Originally Posted by SlowRoll
Skinners Falls looks low to me. Is it? I have not been there in a long time.
Back in the 70s I had a gig as a canoe guide at a summer camp in the Poconos. We'd put in at Callicoon and take out at Dingmans Ferry. Three day trip. Only Class III rapids and lots of paddling but I remember a neat rope swing at, I think, Narrowsburg bridge.
No more rope swings on the river. A good friend of mine Clatey Kirschbaum died jumping off the bridge @ Skinners, drunk. The river was low & he broke both legs when he hit bottom. A friend, Bob Francis tried to save him and almost got drowned too. Was a sad time. :(
Skinners is still a good spot for sunbathing & tubing. You gotta get there early & pick your fave rock. ;)