Casselman, Pennsylvania, US
2) Markleton to Harnedsville (Confluence)
||II-III (for normal flows)
Terminator HolePhoto taken 05/23/11 @ 3.80 ft
This beginner-intermediate run is a stone's throw from the Lower Yough and is often runnable
in the winter/spring when the Yough is too high for an intermediate paddler's taste. The flow
is fast and mostly Class II in difficulty. The river is also fairly open, but one can find plenty
of slalom play and good surfing throughout the run at medium levels.
There are two spots that approach Class III in difficulty. The first is a large munchy hole in
the center of the river at a bend to the left, not long into the run. The hole is easily
avoidable on the left. About halfway through the run the river necks down to a narrow river right
chute that creates a fairly vigorous drop. This is a good place to surf and eat your lunch.
The Fort Hill to Harnedsville section is mainly class 2, with only one rapid approaching 3. A
waterfall (Cucumber Run, I believe) comes in on the river left. This rapid is run to the river
All the roads are accessible from Rte. 281.
Markleton Road off 281, pull off into the park on the right.
Fort Hill Road off 281, pull off onto the sides of the road.
Take Route 523 off 281 and continue until the bridge, turning left into the dirt parking area.
John Kling helpfully gave the distances:
Markleton to Ft. Hill is 5.963 miles;
Ft. Hill to Harnedsville to 5.819 miles.
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Last Updated: 2012-03-22 15:56:48