This is a very scenic stretch of whitewater punctuated with a few drops which are more challenging.
The first mile is moving Class 1-2. This builds to consistant class 2-3. This becomes continuous with few breaks and large eddies. When you get to the bridge you'll want to take a break, it will be continuous again until just above the takeout.
This would be a solid choice for when the Middle Moose is too high, as an intro to rock garden creeking, or as an intermediate step from the Middle Moose/Salmon/Fish Creek/Hudson to the Lower Moose.
Add this to the more commonly run lower section to make a full day.
A Class 5 gorge is located well upstream of this section. It is a 3 mile hike in from the end of Beach Mill road. The beta is that it is committed with 7 drops. The first drop is the biggest, and at low water it has undercuts. Last run in 2015 at 800cfs. If you explore please post photos and a description.
Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches
Beaver (1. Moshier) Beaver (2. Eagle) Beaver (3. Taylorville)
Black (1.) Black (2.) Black (3.)
Black (4.) Black (5.) Black, S. Branch
Cincinnati Creek Crystal Creek Deer River (Section 1)
Deer River (Section 2) Fish Creek, E. Branch Independence River (1. Upper)
Independence River (2. Main) Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.) Little Black Creek
Little Woodhull Creek Mad River Mill Creek
Mohawk (1.) Moose (1. Middle) Moose (2. Lower)
Moose (3. Bottom) Moose, Middle Branch Moose, S. Branch (1.)
Moose, S. Branch (2.) Negro Brook Otter Creek
Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge) West Canada Creek (1.) West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge)
West Canada Creek, S. Branch Woodhull Creek (Upper) Woodhull Creek (Middle)
Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)
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Permits are not required for this reach.
From Pine Grove Road take Bradish Road. Continue onto Austin and cross the 4 way intersection onto Donnattsburgh Road. Take out at the blocked bridge.
To get to the put in backtrack to the intersection and turn right. Continue on Georgehill Road until the end. Turn right onto Chase Lake Road and continue straight until it evenutally becomes Bailey. Stay right at the fork to stay on Bailey. Put in at the bridge on Bailey.
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