I’m proud to be representing the ACA and the whitewater community at the Deep Creek Lake Public Hearing.
Full meeting audio:
Learn more about the Deep Creek Lake Water Management Plan from another post. Below is some personal experiences from the Upper Yough.
My name is Steve Barber and I’m currently the American Canoe Associat [...]
Deep Creek Lake landowners are wanting to reduce releases for the Upper Yough.
Upper Yough in the Fall by Jeff Macklin
Recently a small but powerful group of land owners in the back coves of Deep Creek Lake have been trying to reduce the number and type of whitewater releases on the Upper Section of the Youghiogheny.
Their main concern [...]
Developed by bridging the world of climbing and river running, the Telfer Lower is a hybrid technique for extraction on the river.
Seems only right for ACA-PA to feature this whitewater professional nurtured by the great state of Pennsylvania, Les Bechdel. He attended Penn State and the whitewater curriculum he teaches presently finds his cla [...]
Possible spinal injuries on the river can be a terrifying thought but, using the water to assist your situation could make all the difference.
Justin Padgett standing in the cold waters of the Tuckaseegee river demonstrates how to use water to assist in spinal immobilization. Head and neck injuries are serious when it comes to whitewater. As [...]
The dislocated shoulder is an injury that can happen to any boater and most likely will.
If you have never had a dislocated shoulder that’s great. Maybe you don’t know anyone who has ever done it, again this is great news. The longer you boat the more likely you will have a dislocated shoulder or know someone who will dislocate th [...]
Over the Falls Festival: Thousands of People, and Twenty Feet
Thousands of spectators.
Hundreds of boaters.
Twenty feet of falling whitewater.
August 22nd, American Whitewater held the 2015 Over the Falls Festival over Ohiopyle Falls.
The park estimated around 10,000 spectators cheered on the brave boating souls. Over 200 paddlers from aroun [...]
A Casual Day of Kayak Instruction
Be that flaming kayak looking amazingly awesome on a blogpost!
Do you have your roll?
Ready to master the drop?
Then you should look into Three Rivers Paddling Club’s education sessions.
Sunday, August 16th, Steve Barber, ACA-PA State Director, and the rest of his Three Rivers Paddling Club (TRPC) coho [...]
Turkey, Stuffing, and Beginner to Intermediate Kayak Instruction
There was whitewater.
There was camping.
There was camaraderie.
Three Rivers Paddling Club (TRPC) held their 2015 Turkey Bash Saturday August 1st to Sunday August 2nd.
TRPC is a paddling group from the Pittsburgh area. They organize paddling outings and instruction, bringing b [...]
This seems like a great way to coil a rope. Needs some practice but all the techniques do. The most important part of the video is what is said at the end. We’ll done NRS.
ACA Selects Steve Barber as Pennsylvania State Director
The ACA officially launched its new volunteer State Director Program on March 14, 2014, when it began accepting applications for State Directors.
The mission of the State Director Program is to increase the effectiveness of the ACA at the state level by:
• Fac [...]