Announcing a new Meetup for Pittsburgh Kayakers (ka-"yack"-ers)!What
: Yough River Float (rentals avaialable)When
: Saturday, August 7,[masked]:45 AMWhere
: Hazelbaker Kayak &Canoe Rental
654 Layton Rd.
Perryopolis, PA 15473
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Colleen and I are doing one of our annual float trips down the Upper Yough this saturday. Sorry for last minute post. The yough if you did not know flows from south to north This is the northern part of the river. It has calmer waters and no rapids to speak of. You start at http://hazelbakerscanoes.com/
and they shuttle you 8 miles up stream where they drop you off and then you float back to your car. You can paddle or you can just float. There are places to stop and swim and have a picnic lunch. This is a great place for small mouth bass if you like to fish. One of my favorite activities and laying on a rock and taking a nap while I tie a fishing line to my toe and hope that this is the time I do not catch a muskie. And yes I have caught 2 muskies on the yough.
We can float as a group or you can do your own thing. I just called yesterday afternoon and they still had spaces available. You need to book and get a rsvp from Hazelbaker, and then post your rsvp on meetup. if you have your own kayak or canoe it is 10$ . if you need rental I think it is 20$?
they also sell bait right there.
HAzelbaker is off of rte 51 just below I-70 so easy to get to and so much closer than going all the way down to Ohiopyle. If you are into racing or fast paddling, than this trip could be over in 2 houirs. We plan to spend the day on the water and just chill and relax. Again you can go as fast or as slow as you wish. We will all start at the same place and time,and will all end up at the same place. But you are able to set your own pace.
what to bring? towel, something to swim in, change of clothes, food and water, sunscreen, and fishining equipment. he smallies like tube lures that look like crayfish bouncing off the rocks. We also bring a window weight and tie to back to slow us down. if we hit a hot spot..they rent the anhors at the place also. Remember, even if it it very warm out, the water is still cold. so bring extra warm clothes if you need to warm up. and yes you need a pfd at all times.
the shuttle leaves at 8 but you need to be there 15-30 minutes early to register, pay, and load your boat and equipment. If you are renting then you meed to be there on the early side.
Space is limited to how many rsvps, are left. tell them you wish to be in the sasme van as yarbrough for the short trip leaving at 8:00 a.m.
we plan to be home before dinner time.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/kayaking-129/calendar/14328044/