WBPC Segment Paddle Achievers

Bob Linn

Miles Logged: over 1,200

Segments completed:

  • Segment 1: Cherry Tree (completed 2013-14)
  • Segment 2: Wilds (completed 2013-14, with one leg in 1997)
  • Segment 3: Hyner (completed one leg in 1993, the rest in 2006)
  • Segment 4: River Towns (legs completed in 2007, 2013, 2018, & 2019)

From the early 1990s to the present, Bob has paddled the entirety of the West Branch Susquehanna River, and more, logging over 1,200 miles paddled. He enjoys both kayaking and canoeing and sometimes camps out on his excursions. He is our first paddler to report all four segments. Way to go, Bob!

 

Dave Decoteau

Miles logged: 97

Segments completed:

  • Segment 1: Cherry Tree (completed April/May 2021)
  • Segment 3: Hyner (completed October 2021)

Dave has blogged about his journey on Segment 1: Cherry Tree (Part I / Part II). Outfitter and owner of Riverside Adventure Company, Dave was inspired to paddle the West Branch with the hopes of offering guided trips to those also seeking West Branch Paddle Club membership. Right now he’s working on scouting out the routes and earning his own segment paddles. Stay tuned for updates on the guided trips!

Sue Stackhouse

Miles logged: 187.5

Segments completed:

  • Segment 2: Wilds (completed 2012)
  • Segment 3: Hyner (completed 2010)
  • Segment 4: River Towns (completed one leg in 2010, the rest in 2014)

Sue has joined several SGP sojourns and paddling events, some of which have helped her work towards completing segments. She is currently working towards achieving the Cherry Tree Segment, which she began in 2012 with a 13.5-mile paddle from Curwensville to Clearfield. Keep up the great paddling, Sue!

Mark Joshua Heller & John Laughlin

Miles logged: 228

Segments completed: (completed September/October 2021)

  • Segment 1: Cherry Tree
  • Segment 2: Wilds
  • Segment 3: Hyner
  • Segment 4: River Towns

This dynamic duo took on the challenge of both the 444 and the West Branch in the same year! Now, that’s a passion for paddling. You can read more about their journeys¬†here.

James Wellington Jr.

Miles logged: 228

Segments completed:

  • Segment 1: Cherry Tree (completed 2012)
  • Segment 2: Wilds (completed 2012)
  • Segment 3: Hyner (completed 2014)
  • Segment 4: River Towns (legs completed in 2015 and 2016)

Bobbi Jo Tallon & Devyn DellaPenta

Miles logged: 228

Segments completed: (completed July 2022)

  • Segment 1: Cherry Tree
  • Segment 2: Wilds
  • Segment 3: Hyner
  • Segment 4: River Towns

This mother-daughter team tackled the West Branch in just 11 days! After paddling the 444 in 2021, they couldn’t wait to take on this challenge. Fantastic paddling, ladies!

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