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Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-31-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
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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: 64
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: 538
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: 538
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.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 07-02-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By JPTolson
Wonderful tribute to Ron

I just returned from visiting Ron’s memorial at Elkton Community Park. It’s a wonderful tribute to Ron, and I think he would be very moved and appreciative to be remembered in this way.
Forum: Trips (Official) 06-27-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By JPTolson
Yes, but...

I'm going to show up, but the wind might keep me off the water even with rocks in the bow.
Forum: Local Waters 06-19-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By JPTolson
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: 743
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: 496
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: 15
Sticky: 2021 Schedule
Views: 4,117
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: 15
Sticky: 2021 Schedule
Views: 4,117
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: 1,768
Posted By JPTolson
Plan to be there

Looking forward to the club picnic.

JP
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 05-11-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
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: 791
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: 1,906
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: 1,043
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: 1,043
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: 1,043
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: 2,018
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: 1,052
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: 947
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: 2,071
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: 1,015
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: 2,071
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: 947
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...
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