Post by liquidmonkey on Jul 8, 2009 6:45:23 GMT -5
A couple of boats put in at Esteys Bridge and went to the Ring Road last night. Water levels were getting near minimal flow making the top part of the run a little more technical. Same two trees across the river at the confluence and just below the confluence, both on the right side, water pushing into both of them. Another sweeper worth mention is when the stream takes a big left turn and heads towards the Royal Road (behind some sort of sawmill??), there is a tree half hanging down across the river making a tough line. there are numerous other trees that will come down in future rains and they are biggies!
We saw a bald eagle fly away from us, a deer cross the stream without knowing we were there, and listened to numerous birds under the evening clouds.
For information purposes, water was a couple inches below the abutement in Esteys Bridge and the little island was showing a bit of grass up through the water out near the Ring Road. You wouldn't want to run the river much lower than this. You might be able to get away with 2-3 inches lower but it would be very scrapy in areas.
Post by liquidmonkey on Jul 16, 2009 9:15:15 GMT -5
From Estey's Bridge in to before the horse stable is pretty good for Rapids when the wateris up. Especially for a canoe. Then once you get down to under the Stone bridge it is good. Lots of rocks and shopping carts to watch out for here though.