It was a beautiful day on the Juniata River today! We went from Howe Park to Ken's Beach. The water was about 4.7 on the Newport gauge. I took my new Pungo. We played for a while at Iroquois Falls and the waves from the ledges downstream very big. This was my birthday trip!
This short trip took about 2.5 hours. We took out at Ken's Beach and had a great barbecue.
Here is Brenda's letter for the August Newsletter.
Pleasant Paddle and Cookout on the Juniata Saturday morning, June 28, we met at the Sled Works in Duncannon to paddle the Juniata River. The day was beautiful, sunny and bright, and the leader, Jim Crownover was enthused and ready to show us his river. Several of us had joined Jimís trip the previous year and enjoyed the long paddle from Howeís Park to Duncannon. This year, we had a special treat. Jimís friend Ken offered to host a cook out for the paddlers at his beautiful river side log house, Kenís Beach, at the end of our trip. Forget about the smashed peanut butter sandwiches, this was a gourmet opportunity! Fourteen boaters, 4 canoeists and 10 kayakers, including several new club members, started the trip from Howeís Park. Getting to know your fellow paddlers is always a treat. The group was enjoying the river so much that we seemed to paddle with style and speed through the ledges and flat water. We arrived at Kenís house an hour earlier than planned! The call of barbequed spare ribs, chicken, dogs and all the fixings seemed to add some speed to the paddle. Ken and his wife brought out the food and refreshments, and added a pleasant hour of eating and camaraderie to a beautiful river trip. Thanks Ken and Jim! Donít miss this trip next year!
Written by Brenda Webber
We had a beautiful trip down the Blue Juniata River.
June 29, 2003.
It was a another beautiful day on the Juniata River today! We went from Ken's Beach to Duncannon. The water was about 4.5 on the Newport gauge. We didn't try the narrow channel to the right of the island because I think the was was a couple inches low. Jen, Mike and I all went in Otters. You can never have too many Otters. I didn't take any pictures on this trip. Jen went over and took a swim by the aqueduct piers.
We stretched this short trip to about 2.5 hours.
September 04, 2003.
I just read a letter to the canoe club by Mary Liskow. It was very disappointing We found Howe park more than 2 years ago and have been there many times since.. The most recent being
We always park on park property and have never blocked the access. I personally have found several river accesses for the club. Howe park is one of these. There are not any no trespassing signs on this park. I am sad to see people making false statements and blaming the canoe club. We also found access at Ken's Beach and at the Duncannon Sled Works. There are more on my web pages. Howe Township has been very helpful to us. I talked to them extensively in 2001.
That little old webmaker in the sprucecave Jim Crownover