Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blackstone Gorge - February 27th

I would have liked to paddle this weekend, but I’ve been fighting a cold, so I didn’t think that would be good idea. Instead, I decided to hike the trail along the Blackstone Gorge – with today's new snow I thought it would be pretty, and it was. It also has the only class III/VI rapids on the river.

Blackstone Gorge from Erik Eckilson on Vimeo.

In higher water, there is supposedly a sneak route through the first ledge on river left. The second and third ledges wash out. The route through the big drop at the end is just left of the big rock in the middle. Its supposedly a straight shot down the middle. I’d like to try it sometime. At today's level it looked a little low - maybe around 1,500.

My Pictures @ 8', 1,000 cfs
My Pictures @ 6.5', 130 cfs
Andy's Pictures @ 12.3', 2,300 cfs

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