Waterman Brook, Vermont, US
Upper French Hill Rd to River Rd
||IV-V (for normal flows)
Kettle FallsPhoto of Simone by Scott G taken 05/10/09 @ high runnable
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.
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Last Updated: 2011-07-14 02:15:03