Keel-Hauler 2018 Trip Schedule
Revised 02/03/18
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 - 2019
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

Date

Trip/Event

RR

Organizer

Phone #

January      
1/1 New Year paddle on the (4) Lower Yough (PA) 23 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063
1/7,14,21,28 KH Roll Session at Meyers Lake YMCA pool - 8:45 -10:45 AM John Banach 330-606-5032
1/20 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm   Matt Demaline 216-529-4081
1/27 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Jimi Gaddis 567-215-1390
February      
2/3 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063
2/3,17 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm Matt Demaline 216-529-4081
2/4,11,18,25 KH Roll Session at Meyers Lake YMCA pool - 8:45 -10:45 AM John Banach 330-606-5032
2/10 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Jimi Gaddis 567-215-1390
2/21 Club Monthly Meeting at Brick House Tavern, 581 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221   John Banach 330-606-5032
March Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
3/3,17 KH Roll Session at Orange pool - 4:00-6:00 PM   Jimi Gaddis 567-215-1390
3/4,11,18 KH Roll Session at Meyers Lake YMCA pool - 8:45 -10:45 AM John Banach 330-606-5032
3/10 KH Roll Session at Lakewood pool - 3:00-5:00 pm Matt Demaline 216-529-4081
3/10,11 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Brent Hendren 330-414-2063
3/10-18 Southern Rivers - TN, NC
OR if there is good water in WV we can go there.
22-32 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
3/18 (1) Vermilion River Cleanup (OH) SK/FW Jon Reising 440-967-9507
3/25 (1) Vermilion Race (OH)
Dean's Poster
Click picture for poster - - Alternate Date 4/8
SK/FW Jon Reising 440-967-9507
April Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
4/7,8 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
4/7,8 (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
4/7,8 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Needs organizer  
4/8 (1) Little Beaver (OH) SK/FW Doug Lyons 740-317-7007
4/10 Club Monthly Meeting at Brick House Tavern, 581 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221   John Banach 330-606-5032
4/14 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Mark Spang 440-522-0520
4/20 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
4/21 Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race (OH)
Upper Gorge Limit 600 CFS
Click Image for official website & registration
28 Don Howdyshell 330-671-0825
4/21,22 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Needs organizer  
4/21,22 (5) Middle Fork & Tygart (WV) 29 FIFO Trip 440-554-1383
4/21 (1) Grand River Race SK/FW Brian Davidson 440-358-7275
4/27 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
4/28,29 (5) Cheat Canyon, Cranberry or Upper Meadow (WV)
Be sure to contact Dave for river choice.
26 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
4/28 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Katie & Joe Boyd 740-632-6725
4/29 or 5/6 (1) Grand River (OH) SK/FW Andy Gross 216-321-9284
4/29 (5) Cheat Canyon Paddle & Race Clinic (WV) 26 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
May Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
5/4 Cheat Mass-Occurrence Team Race (WV) 26 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
5/4,5,6 Upper Yough (MD) or Big Sandy or Tygart (WV)
Be sure to contact Dave for river choice.
32 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
5/4,5,6 Cheat Fest Weekend (WV)
18-26 Needs organizer  
5/6 (3) Cheat Narrows (WV) 18 Phil/Jen Raber 330-827-7063
5/5,6 (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
5/12 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
5/12,13 (3) Cheat Narrows (WV) or Casselman (PA) 18 Chris Mockbee 304-914-5546
5/12,13 (5) Intro to the Cheat Canyon (WV) 26 Anne Kmieck 216-536-1905
5/12,13 (3) Cheat Narrows (WV) or Casselman (PA) 18 Chris Mockbee 304-914-5546
5/18-20 (4) Stonycreek Rendezvous (PA)
21 Robert Kirby 330-322-6634
5/19 28th Annual RiverDay Events Friends of the Crooked River (OH)
Nichole 216-241-2414 x307
5/19 Cuyahoga River (OH)
Middlebury Rd. in Kent to Water Works in Cuyahoga Falls, River Day Clean-Up
SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
5/19,20 (3) N. Br. Potomac Release (MD) 18 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
5/19,20 (4) Lower Yough (PA) . Get Your Permit Here 23 Michael Duvall 216-513-5921
5/25,26 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Kobak 440-554-1383
5/26 (3) Slippery Rock Creek (PA) 13-19 Ann Corey 330-858-4841
June Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
6/2 Little Beaver Creek to Ohioville Borough Boat Launch (OH) SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
6/2 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 Alison Gillam ???-???-????
6/2 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
6/2 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Needs organizer  
6/2,3 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
6/2,3 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Dave Roush 440-623-9035
6/9 (1) Cuyahoga River, Peninsula to Boston Mills (OH) SK/FW Ann Corey 330-858-4841
6/9,10 (5) New River (WV) 27 Dave Herron 513-681-4075
6/16,17 Swiftwater Rescue Clinic (WV) More Information
Limited to 10, Register early.
  Joe Marksz 216-533-0604
6/15,16 Upper Yough (MD)
