Check out some photos and stories from a sampling of our trips here.
Being in Pittsburgh, we are surrounded by rivers. The Allegheny, Monangahela, and Ohio Rivers are a 10 minute drive away. Due to the dams, however, the near parts are completely flat, with a hardly noticeable current. A couple hours away, there are more interesting rivers and streams, some with good rapids, where the navigation gets more interesting!
The club currently owns a canoe which can be used for small trips. For larger trips, canoes are available near points of interest, e.g. Allegheny Outfitters.
EXPLORERS CLUB CANOEING CHAIR
LANE Darby (LANED@ANDREW.CMU.EDU)
I've been canoeing in the backwoods of Quebec, Canada since I was 8. Starting in 2014, each summer I've gone on trips in Parc de La Verendrye, Quebec (the ones in 2014 and 2016 were over 100 miles for 7 days!). I've frequently run Class I and II rapids. On days when the wind is at my back, I love to be a lazy paddler.