suggest packing a precautionary spare set of clothes if you think you need it (but you probably won't). It's not an overly long float, maybe 2 hours, so I'm not planning a lunch on the way, but there are some local restaurants that we could visit afterward for those interested.

Let's hope for good floating conditions! See you there.

- Paul


Details:

Slippery Rock Creek run from Armstrong Bridge to Ellport Park
March 17 at 11:00 am
Cell: 724-730-6351

We will be meeting at the take-out
Ellport Park, east on 3rd Street in Ellport, PA (not Ellwood); past the ball field
(GPS: 40.86469,-80.25547)

We will then shuttle to the put-in together.
paul isaac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to paul isaac For This Useful Post:
Lee3553  (03-11-2013)
Old 03-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
EAR
Senior Member
 
EAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hubbard Ohio
Posts: 200
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

Is there a water gauge in the area and what would be a minimum level to paddle?
__________________
Trumbull Canoe Trails. 1975 - 2013, 38 years of canoeing and kayaking. For the people!
EAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
burrowsj
Senior Member
 
burrowsj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbiana,oh
Posts: 132
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

Count me in. Well, unless it is 10 degrees and snowing.
burrowsj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
JPTolson
Super Moderator
 
JPTolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Posts: 296
Thanks: 12
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EAR View Post
Is there a water gauge in the area and what would be a minimum level to paddle?
USGS gage at Wurtemburg. Western PA Canoe Guide says 1.3 is minimum for the section we're running. Paul probably knows better whether this is accurate.

Last edited by JPTolson; 03-04-2013 at 03:08 PM.
JPTolson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
paul isaac
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

1.3' is quite minimal but adequate. The upper limit of 2.8' I cannot verify. At 1.74 I still would be interested in seeing more. Starting at Armstrong Bridge eliminates the portage at Hienz Camp's low head dam, the state removed a broken dam and the low head dam at Camp Allegheny. While that leaves a removeable dam that may require an easy portage I expect it will not be up. The take out will have us exit the Slippery Rock and take us down the Connoquenessing about 1/4 mile[all class l]. Take Out is between a baseball field and Ellports waste water treatment plant.
paul isaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
kayakbob92755
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default New Member

Hi. I recently joined Trumbull Canoe Trails, looking for some canoe and kayak buddies to help share the shuttles. I live in Erie, PA. I just got the newsletter and noticed that most of the paddles are on Sunday. I'm a pastor and that rules out most of the trips you have planned.

I would like to connect with some folks who would be interested in paddling on Saturdays, or who have the availability of going mid-week. I'm anxious to try some of the water in Ohio, and would love to share some of the streams and rivers in PA that I'm aware of.

Would love to hear back from anyone interested.
~ kayakbob92755
kayakbob92755 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 10:27 AM   #7
jerry lyda
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 44
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default Slippery rock

I will be there . Let me know if u need a trailer
jerry lyda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
AVMastro
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Youngstown, OH
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

Hi my name is Andrew and I recently purchased my first kayak. I wanted to see if I could join the club and how I can get involved in these trips.
AVMastro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #9
redntall74
Junior Member
 
redntall74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mercer, Pa
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default

Linda and I are looking forward to it.
Andrew just be there and join then. Very informal.
redntall74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #10
kerrydido
Junior Member
 
kerrydido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wintersville, Ohio
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Cool

water level looks good see you sunday
kerrydido is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump