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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Yough Canoe Outfitters

5.2.2016
27m
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Parked in the Waterfront. Met Y at the Pump House, rode south-east to West Newton. I was amazed to learn that there are traffic counting sensors along the GAP, placed in innocuous No-Fire markers.

It looks like some work is being done in McKeesport at a small building reportedly being developed as a hostel.

Met the new owner of the Boston, PA peddle-and-paddle shop. He said they're going to emphasize more paddle, less pedal. Also learned that the Boston Waterfront restaurant won't be opening this year, after an off-season flood. It's a tough year for restaurants along the GAP (Sweeties, Sherman's, Boston Waterfront).

Noted there's a second Adirondack shelter being built at the Dravo Cemetery campground, and a big pile of split firewood.

Camped at Yough Canoe Outfitters, which I've passed many times but never visited. $10 to camp, $5 for a shower. Very nice people. Invited me over to their office watch the hockey game later in the day. The campground is a grassy field adjacent to the boat launch. It's both great and basic: it's a field, a porta-potty, showers in the main building, and Wifi in the campground (which I appreciate).

Dinner at the Trailside Inn.



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