Allegheny River Trip

A few of us headed up north to paddle the Allegheny River on Saturday.  The weather was absolutely beautiful, the river level was perfect, and the water was so clear you could see the river bottom flying by on the swifter sections.  Plus the 18 mile stretch of river we paddled, from Kennerdell to Emlenton, is one of the most scenic areas of the Allegheny and my personal favorite.  It was an incredible day on the water.

Allegheny River just after launching in Kennerdell

Allegheny River Clam (Species?)

Allegheny River downstream from Kennerdell

Mouth of Whann Run (just left of center)

Mouth of Scrubgrass Creek (barely a trickle about 70 feet down the bank) 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Allegheny River 

Allegheny River  - Swifter section

Common Merganser ♀ (Mergus merganser) and Mallard Duck ♀ (Anas platyrhynchos

Allegheny River

Allegheny River

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Allegheny River - Last bend before Take Out in Emlenton