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13th Annual Canoe Sojourn

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Most of Day two's Crew

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Swatara Water Trail Dedication with Jonestown Mayor George Kauffman

 

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Blue Rock

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SCWA couldn't coordinate such an awesome event without all of our loyal supporters.  THANK YOU!

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From Route 645 in Pine Grove to Swope's Valley Road on the north end of the Swatara State Park, we encountered three strainers where trees completed crossed the Swatara...

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...often resulting in portaging of canoes around the obstacles.

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Special thanks to Bill Friese & his staff of Park Rangers for helping to unload about 4 tons of trash from our canoes.

Father / Son Team.

MikePavelek.jpg (11972 bytes)Mike Pavelek presented oodles of information on the Horse Shoe Trail.  He even autographed his books.

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Before the end of the trip we all got to know Jean who also presented DCNR's public participation process for development of Swatara State Park.

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Arranging collected debris.

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Welcome Philadelphia!

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Tom and Jack provided shuttle and shore support to post banners at exit points and make sure we had plenty of good food to eat.

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A safety briefing is held each day.  Scout Troop 17 from Schaefferstown  listens intently.

 

 

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Plenty of help to get started.

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Low water through Swatara State Park caused canoeists to "walk their canoes" numerous times.  Taken from the Appalachian Trail bridge.

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Get ready to portage.

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It was down right neighborly the way everyone pitched in when someone needed help. 

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