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#13023 - 06/30/13 03:03 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
sorefoot Offline
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BE CAREFULL! I just read in the paper where a man may have drowned in the Delaware river near Knowlton NJ.River was several feet above normal due to heavy rain up-stream.

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#13035 - 06/30/13 06:03 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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ya I see more rain is coming....I think I might rethink the tubing this week anyway
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#13038 - 06/30/13 08:47 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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That is what we are wondering I have a feeling that we are going to have to really check out the river before we go in it exp with having some kids with us

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#13039 - 06/30/13 09:51 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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Do some safety drills Make sure everybody knows how to float on their backs with a lifejacket on and knows to keep their feet up and pointed down stream.Most drownings happen because somebody tries to stand up after falling out of a tube or boat in fast water and getting a foot stuck between some rocks and pulled under. Just rember,relax ,lay back ,feet up and pointed down stream and don't try to stand till you reach slow calm water.

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#13040 - 06/30/13 09:57 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
sorefoot Offline
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Do some safety drills Make sure everybody knows how to float on their backs with a lifejacket on and knows to keep their feet up and pointed down stream.Most drownings happen because somebody tries to stand up after falling out of a tube or boat in fast water and getting a foot stuck between some rocks and pulled under. Just rember,relax ,lay back ,feet up and pointed down stream and don't try to stand till you reach slow calm water.

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#13047 - 07/01/13 06:21 AM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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I will deff remember your tips I know this is my first time going but hubby and the other family we are going with has gone tubing before but I love and appreciate the tips you gave me I know they will come in hand for all of us

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#13277 - 07/07/13 08:48 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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Well we did go tubing this past weekend. I would have to say we all had a great time. The river was just below where they would not let anyone go down so at least it was not low either. Would defently do it again

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#13279 - 07/07/13 10:24 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
pyromug Offline
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Before you go out again, you can check the water levels in the river you plan to tube...as kayakers we live by these levels! It also lists the flood stage for that river so you can judge by that. If you google water trail and your river, you can see a map of the river/creek with launches. We have a few canoe books that detail the pa water trails and give a minimum level for paddling it (something like Paddle PA and PA Canoeing)
Here is a link to the USGS site...there is a map of PA and you can click on the river you want to tube...
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/rt
BTW...If you are near Huntingdon PA, a great tubing river is the Raystown Branch of the Juniata below the Raystown Lake Dam from Corbins Island to the Point. There is always water to run this 4 mile section and there are many put in/take outs along this stretch to shorten the run if you wish.

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#13292 - 07/08/13 06:10 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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I just heard on the news this morning that a 22 year old male was white water rafting with a reputable outfitter on the Youghengheny river , the raft capsized and though he was wearing all the correct protective gear, his body has not been found....yet. Tragic , so tragic.
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#13296 - 07/08/13 06:53 PM Re: Tubing [Re: Grizzly Girl]
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Thank u for the info pyromug I will defently keep that site in mind for future reference

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