Keel-Hauler 2017 Trip Schedule
Revised 8/10/17
This schedule will be continually updated
Use pulldown menu above for more club info. & maps
Contact Our Trip Organizer to add or correct any trips listed.
Joe Boyd . . . . 740-632-6725
Click desired month to go directly:
February - March - April - RR - KH River Rating or (SK/FW suitable)
May - June - July - Click on the Organizer's Name to send an e-mail
August - September - October Read the Organizer/Participant Responsibilities
November - December - 2017
Slippery Rock Creek is our favorite WW river, only 1-1/2-2 hrs away, so we have many Impromptu Trips that are not listed on this schedule. Check our Message Board to see when/who is paddling.

Ohiopyle - Lower Yough boating permit reservations
1. Go to: Direct Link to Ohiopyle River Reservations
2. Select "Enter Date" under Whitewater Hard Boating
3. Enter Date, Number of Tickets, Click Find Tour Times
4. Pick a starting time that is available & number of tickets
5. Enter payment information

New Paddler Trip Progression, We encourage newer paddlers who want to improve their skills in a safe organized fashion to choose trips in numerical order (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) Please note that all our trips can provide training. Pick a trip to match your current skill level, see  Paddler Self-Rating System and ask the organizer if they can provide informal training assistance.

Trip Progression Examples
(1) - Vermilion, Grand, Cuyahoga, Chagrin
(2) - Lower Slippery Rock, Ashtabula, Middle Yough, Casselman
(3) - W. Br. Rocky, Slippery Rock Gorge, Cheat Narrows, N. Br Potomac, Upper New
(4) - Lower Yough, Little Sandy, Ocoee, Nolichucky, Stony Creek
(5) - Cheat Canyon, Lower Gauley, New Gorge, Savage

Saturday April 8, 2017 and this ACA L3 one day 8 hour course is offered by ACA PA State Director Steve Barber. Information on Steve and payment for this class, to be held at Ramcat Rapid on the Middle Yough at Paddler's Lane Campground, can be found at the website http://americancanoe-pa.com/paddle-sports/swiftwater-rescue/ . Parking is available at Paddler's Lane for $4 a vehicle.

Date

Trip/Event

RR

Organizer

Phone #

January      
1/2 New Year paddle on the (4) Lower Yough (PA) 23 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063
1/8,15,22,29 KH Roll Session at Meyers Lake YMCA pool - 8:45 -10:45 AM John Banach 330-606-5032
1/28 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm   Glen Baker 216-403-7820
1/21 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
February      
2/4,18 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
2/5,12,19,26 KH Roll Session at Meyers Lake YMCA pool - 8:45 -10:45 AM John Banach 330-606-5032
2/11,25 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm   Glen Baker 216-403-7820
March Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
3/4 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm   Glen Baker 216-403-7820
3/11 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
3/11,12 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063
3/12-19 Southern Rivers - TN, NC
OR if there is good water in WV we can go there.
22-32 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
TBD Club Monthly Meeting Cancelled.   John Banach 330-606-5032
3/19 (1) Vermilion River Cleanup (OH) SK/FW Jon Reising 440-967-9507
3/26 (1) Vermilion Race (OH)
Dean's Poster
Alternate Date 4/2
SK/FW Jon Reising 440-967-9507
April Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
4/1,2 WV Class V Creeking >30 Needs organizer  
4/8 Swiftwater Rescue Class (PA)
Ramcat Rapid - Middle Yough at Paddler's Lane Campground
ACA Level 3 one day course
JimJen Sollosi 412-496-8672
4/8 (1) Little Beaver (OH) SK/FW Doug Lyons 740-317-7007
4/8,9
4/29,30
(3) Cheat and Potomac South Branch watersheds. Be sure to contact Steve for river choice, like Potomac, Stonycreek, Casselman, Dry Fork, Upper Big Sandy or Little Sandy rivers 18 Steve Ingalls 216-371-8250
4/8,9 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Needs organizer  
4/11 Club Monthly Meeting at Brick House Tavern, 581 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221   John Banach 330-606-5032
4/15 (1) Grand River (OH) SK/FW Andy Gross 216-321-9284
4/15 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Mark Spang 440-522-0520
4/15,16 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Needs organizer  
4/21 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
4/22 Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race (OH)
Upper Gorge Limit 600 CFS
Click Image for official website & registration
28 Don Howdyshell 330-671-0825
4/22,23 (5) Middle Fork & Tygart (WV) 29 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
4/22 (1) Grand River Race SK/FW Brian Davidson 440-358-7275
4/22,23 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Anne Kmieck 216-371-8250
4/28 Upper Yough (MD) 32 FIFO Trip 440-554-1383
4/29-5/7 (4) Southern Rivers Trip TN,NC,SC,GA
Nolichucky, Watuga, Doe, Tellico, Citico creek, Chatooga IV/III, West Fork Tuckasegee, Cheaoh
22-32 Rich Dabal 201-414-0801
4/29/30 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Mark Spang 440-522-0520
4/29,30 (5) Cheat Canyon, Cranberry or Upper Meadow (WV)
Be sure to contact Dave for river choice.
26 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
4/29 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Katie & Joe Boyd 740-632-6725
4/30 (5) Cheat Canyon Paddle & Race Clinic (WV) 26 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
May Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
5/5 Cheat Mass-Occurrence Team Race (WV) 26 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
5/5,6 Upper Yough (MD) or Big Sandy or Tygart (WV) 32 Needs organizer  
5/5,6,7 Cheat Fest Weekend (WV)
18-26 Needs organizer  
5/7 (3) Cheat Narrows (WV) 18 Phil/Jen Raber 330-827-7063
5/6 Black River Cleanup
Black River Wharf Boat Launch
1355 Black River Parkway, Lorain, OH
NEO Meetup
5/12 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
5/13,14 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Needs organizer  
5/13 (1) Kokosing River (OH) FW Tom Kaylor 901-219-4236
5/13,14 (5) Intro to the Cheat Canyon (WV) 26 Anne Kmieck 216-371-8250
5/13,14 (3) Cheat Narrows (WV) or Casselman (PA) 18 Chris Mockbee 304-914-5546
5/19-21 (4) Stonycreek Rendezvous (PA)
21 Matt Fredmonsky 330-289-0388
5/20 27th Annual RiverDay Events Friends of the Crooked River (OH)
Elaine Marsh 330-328-3909
5/20,21 (4) Lower Yough (PA) . Get Your Permit Here
Also in Ohiopyle on 5/20 is the 3rd Annual Spirit of the River Festival
23 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
5/20,21
5/27,28
(3) Cheat and Potomac South Branch watersheds. Be sure to contact Steve for river choice, like Potomac, Stonycreek, Casselman, Dry Fork, Upper Big Sandy or Little Sandy rivers 18 Steve Ingalls 216-371-8250
5/27 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Ann Corey 330-858-4841
5/27,28 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
5/28,29 Upper Yough (MD) Sunday is the 80 Pirate Paddle
 
