Post by quickkicks on May 17, 2015 18:46:35 GMT -5
I am planning a trip down the Keswick River. I am planning a day (4-5 hours) and am looking for the area of the river with the most fast water spots. We don't want nothing to slow, can anyone advise me on where to drop in and take out at? I really haven't done the river before so any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Post by Ken Corbett on May 18, 2015 8:03:37 GMT -5
Tricky question ... no one wants to advise you where to go when they don't know you or your skill set, where trees may lie on the water, what the water height is, etc. Basically, the higher up you start, the more challenging it becomes. The float from Burtts Corner to the Saint John should be easy and slow-going for beginners. Above that, the stream is faster, but the turns can be quicker and narrower, and trees may lurk on the turns. Search www.nanookofthenashwaak.com.
Post by quickkicks on May 19, 2015 10:28:42 GMT -5
The group that I am going with have some experience, some more then others. But we don't want anything to crazy, I got looking through your pictures on the link above for the Keswick. The water that you travelled in the pictures to be right around what we are looking for.
I also got looking at the Keswick on google maps. We are thinking about putting in at the bridge near "The Apostolic Watchman Church" and taking out 7.38KM downstream right near where the river comes close to the road. The run looks like it has a lot of fast water with some bends and turns in it, the group all agreed that it looks like a fun run.
Can you advise if this part of the river is any good or not.
Post by OnTheRocks on Mar 23, 2016 12:24:59 GMT -5
I often run this section of the river with folks who aren't looking for fast water yet still have to know how to steer a boat. Several sweepers are normally present but you generally can see them well in advance and sneak around them if the flow isn't too high. Normally good amounts of water even in dry times, although there are a few short washboard sections that you have to get out for. As always, use extra caution if the water is high.