Friday, January 02, 2009

Yappy Hew Near!

The Allegheny River upstream from downtown Pittsburgh

Spent the last few days of 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA helping out with family matters (Macleans).

The end-to-end PA Turnpike trip is much easier than it used to be, although it's a lot more expensive. The turnpike crosses many of the state's great creeks and rivers such as the Schuylkill, Conestoga, Swatara, Susquehanna, Yellow Breeches, Juniata and many many others. PA has more stream miles than any state except Alaska.

Of course, Pittsburgh is know for its three rivers. The Allegheny and Monongahela join downtown to form the Ohio River, hence the three rivers. The Allegheny begins in New York and flows south to the city, and the Monongahela flows north from West Virginia.

Looking forward to the first river trip of 2009 - water levels are still decent and will likely remain that way.