From "Keystone Canoeing" by Ed Gertler:
Below Martic Forge, the Pequea bends to the right, and the walls of a rock-ribbed, hemlock-lined gorge envelope the stream. At its heart roars an exciting, twisting flume wrought by two narrow, three-foot drops, squeezed very closely together. A bunch of riffles and easy rapid round out this tiny whitewater delight.
Suzy's hole is the only signifcant rapid at most flows. It's a 2-part ledge drop that provides some good creeking practice. It's about half-way from the put-in to take-out, with a warning sign notifying of the rapid ahead.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Site of the old Martic Forge Hotel
Suzy's Hole ~550 cfs
Suzy's Hole - First Drop - Normal Flows
Suzy's Hole - Second Drop - Normal Flows
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