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Forum: Trips (Official) 11-17-2021, 09:44 AM
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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: 599
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: 814
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: 814
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: 873
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: 1,833
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: 1,571
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: 1,571
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: 1,266
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: 1,551
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: 4,895
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: 4,895
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: 1,466
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: 1,528
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: 2,212
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: 3,491
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: 2,479
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: 2,844
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...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-26-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,764
Posted By KenM
It all depends...

This is a complicated question with a multitude of choices.

Are you asking for a two hour walk or an overnight trip?

If just a short 2-5 mile hike, a nice daybag can easily carry a quart of...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-29-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,912
Posted By KenM
a pattern?

I think I detect a pattern of discrimination with these paddles...

It's always Torry!

How come the CATS never get to go paddle?
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-21-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,199
Posted By KenM
Well ?

Did any one miss the takeout and end up in Franklin ??
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-17-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,078
Posted By KenM
veggy pie irons

Someone should bring some mixed veggies with lots of broccoli and make pie irons for Mike! Yummie!
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-14-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,474
Posted By KenM
Nice Paddle

The line of showers moved through the area early Sunday morning followed by gray clouds. But by the time we left home at 12:30p there were already patches of blue sky breaking out. By 1:00p it was...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-13-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,199
Posted By KenM
fresh eggs

We have 16 chickens at our house...

Chickens are very social creatures. They will probably enjoy a nice camping trip AND those will be some VERY fresh eggs! You must have a portable nest box? I...
Forum: Trips (Official) 09-11-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,474
Posted By KenM
lightning rods

A couple of years ago, on a Tionesta overnight trip, we got a spell with some thunder-boomers & lightning. The group ganged up against some overhanging trees. When Cheryl and I came in close...
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