If no release on Saturday, another good creek run.
32 Bill Warble 412-651-0112
6/16,17 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 April Hollis 703-915-6382
6/16,17 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12 Jim Sollosi 412-496-8672
6/22,23 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
6/23 Cuyahoga River (OH)
Fred Fuller Park in Kent to Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls
SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
6/29,30,7/2 Upper Yough (MD)
or another local IV-V run
32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
6/30,7/1 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Matt Fredmonsky 330-289-0388
July Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
6/30-7/8 (5)Week of rivers with Carolina Canoe Club 20-28 Phil/Jen Raber 330-827-7063
7/1 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
7/7 Black Fork River Canoe & Kayak Race (OH)
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SK/FW Walt Markwell 330-807-6337
7/10 Club Picnic possibly at Silver Lake (OH) Robert Kirby 330-322-6634
7/14 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12 Needs organizer  
7/14,15 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Intro weekend - Call Fran for Permit
23 Fran Hoven 216-375-3718
7/14 Headwater Adventure Race in Mantua Village (OH)
Run, Bike & Paddle
SK/FW Kristi Kato 440-231-2311
7/15 Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Race Walborn Reservoir - Alliance, OH
SK/FW Bob Boltz 330-928-8635
7/20,21 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
32 Doug Smith 419-270-0132
7/21 Cuyahoga River (OH)
Brecksville to Rockside Rd
SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
7/21,22 (5) New River (WV) 26 Needs organizer  
7/27,28 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Needs organizer  
7/28,29 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get your own Permit
23 Sam Reynolds (330) 962-5501
August Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board      
7/29-8/4 Playboating on Ottawa River (Canada) A passport or card required
An play boat trip-Water level dependent
27-32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
8/3,4 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Michael Duvall  216-513-5921
8/4,5 (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/??,?? Cuyahoga River (OH)
Kent to Great Lakes Burning River Festival at Wendy Park in Cleveland, 2 day split trip
SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
8/10,11 Upper Yough (MD) Town will be closed to traffic around 11:45 AM for parade - Early Shuttle
Friendsville Days Facebook Page Fri 5:30-10:00 PM, Sat 12-10 PM.
32 Annelies Layton 412-867-9628
8/11,12 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit
23 Matt Fredmonsky 330-289-0388
8/11,12,25,26 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Needs organizer  
8/16 (4) Lower Yough - Skip Work Day (PA)
Get Permit
23 Jim Hunt 330-335-5203
8/17 (4) Lower Yough - Ladies Only Day (PA)
Get Permit
23 Debbie Avallone 440-835-2547
8/18,19 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Get Permit Call before Thursday at noon.
23 Dave Roush 440-623-9035
8/18,19 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12/SK Mark Spang 440-522-0520
8/17,18 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
8/18 Club Picnic at Tall Oaks (PA) John Banach 330-606-5032
8/25 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
8/31 Upper Yough (MD) 32 John Pratt 307-871-3081
September Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Time to Pay Dues  
9/1,3 Upper Yough (MD) 32 Jim Murtha 614-282-3293
9/1,2,3 (5) New River Gorge (WV) 27 Phil/Jen Raber 330-827-7063
9/7 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27 Jim Hunt 440-537-8713
9/8 Mahoning River (OH) SK/FW Moneen McBride 330-969-2628
9/8,9 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27 Phil & Jen Raber 330-827-7063
9/8,9 Upper Gauley (WV) 33 Needs organizer  
9/14-16 Lower & Upper Gauley (Festival Weekend) (WV) 27-33 Cliff Wire 440-439-6541
9/15 (2) Middle Yough (PA) 12/SK Steve Ingalls 216-371-8250
9/15,16 (4) Lower Yough(PA)
Get Permit
23 Chuck McDowell 330-477-1086
9/22,23 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27 Katie & Joe Boyd 740-632-6725
9/22,23 (5)Upper Gauley (WV) 27-33 Needs organizer  
9/29 (5) Savage River (MD) - Scheduled Dam Release 26 Needs organizer  
9/29,30 (5) Lower Gauley (WV) 27-33 Needs organizer  
9/29,30 (5) Upper Gauley (WV) Camping at Battle Run 27-33 Needs organizer  
October Top of Page - For More Trips - Check our Message Board   Time to Pay Dues  
10/5,6 Upper Yough (MD)
Last Saturday Release
32 Needs organizer  
10/6,7 (4) Stonycreek River Release (PA) 21 Anne Kmieck 216-536-1905
10/5,6,7,8 (5) Lower Gauley & Upper Gauley (WV)
Camping at Battle Run
27-33 Hugh Barrow 864-680-2529
10/9 Club Annual Election Meeting   John Banach 330-606-5032
10/13,14 (4) Lower Yough (PA)
Fall Color Trip Get Permit
23 Dave Roush 440-623-9035
10/13,14 (5) Lower Gauley & Upper Gauley (WV) 27-33 Needs organizer  
10/20,21 (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 Josiah Colvin 330-671-0910
11/10,11 (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 Chuck McDowell 330-477-1086
12/12 Club Holiday Party at Hines Hill Map   John Banach 330-606-5032
January 2019      
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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