Twelve intrepid paddlers – 3 tandem canoes, 1 solo canoe, and 5 kayaks – ran the Branch River in RICKA’s annual Branch River Icebreaker. The river was at a nice level – 3.5 feet, 400 cfs. The trip almost started badly when a police car stopped and told us that we could not use the put-in at the Harrisville Dam which is now posted “No Trespassing”. After a bit of negotiating, Mike B. was able to get us approval. Otherwise, the trip was uneventful. Three swims - one below the Harrisville Dam and two in the Glendale Rapid. Nice break at the Oakland Dam. Good day.
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