Red Moshannon Creek, Pennsylvania, US
|Usual Difficulty||II+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||28 fpm|
|Moshannon Creek (Red Mo) at RT53 Bridge|
|virtual-57690||350 - 2500 cfs||II+||00h29m||545.778 cfs (running)|
|This is a VIRTUAL gauge based on Don Frew's estimation. Equates to about 1.0' to 3.5' at the RT53 bridge.|
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|5.5||Four Pines Island||I|
Put-in river-left just below the Peale bridge.
The first "action" after 2+ miles of warm up. Wavetrains on river-right where most of the flow pushes.
The clear path is river-right of this island. This is the popular destination for "on-river" spectating carnage at Rattlesnake Rapid on race day!
Rocks the size of a Magnavox TV river-right on the outside of a slight turn to the left.
Looks to only be 3 pines remaining. Keep river-left.
The biggest hole on the Red Mo. The Slant Rock is river-left and the hole is left of center. Playable if you can attain. Some brave folks have been seen jumping off this rock, but it would appear to be a fairly shallow landing.
Stay river-left to miss the "action". Beware of Chicko's that lurks submerged in the middle of the river halfway through the rapid.
Stay river-right and "split" the Twinn's because this is the finale!
Take-out river-left under or just past the bridge.