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Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-23-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By KenM
Keeping the kayaks warm.

My project to make custom kayak racks for our 8'-3" high Promaster van got stalled last fall by a series of major "events" and cold weather. I got as far as new rails, crossbars and getting the...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 12-25-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By KenM
Holiday Cheer from 2016, A favorite video.

One of Mike's best videos from 2016. It's bound to make you smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5dStB9YIBU
Forum: Off Topic 12-22-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By KenM
solstice

you boys need to chill. There are people in this world that celebrate solstice.
Our observance this year consisted of a visit to a county park that has a good view of the horizon where we...
Forum: Off Topic 12-21-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By KenM
Winter Solstice !! Dec 21, 2021, at 10:59 EST

Today's the big day... Another year starts anew.

edited so as not to offend BK

By tomorrow the day will already be getting longer! I heard on the radio that Dec 22 will be TWO seconds longer...
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-13-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By KenM
TCT on the news WKBN

https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/canoe-clubs-happy-accident-becomes-20-year-tradition/
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-13-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By KenM
"Keys in the Leaves" contest?

We could start a new tradition at the Chilly Chili event...

Someone drops their car keys in the deep wet leaves and members have an hour to kick the leaves around trying to find them. --IF-- they...
Forum: Trips (Official) 12-11-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By KenM
Two More

Ken and Cheryl.....Sweet Potato Chili

Not planning to paddle... someone has to guard the food.
Forum: Trips (Official) 11-17-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By KenM
How many canoes?

How many canoes?
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Forum: Trips (Official) 11-17-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By KenM
34 deg and snow

I was sitting here Sunday with a nice hot cup of tea. Looking out the window it 34 deg, and little breezy. It was snowing and everything was starting to turn white. And then I thought...

Darn !...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-31-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By KenM
Measuring wheel

Another "tool" we used to use to find river mileage or hiking trail length was a measuring wheel. You rolled the little wheel down the "trail" and it read the distance in inches. Again, you...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-30-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By KenM
Basic river mileage

approx. 4.2 - 4.3 miles

Google Map... use the measure tool and draw lines down the middle of river. The shorter the line segments the better accuracy.

Pre- "age of GPS" the river mileage was...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By KenM
Paddling for Dummies Classes

An excellent class that teaches all the basic maneuvers...

How to recognize rocks.
How to hit rocks solidly for the best impact.
Spotting strainers and partially submerged logs and...
How to...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-11-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,359
Posted By KenM
Red face The "Aroma" of the Mahoning still lingers

Mike and Jessica,

Thanks for arranging this paddle. K & C enjoyed ourselves. I am still re-living my swim in the river. I hung my still damp clothes up in the bathroom to dry and this morning...
Forum: Trips (Official) 06-26-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By KenM
A hot and Breezy day ?

It looks to be a hot (89 deg) day and possibly breezy afternoon?? Hard to guess about the wind but with it being so warm it might feel good? We will try to stay along the shore (in the shade) as...
Forum: Trips (Official) 06-20-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By KenM
Deer Creek Reservoir Sunday June 27, 2021 1:00pm

Deer Creek Reservoir (north of Alliance, Oh)
Trip Leaders: Ken & Cheryl
When: Sunday June 27, 2021
Launch time : 1:00 pm
Launch site: StarkParks boat ramp
Address: 14514 Price Street NE, ...
Forum: Local Waters 06-12-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By KenM
Poison Ivy is worst now too.

I had heard years ago that poison ivy grew better with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and I expected that was why we see such a proliferation of it these days.

I recently stumbled upon an...
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-24-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,930
Posted By KenM
Nice to see folks again!

Wow! What a turnout. I hope somebody managed to get a headcount. It sure was nice to see and talk to so many members again. It's been nearly a year since K & C have been in circulation. It was a...
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-18-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,803
Posted By KenM
"Facilities"

Does the park have "facilities"? Or do we need to bring our own bucket?
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-17-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,803
Posted By KenM
K & c

Ken and Cheryl will attend.

Bringing baked beans.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-07-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,766
Posted By KenM
Just Sayin'

It won't be long....
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Cowan Lake Aug 2016
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-07-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,879
Posted By KenM
Smile Club Dues & Waiver 2021

1] 2021 Membership Dues are due. Form is under "About Us" Is the address still good?

2] A lot of members have traditionally paid up at the Xmas party. We also signed a waiver at that time. ...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-24-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,595
Posted By KenM
Ohio Boat Registration due?

Just sayin'

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Forum: Local Waters 01-30-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,921
Posted By KenM
Does the Trumbull Park system have a place for...

Does the Trumbull Park system have a place for public comments? Please post if/when they do.
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The only disadvantage to removal would be that we would lose a place to paddle "up and...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-11-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,702
Posted By KenM
Little Beaver Story 1-10-21

Cheryl and I went for a walk at Little Beaver State Park Sunday afternoon. The creek looked good and there was a small car with j-hooks parked near the creek . I expect someone was paddling. Just...
Forum: Local Waters 01-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,245
Posted By KenM
Ken and Cheryl 2020 review

The most remarkable 2020 paddling story for Ken and Cheryl was how little we paddled this season. The virus kept us from travelling as freely as we are accustomed too. We stayed a lot closer to...
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