Time to focus on summer fun. Around Ohiopyle, that means kayaking! If you have a few river miles under your belt, then this time of year means lots of river options that do not normally exist.
Think about kayaking the Casselman River, a great class 2 and class 3 whitewater run, located in Somerset County about 30 minutes from Ohiopyle. It is a great section of river to head for when the Lower Yough is to high for comfort. If the Yough is over 5 feet there is a really good chance that the Casselman is at a runnable level. Between 2 feet and 4 feet on the Casselman there are a lot of friendly well defined features, eddies with strong eddy lines, surfing holes that are forgiving. This week we had a number of kayak students in town to shake off the rust, and they were lucky enough for this treat.
If you have any interest in learning how to kayak, now is the season, and learning to kayak in Pennsylvania is the way to go. We have some many rivers that are easy to access and that you can kayak most of the year, and you have the experience of Wilderness Voyageurs to draw upon.
Get in a kayak this week!
See you on the river.