Elle,Crosby and Phoebe set out to check on the current status of the Allegheny River along Seybertown Road this morning 20 July 2021. Here is what they have to report and video and photo. If you haven’t been watching Allegheny Outfitters upriver regarding emergency rescues or Kinzua gauges you may want to start following both areas. It appears this crazy rain event that started last Monday really added a lot of moisture to the watershed. Based on what I’ve been […]
Heat dome in the west, hurricanes in the gulf, rivers rising with the northeast rains. Say what you may about science but here’s a picture. Guess which one is Mondays versus Wednesday if you live in Pittsburgh you know. Duke even received a mouth full of water jumping and not realizing how deep the short became with all the leaves.
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Here’s a little Fourth of July photo dump. We hopefully have pulled a new generation of river rats into Knee boarding and tubing. Phoebe and Crosby are still good with just trails. They are not yet ready to swim as sisters, Phoebe tried the life jacket and an assisted doggie paddle, but didn’t enjoy the muck. This time they were able to explore the Phillipston portion of the Armstrong trail.
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There were many years where Monday would be leg day: Squats, presses, leg extensions, lying leg curls, walking lunges. All those hard core bodybuilding workout items. Tuesday would be the big chest day to get full utilization of the decline, incline and flat benches. Never did I ever think going to PF and having only smith machines, matrix and hammer strength machines would be enough. Then life decided to change things up for me and being able to find a […]
If you need a minute to breathe, open this up in your browser and play the video. Just listen and take in the water. After reading about the discharge from Olean into the Allegheny sometimes being on top of the water is the better option. It sounds like Olean is not happy either since they tend to recreate in the river. After the paddle debacle at the Anything that Floats, the new ones are a little lighter. Slow river traffic […]
The water was really nice this past weekend, the wind was even more amazing as it was pushing us up river. Leslie is lucky as the little camera was left behind so she wasn’t captured digitally. We did try the Rivers Edge. The had a Really nice menu and a deck to see the river.
It’s amazing how far we both have walked. We’ve walked the shores of Lake Michigan, the Allegheny, Youghiogheny and Monongahela River banks, the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico together. Sometimes it was just us two sisters with mom and dad. And thanks to our extended family in Ohio, Florida or the river we may have been walking four wide. I realized that most of the walks may have been for exercise or just to sniff for boy pee, but […]
Today’s workout was a trail day. Brady’s Bend Seybertown Road to the Redbank Trail just past where the boats usually anchor to party. The trail commission has improved their signage and definitely make somebody line up for a new bike because a 9.5 mph pace is unacceptable.
We tried to walk the trail but there was ice. We will have a new beach this summer thanks to the ice erosion. Thanks to the #icewall at the boat launch it may explain the flooding on the other side of the bridge. We are one week later and the water only has small #icecubes. If only we had a drone to video. First the tree is still hanging in there. The vegetation has been cleared between the ice and […]
Over this holiday weekend it’s nice to take a moment and look back on some special places, people and events that were trapped in my cloud. It’s weekend’s like this where we must reflect and be grateful for what happened back in 1776. When the founding fathers took that big risk to set up a revolution to create a new world. I am very lucky to live in a place that was founded on freedom. We are a very young […]
Look at us. We have an awesome day for a long walk. We made it to the falls before we turned around today. Yesterday was only a 1.75 mile walk, today we did 2.2 miles complete with a view of the waterfall below and an excursion to see where a new kayak/SUP launch area is being established. Just below Jim Kelly Field they are establishing a new park with state funds. New picnic tables, parking area and what […]
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