Post by davidjeffrey on Mar 5, 2012 20:02:32 GMT -5
I haven't had the pleasure of paddling it yet, but I have explored a decent amount of it, and it would be fairly easy for shuttling. The stream looked beautiful from the stretches I saw. There isn't anything major to worry about along it, just a few rips here and there and the odd boulder. I know a local guy from the St Stephen area, and he's paddled it years ago... said it was a great run to do. Another you would be interested in is the Mohannes stream, which is just below it on the same kind of path into the St Croix. I know there are a few small ledges to navigate on it. As well, haven't paddled it either, but this same fella has, and he had a more colorful story of it. The keywords were 'beer' and 'flipping' in the story, and finished it off with you're crazy when I said I wanted to do it... but I know it's not as bad as he's letting on. One of my best buds lives beside a good place to take out on it (Mohannes), so I'm sure I could always find out about a place to park.
Oh, and back to the Canoose, I guess there is some big ol' bass to be caught there as well. If I remember correct, the portion of the St Croix where it meets has a nice set of mellow rapids you could do before taking out. I have photos of the Canoose on my external harddrive, I'll try digging them out sometime.
Post by Ken Corbett on Mar 5, 2012 22:03:18 GMT -5
Sounds like it is just the right length for a day trip. I'd love to try it this spring, I haven't paddled a new stretch in quite a few moons. I don't mind if it's a gentle paddle, that has its advantages too.