Crosby & Phoebe

Otters, Snakes, Turtles, Fish and Horses . . .

What do you see on a morning paddle after a holiday weekend is over? The water in the Allegheny River is so clear that you see anywhere from 2-7 feet to the bottom of the river. While most mornings before 9 am, I can usually do a 3 mile round trip paddle in just over an hour with flat water, the sites under the water are really amazing. This summer of Covid-19 lockdown has been very eye opening standing on top of the water with the iSUP. No need to run off and referee a soccer match or fly away to an exotic location, instead the Allegheny River has provided a new connection to nature.

First you need to understand that once the navigation charts stop, the wildlife becomes even more amazing.

River Otters

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/WildlifeNotesIndex/Pages/RiverOtter.aspx

Snakeshttp://archive.alleghenyfront.org/story/river-otters-could-be-target-trappers-pa.html

http://www.bradfordera.com/sports/one-angry-water-snake/article_4d8cd8c63410-11e6-9752-2ffb5ec6aa81.html

Turtles

Fish

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