|June 2, 2001. Four of us went from Howe Township Park to Duncannon.
Phil, Eric, Shelba and Jim went down the Juniata from Howe Township Park to Duncannon today.
We took out from the Susquehanna at the first tunnel past the Duncannon Tower.
The trip was about 10.5 miles and took about 4 hours.
We stopped to play in the waves at various ledges on the way.
The weather was fine and we all had a good time.
The Juniata was at 4.0 feet, which is just an ideal depth for me.
We were able to find that nice slot in the big ledge, which we could not see on the earlier
trip because the water was about 5.1 feet. I did find a problem with my open Pungo.
While surfing in some of the waves water would come over the side and after a few minutes
I would need to drop back to pump out the water. Then I could go back and do it again.
Eric says this about that!
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY JUNE JUNE
Remember when it couldn't come so soon soon
Remember when it was cold and wet with ice
For boater guys and gals thats not so very nice
we like it warmer with maybe just a little chill
For we know sooner or later even we will take a spill
The water and air not being so cold
Means less time the breath we must hold.
But now the sun shines warm and bright
And now we can boat even into the night.
We smile more and are better to be around
The smile broadens as we push away from the ground
Our boats coddle us in heavenly bliss
Oh but when the cold returns this summer we will miss.
Enjoy it now before it comes to pass
And Jean the hell with it tomorrow I will cut that grass.
The canoe club trip down the Juniata River.