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River Tales

River Tales by Mary Gibson

Mary Gibson, second in command here at Blue Mountain, could write a whole book on Doug.

River Tales by Kris Wolpert

Kris Wolpert, who retired from Blue Mountain, occasionally writes about his paddling adventures and we're not sure why helicopters usually enter his stories.

Pat Reilly

 Pat Reilly (1952-2018). Award winning paddle racer, writer for the Canoe  Club of Greater Harrisburg's newsletter, and a friend of our hearts here  at Blue Mountain Outfitters.
Pat Reilly (1952-2018). Award winning paddle racer, writer for the Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg's newsletter, and a friend of our hearts here at Blue Mountain Outfitters.

In 2018 the entire paddling community lost Pat Reilly; a local paddler who just loved to paddle what he called "Virgin Waters", streams or section of streams that were new to him. He also liked to paddle and race fast kayaks and canoes. Another passion was writing about these adventures. These stories have been published as "River of the Month" articles in the Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg's newsletter, "Streamlines". Most of these articles serve as stream guides and cover many streams that Ed Gertler didn't include in the standard reference book of Eastern and Central Pennsylvania streams: "Keystone Canoeing". Some of the articles include tales of "slight misadventures" and usually include a few safety tips on avoiding like circumstances. Other articles address tips on equipment, skills, and other useful knowledge. We’ll never quit missing Pat, but can at least re-live part of him through these tales.

Pat's River of the Month Collection

  1. The Conewago (York County)
  2. Tuscarora
  3. Wiconisco
  4. Close Call on Laurel Run
  5. Conestoga River
  6. Susquehanna at Falmouth
  7. Buffalo Creek
  8. Manada Creek
  9. Powell Creek
  10. Beaver Creek (Dauphin County)
  11. The Quitty
  12. Beaver Creek (York County)
  13. Bermudian Creek
  14. Fishing Creek (Perry County)
  15. Susquehanna at Holtwood
  16. Tygart (Stupid Hillbilly Tricks)
  17. Peddling and Paddling
  18. Cocolamus Creek
  19. Chickies Creek
  20. Paxton Creek
  21. Spring Creek (Harrisburg)
  22. Big Spring Creek
  23. The Perfect 'Friendly Little Steep Creek'
  24. Fishing Creek (Dauphin County)
  25. Little Swatara Creek
  26. PawPaw Bends of the Potomac
  27. Mahantango Creek
  28. Paddling Towns
  29. Horse Valley Run
  30. Tulpenhocken
  31. Cocalico Creek
  32. Indiantown Run
  33. Ice Paddling
  34. Asylum Run
  35. Black Creek (Lehigh Tributary)
  36. Fishing Creek (York County)
  37. Antietam Creek
  38. Mahantango (East)
  39. Little Juniata (Perry County)
  40. Night Paddling
  41. Conowingo Creek
  42. Lost Creek
  43. Little Chickies Creek
  44. Potomac, Part 1
  45. Potomac, Part 2
  46. Winter Clothing and the Limits of Cold
  47. Little Falls
  48. The Case for Logging
  49. PA's Best Whitewater
  50. Mill Creek
  51. Paddling Addict Test
  52. Roaring Branch
  53. Pine Creek (Schuylkill County)
  54. Flat Rate Camping
  55. Pequea Creek
  56. Cedar Run -- Camp Hill's Best Whitewater
  57. The Camp List
  58. East Licking Creek
  59. Elk Creek
  60. Little Conewago
  61. Harveys Creek
  62. Breaking Away from the Numbers
  63. Little Schuylkill
  64. Mill Run
  65. The Suffer Factor
  66. Dinner at James Bond Island
  67. Deep Creek
  68. Conewago (East)
  69. West Branch Mahantango West
  70. Marsh Creek
  71. Penns Creek
  72. Conococheague
  73. The 6-Weewee Camping Adventure
  74. Conoy Creek
  75. Gunpowder Falls
  76. Pine Creek (Center County)
  77. South Branch Codorus
  78. Rock Creek - Gettysburg
  79. Identifying Floodwater
  80. Swatara Creek
  81. 10 MPH
  82. Susquehanna River : City Island to York...
  83. Monocacy River
  84. Little Buffalo Creek
  85. Yellow Breeches Creek (part 1)
  86. Yellow Breeches Creek (part 2)
  87. Octoraro Creek
  88. The Pine Barrens
  89. Hogestown Run
  90. Juniata River
  91. The Dock Street Dam
  92. Mahanoy Creek
  93. Upper Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
  94. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  95. Delaware River - The Lower River
  96. Clarks Creek
  97. Sideling Hill Creek
  98. Codorus Creek
  99. Sears Run
  100. Sherman Creek
  101. Stony Run
  102. Middle Creek
  103. Pocomoke River
  104. Deer Creek
  105. Conodoguinet Creek - Part 1
  106. Conodoguinet Creek - Part 2
  107. Muddy Creek
  108. Fishing Creek - Long Level
  109. Brandywine Creek
  110. Senaca Creek
  111. Raccoon Creek
  112. Lizard Creek
  113. Licking Creek