Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blackstone Gorge with BVPC - July 5, 2011

I led the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trip last night at the Blackstone Gorge. We had a good group with 20+ paddlers. It was suppose to be a joint trip with RI Blueways, but no one from Blueways showed up. That’s OK, they still do good work, and have a great website.

The Blackstone is dropping to its summer level with water just barely making it over the Rolling (definitely not Roaring) Dam. The river was 7 feet, 200 cfs on the Rt. 122 gage. I did a short talk on Blackstone Valley history along with the safety talk, and then we headed up stream. I was happy that about half the people actually got out to check out the old Millville Lock, and about a quarter actually made it up to the Millville Rapids. The night ended with ice cream at Sandy’s Softserve in Blackstone. Life if good.

Water trickles over the Rolling Dam
Links:
My Pictures
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

No comments:

Post a Comment