David and Kathy Haldeman with their Grandfather Ray Hemmerly on the Olentangy at Terradise April 1953

David and Kathy Haldeman with their Grandfather Ray Hemmerly on the Olentangy at Terradise April 1953


Age 69 - still on the river!

Age 69 – still on the river! September 13, 2014 on the Scioto River near Waverly, Ohio – approaching the Ohio River


David Haldeman on River in New Boat Summer 1958

David Haldeman on River in New Boat Summer 1958

Terradise to Cincinnati by Ocean Kayak

Ever since I was a boy growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s on the Olentangy River near Caledonia Ohio, I wondered where that river went. Oh, I knew it went to Columbus where it joined the Scioto and then south to Portsmouth where it joined the Ohio River.

But where did it really go? What turns and twists and problems would it present? Was it possible to float all the way to the Ohio River?

We’ll find out as we explore the Olentangy River (now generally known as the Whetstone River in Marion County), the Scioto and Ohio Rivers.
Come with me! Each date below is a link to the journal for that day.

2006 –  The Adventure Begins

2007 – June 6June 13July 31August 5 – August 8August 12September 1

2009 – August 30September 13

2011 – October 16

2014 – September 13 – September 20 – October 4

 

David Haldeman
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