32 John Kobak 440-554-1383
June Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
6/2,9,16,23,30 Thursday Rolling Practice at Nimisila Reservoir (OH) - 5:30-7:30PM
But call Organizer first
Needs organizer  
6/3 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 Sabine Iben 216-407-6575
6/3 River to Lake - Luau - Sea Kayak Trip (OH)
Rocky River to Lake Erie followed by a potluck dinner
FW/SK Mark Spang 440-522-0520
6/3 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Needs organizer  
6/3,4 TRPC Slippery Rock Clinic Application
Membership in KHCC or TRPC REQUIRED
Registration ends when the classes are filled or May 20
13-19 Joe Marksz 216-533-0604
6/3,4 (5) New River (WV) 27 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
6/3,4 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Dave Roush 440-623-9035
6/10 (1) Cuyahoga River, Peninsula to Boston Mills (OH) SK/FW Ann Corey 330-858-4841
6/11 (1) Licking River (OH) FW Tom Kaylor 901-219-4236
6/10,11 Mark Hanna and Carl Schneider Memorial Swiftwater Clinic (WV) More Information
Limited to 10, Register early only $90/person
  Joe Marksz 216-533-0604
6/16,17 Upper Yough (MD)
First Saturday Release
32 Bill Warble 412-651-0112
6/17,18 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 April Hollis 703-915-6382
6/17,18 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12 Jim Sollosi 412-496-8672
6/17,18 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Needs organizer  
6/23,24 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
July Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
6/30,7/1,2,3 Upper Yough (MD)
or another local IV-V run
32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
7/1,2,15,16,29,30 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Needs organizer  
7/2 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
7/8
Tuscarawas River Canoe Race Registration Form - Dover (OH)

Click for info
Poker paddle after race. Plus food and activities for families
SK/FW Mary Jo Monte-Kaser 330-340-5180
7/8 Headwater Adventure Race in Mantua Village (OH)
Run, Bike & Paddle *
SK/FW Jill Grimm 330-842-1634
7/11 Club Picnic at Silver Lake (OH)
Map to Silver Lake, between Kent & Akron, OH
John Banach 330-606-5032
7/14,21,28 Thursday Rolling Practice at Nimisila Reservoir (OH)- 5:30-7:30PM
But call Organizer first
Needs organizer  
7/15,16 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Intro weekend - Call Fran for Permit
23 Fran Hoven 216-375-3718
7/15 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12 Needs organizer  
7/16 Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Race Walborn Reservoir - Alliance, OH
SK/FW Bob Boltz 330-928-8635
7/21,22 Upper Yough (MD) - Paddle Fri, Sat
Race & Festival is Saturday, 6 hr release. Race Check in: 9 AM - 12 PM at Wilderness Voyageurs in Friendsville, MD. Entry Fee : $30 Race classes: All boats welcome! Race classes will be determined by the number of entrants Start Time: 4 PM at Gap Falls Post Race: Prizes and party at Wilderness Voyageurs following the event



