Monday, May 2, 2016

Otter Brook - May 1, 2016

Heading out
There was a lot of activity as we arrived below the huge Otter Brook Dam. NECKRA was running their race, and a number of other groups had gathered to take advantage of the release. The RICKA crew included me, Paul Pat and Dan. 

After running the shuttle and waiting for the fist group of racers to head out, we put-in at around 10:30. The dam was releasing at 300 cfs – the usual release level.  The river is a nice continuous class II with the most difficult rapid being the Otter Ledge – a 3-foot ledge with the break on river right. I went through first, bouncing off the wave at the bottom and into the eddy to the left below the ledge.  Along Route 101 were more rocks to dodge and eddies to catch. 

After a quick break for lunch we did a second run, and we were still on the way home by 2:30. Great day!  

Pat running Otter Ledge
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