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Forum: Local Waters 01-03-2022, 04:03 PM
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Posted By JPTolson
Progress on Mahoning River Dam Removal

From the January 3, 2022 edition of the Vindicator:https://www.vindy.com/news/local-news/2022/01/flowing-into-a-new-year/
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 12-31-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By JPTolson
2021 Paddling Year in Review

TCT,
It’s that time of year again to reflect on the paddling season. Below are my personal high points and low points. I hope that a few other club members will chime in with their most memorable...
Forum: Trips (Unofficial) 12-26-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By JPTolson
Good point, Mark. I think most people who enter...

Good point, Mark. I think most people who enter the race (myself included) would be satisfied with a "participation" certificate.
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By JPTolson
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! May we all be blessed with many paddling trips on new waters and old favorites with plenty of water and no wind in the coming year.
Forum: Trips (Unofficial) 12-24-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By JPTolson
Looks like a blast

Looks like a lot of fun. I may be a definite maybe. Time for the winner of that open boat class means he was traveling around seven miles per hour! My arms already ache thinking what it would take...
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-12-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By JPTolson
Keys Found!!!

As I was driving home, I felt this lump on the inside of my knee underneath my wetsuit. Sure enough, the keys had fallen inside the wetsuit much farther than I would have thought. Thanks to everyone...
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-09-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By JPTolson
Plan to be there

I’ll be there and will bring warm cider and mulling spices.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By JPTolson
Green Canoe

A friend of mine sent me this poem from today's edition (11/23/21) of The Writer's Almanac (https://www.spreaker.com/user/prairehomeproductions/the-writers-almanac-tuesday-november-23-), narrated by...
Forum: Trips (Official) 11-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By JPTolson
A true frostbite run

Sounds like a true frostbite run, the traditional November trip designation. Great to hear that a few paddlers were undeterred by a little chill. And true to the Ed Rigby Rules for counting canoes...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-29-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By JPTolson
Osprey

There was an osprey that flew off its perch at the same time as the bald eagle flew off its perch when our group spooked them at some point during the first half of the run.
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By JPTolson
Another Great Day on the River!

Many thanks to Mike Danko for leading a group of six paddlers in two canoes and four kayaks on the Shenango River fall colors trip from West Middlesex to Pulaski. Cloudy skies and the forecast of...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-20-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By JPTolson
Trip Report

The club had a beautiful late summer day for the run from River Bend Boulevard to Water Works Park on the Cuyahoga River. Twelve paddlers in 11 kayaks and one canoe enjoyed what may have been the...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-18-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By JPTolson
Shuttle from Tannery

Those meeting the trip at Tannery Park should unload their boats and gear when they arrive so that we will be ready to run the shuttle when the paddlers from upstream arrive at Tannery. I will ride...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By JPTolson
Looks like a low water run

Thanks to those so far who have indicated they will be paddling the Cuyahoga on Sunday. It's very likely going to be a low water run unless we get a flash rain storm. But we'll make the best of it...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-15-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By JPTolson
Video of Whitewater Section

For anyone who is curious, here are two videos produced by Bruce Ambrose of the whitewater section from River Bend Boulevard to Tannery Park. These are from a scouting run on September 6th. The flow...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-13-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By JPTolson
Cuyahoga River – September 19

Cuyahoga River – Tannery Park in Kent to Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls with a whitewater option*** upstream of Tannery Park

Trip Leader – John Paul Tolson
Date – Sunday, September 19th...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-26-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By JPTolson
Details, please!

Ken,

Please do tell and elaborate! It sounds like there is ample material here to add significantly to the thread from 2010, Most Embarrassing Paddling Experiences....
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-26-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By JPTolson
Thanks, Mike.

Thanks, Mike.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-26-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By JPTolson
Paddling class in western PA?

TCT,
I vaguely recall that paddling instruction was offered several years ago through a school or community college in nearby western Pennsylvania. Does anyone remember the school or the name of the...
Forum: Local Waters 08-20-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By JPTolson
Rescue at Struthers Dam

Here's the story (https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/police-responding-to-emergency-in-the-mahoning-river-in-struthers/)

From one item in the story–rescuer putting a PFD on the victim– it sounds...
Forum: Website How-to's 08-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By JPTolson
Webmaster Notified

TCT,
Our webmaster, outdoorextreme, has been notified of the Bot, imposter, scammer, or whatever its called that is posting messages unrelated to paddling on the website.
JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-31-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By JPTolson
Glad to hear that you’ll find the NOS site...

Glad to hear that you’ll find the NOS site helpful, Darla.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-30-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By JPTolson
The National Ocean Service (NOS), part of the...

The National Ocean Service (NOS), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), produces nautical charts for commercial shipping and recreational boating and predicts tides and...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-11-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,359
Posted By JPTolson
Many thanks for this trip

A big dose of thanks to Mike and Jessica for leading this trip down the Mahoning through Youngstown. As we were saying at the take out, this run is ALWAYS an adventure, and yesterday’s was no...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-08-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,359
Posted By JPTolson
Looking forward to this trip. Hopefully we will...

Looking forward to this trip. Hopefully we will get in some ferrying practice at Cement Plant Rapid.
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