Friday Night(evening) Loop Runs Commence

Friday Night(evening) Loop Runs Commence

Finally, summer can officially begin now that Friday night loop runs on the lower Youghiogheny River have begun. We had a terrific group of Wilderness Voyageurs staff and a few new participants to joined in on the fun. What a terrific way to start off the holiday weekend. The water level seems to be holding at a steady  something making for a great way for folks to really step up there surfing, boofs and playboating. Just a few yards into the loop is the “DQ” wave/hole which at this water level is sticky enough for

crowd pleasing loops and yet forgiving enough for first time spinners.  Entrance rapid has waves all through it that are easy to catch on the fly and there is always Nemos hole for some powerful fast spins and cartwheelin if you can get your timing down. Cucumber has a really sick wave if you are daring enough to go for it and if not you can just punch it and enjoy the waves behind. Eddie hopping and stern squirts line the rest of the loop pretty much anywhere you look. Camel Walrus rapid has a terrific wave to boof line if you know where to turn and Dartmouth rapid turns nice and wavy. Railroad rapid has multiple lines from boofs to slots and even a fun slide where a well-timed rock spin will make for a nice topping to your loop run. There really is so much to do and try while out there on the loop. I’ve been paddling it now for 7 seasons and I still look forward to each on. For those who do not know it this well there is no way to learn the insandouts of this section than with us on Friday nights. You can do this. You should be here. Friday evenings 5:30 till park closes. c u there

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