Post by Ken Corbett on Nov 22, 2011 10:37:03 GMT -5
Anyone canoed this lately? Put-in? What to expect? I/ve started on the right-hand branch of the tobique and come down through the lower falls, but I don't know the section from the lake down. Must be gnarly, eh? Kayak stretch?
Post by liquidmonkey on Nov 29, 2011 7:23:50 GMT -5
I was just wondering that myself. I was there in the last month and thought it would be good. I would put in at the dam and come down. I looked at the maps at the time and I think it would be an extra 10 km?? I don't have the maps right in front of me now so that is a guess.
Post by riveraddict on Nov 29, 2011 12:21:51 GMT -5
I've checked it from the dam down to Salmon Hole Brook in about 8 spots and it is quite a bit wider with more deadwater close to and after Loon Lake confluence. Above there it seems to be mostly quick downhill with lots of sweepers and strainers. There are several spots to carry through the woods to access it along there- if you want to avoid the woody/bedrocky section, I would take the road closest to Greer Lake. Of course, this section is mostly influenced by the dam at the outflow of Serpentine Lake so it would be nice if we could check discharge of this from NB Power..... Then from Wrights Brook down seems to be a nice run down to the confluence of the Right Hand Branch. It's on the list in the spring for sure! If the dam is closed then I would just get in at the bridge by Salmon Hole Brook.
How about the other two branches, River Don and River Dee of the Right-hand Branch? Biff and I once went to the outlet of Long Lake, but the dam was closed and only a trickle was coming out. We ended up going to the confluence and running the right-hand branch down to Riley Brook. This branch was very flat. I wouldn't go back there.
Post by riveraddict on Dec 4, 2011 20:24:09 GMT -5
Had a chance to paddle the Dee this fall. I was expecting some drops but it is a nice continuous run down to the confluence of the Don with a few log jams that were easy to drag over. Just below the dam on Trouser's Lake there are few quick tuns with large rocks, then it mellows until the section from Shingle Gulch to just past Hallett Rocks- lots of rocks and a few small ledges. Nothing over Class II. Below this section reminded me of the Little Tobique.... The Don goes through a couple of ponds before heading down but I have only seen it where it runs under a bridge a couple of km's above the junction with the Dee, and where it runs out of Long Lake. The Don is further down the list than the Serpentine, but maybe sometime? I guess you got in at Campbell Landing for the RHB? I drove in to look at that, seems like a nice (but well used) campsite for quite a few tents.