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Allegheny River Wilderness Islands
Allegheny River Wilderness Islands
"Friday 10/4 finally came and we headed out
to
Buckaloons Recreation Area, not far from
Warren, PA. This stretch of the Allegheny
offers a nice mix of undeveloped forested hills
rolling down to the river, houses of all scale,
and what I affectionately refer to as Upper
Appalachia. Over the course of our trip, we
must have encountered 20 islands in the river
as well. With Liz's expert guidance, we also
spotted numerous eagles, hawks, osprey, and
on Sunday we drifted past a Great Blue Heron
who seemed to be hunting on the shore of an
island.
A Paddler's Diary: Downstream from Warren, Pennsylvania
Eagles, hawks, osprey, and a Great Blue Heron
Photo and text courtesy of Joe's 4WD Pages.
Copyright 2006
The Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great
Outdoors (IGO) hosts numerous classes, activities, and
adventures throughout the year. After enjoying some
classes through IGO, I apprehensively decided to sign
up for this Allegheny River trip - my first overnight
canoe-camp trip.The caravan ride out seemed quick
and was uneventful, and we arrived after 6PM. Of
course, the remains of a hurricane were forecasted to
blow through the area, and after a dinner of Randy's
"After eating this, Castaneda gave up peyote" Chili and
Mike's hamburger buffet, we did get high winds and
rain. Fortunately it wasn't that bad, especially when one
doses up on Tylenol PM (only per John's suggestion
lol!). We trimmed the canoes Saturday morning under
overcast skies. The day started out with some
sprinkles, gray skies, and light winds as we made our
way down the Allegheny."