Friendsville Days - Fri 5:30-10:00 PM, Sat 12-10 PM.
Note - Town will be closed to traffic around 11:45 AM
32 Jim Hunt 440-537-8713
7/22,23 (5) New River (WV) 26 Needs organizer  
7/28,29 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Joris Kinable 412-708-2244
August Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
8/2-8/6 Playboating on Ottawa River (Canada) A passport or card required
An play boat trip-Water level dependent
27-32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
8/4,11,18,25 Thursday Rolling Practice at Nimisila Reservoir (OH)- 5:30-7:30PM
But call Organizer first
Needs organizer  
8/4,5 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
8/5,6 (4) TRPC Turkey Bash at Lower Yough
Turkey Bash 2017 Info & Forms KHCC members same as TRPC
Application deadline: July 22, 2017
23 Joe Marksz 216-281-1517
216-533-0604
8/11,12 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Annelies Layton 412-867-9628
8/12,13 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
8/12,13,26,27 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Needs organizer  
8/17 (4) Lower Yough - Skip Work Day (PA)
Get Permit
23 Jim Hunt 440-537-8713
8/18 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Jim Hunt 440-537-8713
8/18 (4) Lower Yough - Ladies Only Day (PA)
Get Permit
23 Debbie Avallone 440-835-2547
8/19,20 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit Call before Thursday at noon.
23 John Banach 330-606-5032
8/19,20 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12/SK Mark Spang 440-522-0520
8/19 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
8/19 Club Picnic at Tall Oaks (PA) John Banach 330-606-5032
8/25,26 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
September Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Time to Pay Dues  
9/1 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
9/2,4 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
9/2,3,4 (5) New River Gorge (WV) 27 Phil/Jen Raber 330-827-7063
9/8,9,10 MIDWEST CANOE SYMPOSIUM
Camp Butler Peninsula (OH)
FW Elaine Mravetz 330-321-4132
9/8,9,10 I will coordinate all Camping at Battle Run for Lower & Upper trips (WV) 27-33 John Kobak 440-554-1383
9/8 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27 Jim Hunt 440-537-8713
9/9,10 Upper Gauley (WV) 33 Needs organizer  
9/9,10 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27 Phil & Jen Raber 330-827-7063
9/15-17 Upper Gauley (Festival Weekend) (WV) 27-33 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
9/16,17 (4) Lower Yough(PA)
Get Permit
23 Chuck McDowell 330-477-1086
9/16 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12/SK Steve Ingalls 216-371-8250
9/23,24 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27-33 Katie & Joe Boyd 740-632-6725
9/23,24 (5) Upper Gauley (WV) Camping at Battle Run 27-33 Needs organizer  
9/30 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Needs organizer  
9/30,10/1 (5) Lower Gauley & Upper Gauley (WV)
Camping at Battle Run
27-33 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
October Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Time to Pay Dues  
10/6,7 Upper Yough (MD)
Last Saturday Release
32 John Kobak 440-554-1383
10/7,8 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Anne Kmieck 216-371-8250
10/6,7,8,9 (5) Lower Gauley & Upper Gauley (WV)
Camping at Battle Run
27-33 Hugh Barrow 864-680-2529
10/10 Club Annual Election Meeting at Middleburg Hts   John Banach 330-606-5032
10/14,15 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Fall Color Trip Get Permit
23 Dave Roush 440-623-9035
10/14.15 (5) Lower Gauley & Upper Gauley (WV) 27-33 Needs organizer  
10/21,22 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 John Banach 330-606-5032
November Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Pay Dues Now  
11/4 (3) Slippery Rock (PA) 13-19 Needs organizer  
11/11,12 (4) Lower Yough (PA) 23 Katie & Joe Boyd 740-632-6725
December Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Last Chance to Pay Dues
12/2 (3) Slippery Rock (PA) 13-19 Needs organizer  
12/13 Club Holiday Party at TBD   John Banach 330-606-5032
January 2018      
1/1 New Year's Day paddle on the (4) Lower Yough (PA) 23 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063


Please send me any corrections, additions or schedule updates,
John Kobak


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