Wills Creek, Pennsylvania, US
Fairhope to Hyndman
||III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
This river is a fun class IV with a road alongside allowing most of the river to be car scouted.
There is one section which merits a close look, Yo-Yo Rapid, while the rapid itself has changed
radically from the description found in most guide books, there is a difficult slot move in the
drop just below the house size rock that use to be the main problem in the rapid. The river left
slot is against the railroad retaining wall and is severely undercut creating a major problem if
things go wrong The center slot appears to be the best shot from above; there are shallow rocks in
the landing and just below the slot making the move more difficult than either the right or left
slots. The right slot consists of a boof move of a large flattish rock and is relatively clean,
however at high levels it becomes a large hole and there is a potential pinning rock 10 feet below
with all the current from the slot hitting it.
YO YO HAS CHANGED AGAIN DO NOT RUN LEFT SLOT AS IT NOW HAS A 10 ft X 10Ft PIECE OF CONCRETE IN IT.
THE SLAP OF CONCRETE SITS ON AN ANGLE CAUSING ALL FLOW TO GO UNDER THE RETAINING WALL.
Overall this a great run with a creekish feel, there is one other drop that is below the last
bridge befor the take out, its is a river wide ledge that can be run easily tight on the right side
or through a tough set of slot moves even farther right.
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Last Updated: 2007-03-05 09:06:14