Thursday, July 30, 2009

Camera Down

Sorry Folks,

I realize I haven't made any new posts recently, but my camera has been down and the store that I purchased it from is taking their sweet time replacing it. It was promised back a week ago, but they are changing their original return date.

However, here is some new information about places NOT to go paddling, so don't waste a trip going to these two locations.
  • Beaver Run Reservoir: (Illegal to paddle on this body of water).

  • Two Lick Reservoir: (Privately owned and must be a member).

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mahoning Creek Lake: (Milton Loop Boat Launch)

Link: (July 9, 2009) Today I paddled 10.7 miles

After trying a couple of new venues in the last week I had to go back to one of my favorite places to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. It was a beautiful day to catch some rays and take a ton of pictures. Enjoy!

Also check out the 4-sections of photos from my last trip to Mahoning Creek Lake on (June 26, 2009).

Mahoning Creek Lake: Additional Pics

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Conemaugh River: (Saltsburg towards Tunnelton)

(July 7, 2009): Today I paddled 6.78 miles

The Saltsburg area is a hotbed for paddlers with such waterways as the Conemaugh River, Kiskiminetas River, and Loyalhanna Creek all in close proximity. However, I'm taking the Conemaugh River off the list as I found my afternoon on the water extremely frustrating.

Granted most people enjoy this section of water by lazily floating downstream and taking in the view, but I enjoy the paddling part of kayaking so in my attempt to go upstream I found nothing but obstacle after obstacle, mainly shallow rapids that made digging into the water impossible. After nearly breaking my paddle a number of times over a few hidden boulders I cut my trip short and most likely won't return to this section of the river.