By Ben McMillen
Such a fun group to kayak with!
With local creeks too low to float we decided to take our local Kayak Greene County group to the Mon River for 6.5 miles of fun!
Started things off with a brief rain to cool things off at the beginning. The rest of the day was absolutely perfect. Temps in the low 80's and warm water made conditions ideal for our 3rd big group trip this season.
We started off by launching in Crucible, PA at the end of the old Ferry Road. There is an old concrete ramp that at one time was used by a car transportation ferry. We ended the trip 3.5 hours later in Fredericktown, PA at the old Ferry ramp which has an newly build kayak ramp. Launch points can be found here.
Most people worry about boaters on the river but as long as your staying on the sides they are not much of a problem. The waves they create actually add to the fun!
As with most river trips on the Mon you have to do a lot of paddling since the water flow is much slower than you think. 6.5 miles is a pretty tough trip on the river but everyone did great and most likely took a nice nap when we they got home.
Enjpy the photos!