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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,
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."