Island Meetup on the Susquehanna anyone?

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Is anybody interested in a meet up on one of the islands on the Susquehanna maybe in may sometime? All interested please respond so we can organize.
     
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    I don't care. I'm willing to go where the interest is.
     
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    I know there are a bunch around Harrisburg with camping access.
     
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    Only downfall would be fishing licence.
     
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    Maryland would be further than I would be willing to drive for 2 or 3 nights. Even Harrisburg is pushing it for me. The further upstream enhances my probability of participating. I usually paddle the West Branch but that's a trek for you in central PA area and there aren't any islands to camp on, lots of nice campsites though.
     
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    I am willing to travel a ways. I'm thinking we could put in somewhere around duncannon. There are a ton of islands. Most have primitive sites with rings. We can obviously narrow it down when we get a few people committed to the idea.
     
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    I take it we are talking a paddling trip with camping, or am I missing something?

    I'd be interested in attending if we can do one of the two middle weekends in May. I am a beginner paddler, with no canoe, so I'd be limited to those areas with a canoe rental option. I don't want to impose or make this any harder than it needs to be. I was thinking of trying to organize a trip in June as I understand the water levels are generally lower and the water temps have a chance of being warmer. I simply add this to let you know if this trip is for the experienced, I have other options.

    Google led me here http://bluemountainoutfitters.net/index.html
     
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    I wouldn't consider this to be an expert affair. Just a chance to float, fish and bs around the camp fire. I don't want to concentrate on paddling a whole bunch. I envisioned maybe paddling a few miles the first day then setting up camp. June can make a pretty miserable night on the river with the bugs. I would be willing to go one of the middle weekends of May. I would like to learn to catch and process snapping turtle if any one has some knowledge to share in that regard. I would definitely want to work on some fire technique. How is everybody else for one of the middle weeks in may?
     
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    I am open to something but would need to know a date so I can plan to take off of work. May also have a friend that could be willing to go.
     
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    An overnighter from north of Duncannon is proper. Fish and float, camp out on an island and get a ride back up river the next day. I've done it once , but not organized it. Let me talk to some folks.
     
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    some of the islands, it's 'Lord of the Flies' anything goes.
     
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    Is everybody good with may 19th? Park and float from somewhere to be determined around duncannon.
     
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    Sounds like maybe I will be able to get a lesson on plant and tree id.
     
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    Got to say no to this trip. Will be at ADK Paddlefest in Old Forge that weekend. I'm not sure I want to drive 5 hours for just 1 night on the river anyway. Something latter and a little longer and I could be up for it.
     
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    I'm out of town the weekend of the 19 or else I would.
     
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    Possibly in. It's less then 2hrs from me.
     
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    That could be a possibility for me. I need to see if I can either borrow or rent a floating device.
     
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    Bump for commitments.
     
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    If you're planning on being near Marysville/Duncannon, these are the guys I've used for the shuttle service. They also have rentals.
    http://bluemountainoutfitters.net/rental.html
     
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    How was the trip?
     
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    Hey folks, I am no stranger to duncannon area! It's awesome up there, However I am no paddleer at all. I've been in a canoe maybe twice back in the day. I do have a 4 man raft that I've been dying to get wet though!! I've been looking for a bunch of people to hang with in "our" field of interest. PM me if I can be a consideration...Not sure how all this works!
     
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    We are trying to get a meet up scheduled. Check out @Odinborn post. Lets see what we can work out.
     

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