Monday, May 31, 2010

Blackstone River - Route 16 to the Gorge - May 31st

Had a nice trip this morning with Bob B. and his son Tim. We put in at Route 16 in Uxbridge around 8:30, and took out at the Blackstone Gorge around noon - left plenty of time for an afternoon cook-out.

I thought the water below Route 16 might be a little low, but it was actually fine (3.4 ft on the Northbridge Gage; 7 ft, 200 cfs on the Route 122 Bridge Gage). There were a lot of trees down between Route 16 and Route 122, but we were able to paddle around all but two - it made for some tricky paddling for Tim who was out in a kayak for the first time. He did great. The Millville Rapid was low, but still fun.

Blackstone River - Rt. 16 to the Gorge from Erik Eckilson on Vimeo.

River Guide from the Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor

1 comment:

  1. Erik, Thanks for posting your video showing the Millville Rapid and folks passing through it. Now, I know what to expect at that flow rate and feel a lot more confident about someday reaching the Gorge from upriver. Regards, Al