Black Moshannon Creek - Gorton Road to Rt. 53 Bridge

Black Moshannon Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Gorton Road to Rt. 53 Bridge (Black Mo)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 3.3 Miles


Photo by Rand McFarland (KHCC) taken 05/01/11 @ 10 inches

River Description

Lat / Longitude data are approximate, from TopoZone.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-10-19 00:37:08

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 5 2011 (1999 days ago)
Jon NelsonDetails
4" on the put-in bridge is a minimal level for an enjoyable run, although the Black gets run at
lower levels. At 4", the right side of Pyramid is pretty boney, so try the center left route.
Thanks for taking out the strainer -- the last rapids tends to collect wood.
May 3 2011 (2001 days ago)
Randall McFarlandDetails
Ran the final 3.8 miles twice on Sat. April 30 @ 10" on the putin bridge gauge, Beech Creek @ 8.3'
Ran Sun May 1 @ 8" , Beech Creek @ 7.6' These were good levels. Both Beech Creek readings were on a
falling gauge. Cut out a river wide strainer just above the takeout. There was one other strainer
on this section it is easily seen and easily avoided. Rand
September 1 2006 (3705 days ago)
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There really isn't a reliable gauge on the internet for
the Black. You have to go look at it. There is a
gauge on the river right side of the bridge just below
the put-in. We've run it below 0 on that gauge, but
we were jonesin'. 4"-6" is worth the trip out here.
Peter Smith ...................................Cory~ Beech Creek at 880 cfs and the gauge on the
bridge was 4.5
June 30 2006 (3769 days ago)
Cory BryantDetails
Edward says (Beech Creek at Monument should be at 7.3 feet).
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