A couple weeks ago, Jim Thompson and I took our boats on the Tohickon Creek during the Lake Nockamixon release. Jim is the Preserve Manager for NLT's Paunacussing and Diabase Preserves in Buck County. We had done this trip in November and had so much fun that we vowed not to miss the release again. (Jim's expression in this photo is why we don't want to miss the release again.)
Of course, the water had cooled all winter, and was much colder than when we paddled in November. We wore cold water gear and high flotation PFDs (personal flotation devices). The Tohickon is famous for its technical whitewater, but neither Jim nor I have the equipment or skills for the lower section of the Creek. So, we ran about 6 miles of the Upper Section from Lake Nockamixon to Ralph Stover Park. It is mostly Class I and II, and within our skills.
In November we were treated to a great ride with wonderful colors. We didn't have the fall colors this trip, but we did paddle through some scenic farmland and sections of the narrow creek valley. I realized when I downloaded the photos that it looks pretty docile. We were having so much fun during the rough sections that I forgot to take photos. Another reason to do the run again.