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Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-23-2021, 10:09 AM
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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: 598
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: 1,070
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: 1,070
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: 1,437
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: 1,437
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: 1,437
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: 1,437
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: 1,437
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: 873
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: 873
Posted By JPTolson
Thanks, Mike.

Thanks, Mike.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-26-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
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: 1,048
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: 1,079
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: 1,036
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: 1,036
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: 1,832
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: 1,832
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: 8
Views: 2,044
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: 1,569
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: 1,118
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: 1,668
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: 1,266
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: 7,341
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: 7,341
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).
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