April 13, 2016

Conemaugh River


On February 6, 2016 the WooFDriver took the WooFPAK on a Mushing adventure of the West Penn Trail in Pennsylvania. The 17 mile long trail runs along the corridor that the Portage Railroad line used from 1830 to 1864 connecting the cities of Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

The trail follows beside the Conemaugh River and passes by its amazing dam! The dam was completed construction in 1952 for flood control purposes. The 70 mile long river’s name comes from the Native Americans and has the meaning of “Otter Creek”. This tributary of the Kiskiminetas River is in the heart of western Pennsylvania’s historic coal producing areas.

Wikipedia’s Webpage to learn more about this river

Enjoy the photos from the adventure!
WDOT West Penn Trail 2.05.2016

Also enjoy video footage of the fun!


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