Waterman Brook, Vermont, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||198 fpm|
Waterman is another micro of the Northern Peaks of Mansfield, specifically Sterling Peak (yes Waterman drains Sterling Peak, and Sterling drains Madonna peak) emptying into the Lamoille. It begins as a tiny creek but confluences with French Hill Brook and Belding Pond Brook half way through to gain volume. The second half contains good ledges and a great clean 15 foot falls into cauldron, known as Kettle falls. It runs on similar schedule to Sterling and Kenfield Brooks but is a slight step up from both. Most drops are in the IV+ range but one is a serious V with a big sieve and undercut eddy/room at the end. One descent of this rapid known to date. Water levels can be a bit tricky with a narrow window for a good medium, through which the creek passes quickly. As with all micros wood can be an issue so don't go running anything blind.