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Forum: Local Waters 06-19-2021, 01:03 PM
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Mahoning Valley Sportsman radio program

Today's edition of The Mahoning Valley Sportsman...
Forum: Trips (Official) 06-11-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By JPTolson
Planning to be there for the Girard to B&O...

Planning to be there for the Girard to B&O run.
Forum: Local Waters 06-09-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By JPTolson
Beware Poison Hemlock

Today a warning about Poison Hemlock popped up on the Ohio Scenic Rivers Facebook page. It's a good reminder to beware of this member of the carrot family that is blooming now and grows along rivers...
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-23-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Sticky: 2021 Schedule
Views: 3,336
Posted By JPTolson
2021 Trip Schedule through December

May 30th
Clarion River
Section: Cook’s Forest State Park to Gravel Lick
Leader: Dustin Noel

June 13th
Mahoning River
Section: Girard to B&O Station
Leader: Mike Danko
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-23-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Sticky: 2021 Schedule
Views: 3,336
Posted By JPTolson
The trip is listed in the Calendar...

The trip is listed in the Calendar (http://www.trumbullcanoetrails.org/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=359&day=2021-7-24&c=1).
Forum: Trips (Official) 05-17-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By JPTolson
Plan to be there

Looking forward to the club picnic.

JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-11-2021, 10:08 AM
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Views: 615
Posted By JPTolson
Dustin, Here's the link:...

Dustin,
Here's the link: http://www.trumbullcanoetrails.org/forum/showthread.php?t=764

Try not to laugh too hard!
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-09-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By JPTolson
The unending debate continues...

In the never ending debate (euphemism for trash talk) over the superiority of canoes versus kayaks, a fusillade from 10 years ago has surfaced that should once and for all certify the claims that...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-02-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By JPTolson
Rendezvous is “on.”

Earlier today, I received the following message from Bruce Kemp regarding this year’s Western Pennsylvania Solo Canoe Rendezvous:

Hi Folks – we are pleased to say that the decision has been made...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-18-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By JPTolson
The flat water racing canoes are not as closed as...

The flat water racing canoes are not as closed as I thought, but they are more closed than the canoes that we paddle. Check out the 1000 meter C-1 finals in the 2016 Olympics...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-17-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By JPTolson
I don't believe there are open canoes like we...

I don't believe there are open canoes like we paddle in the Olympic slalom and flat water racing events. For slalom, the canoes are closed or decked boats, very much like kayaks, but the competitors...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-16-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By JPTolson
Teen Paddler Makes US Whitewater Olympic Team

Oh to be young again and live on the Nanthahala River! North Carolina teen paddler wins a spot on the US Olympic Whitewater Team...
Forum: Trips (Official) 04-08-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By JPTolson
Planning to be there

I'm planning to come, but sure hope we get some rain in the next few days. Western PA rivers are running low (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/rt).
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 04-03-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By JPTolson
Thoughts on Ron

I am extremely shocked and saddened to learn that our good friend and fellow paddler, Ron Eells, has passed away. Our club has lost a great asset.

Ron exuded The River, and he approached the sport...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-31-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By JPTolson
Whitewater Self Defense

The presentation gave an interesting historical perspective on the evolution of whitewater safety. For example in the 1950s, the early days of whiitewater boating, hardly anyone wore a PFD.

Here...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 03-29-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By JPTolson
Another take on kayak paddles

Just saw this recent post (http://www.monocacyboard.org/mboard/msg/65148.html) on another paddling board for what to consider when selecting a kayak paddle for one person who is 6'4'' and another who...
Forum: Trips (Official) 03-28-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By JPTolson
Trip Report

Many thanks to Mike Danko for leading the club's ice breaker trip up and back from Canoe City on the Mahoning. The timing was perfect! After a rainy and blustery morning that was not conducive for...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 03-25-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By JPTolson
PFDs

Welcome to Trumbull Canoe Trails!

I’ll try to answer your question on personal flotation devices (PFDs). Since I paddle a canoe, it’s more appropriate for a kayaker to address the question about...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-24-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By JPTolson
Charlie Walbridge, Whitewater Safety Expert

Earlier this evening (3/24/21) I had the good fortune of joining a ZOOM presentation by Charlie Walbridge, a nationally known expert on whitewater safety and swiftwater rescue. He also maintains the...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,372
Posted By JPTolson
Worth reading

Just finished ramoore’s recommendation, Without a Paddle. Definitely worth reading! Participants in a long-distance race using non-motorized boats around the entire Florida peninsula, including a...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-19-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By JPTolson
Little Beaver Creek

Paddled Sprucevale to Ohioville on Little Beaver Creek on March 9th. Water was really cold. Low 40s? Wore a Farmer John wetsuit over a full suit of polypro, wool sweater, neoprene boots over wool...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 03-07-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By JPTolson
Most Scenic, Challenging and Favorite Runs

I thought it might be interesting to get different opinions on the most scenic, most challenging, and most favorite runs in the region covered by our club trips. Here are some of mine. I hope a few...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 02-10-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By JPTolson
River of Doubt

In a slow, but ongoing search for tales of adventure paddling, I recently finished reading The River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. The book recounts an expedition...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 01-11-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,753
Posted By JPTolson
Waves are huge!

A few of us know what it’s like going through Fredericktown at 8.7 feet in canoes and kayaks. The waves are huge! One guy in a playboat went up the face of a wave and as it curled upstream the boat...
Forum: Local Waters 01-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By JPTolson
My paddling high and low points are pretty thin...

My paddling high and low points are pretty thin this year. Between COVID and caring for my mother, I only made it out in the boat three times. Nevertheless, here goes:

High Points

1. Shenango...
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