Stony Clove Creek, New York, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||100 fpm|
|STONY CLOVE CREEK BLW OX CLOVE AT CHICHESTER NY|
|usgs-01362370||3.80 - 7.00 ft||III-IV||01h15m||3.43 ft (too low)|
It's tiny, pretty continuous and can easily pick up wood, but you can scout a lot of it from
the road. It's LOTS of fun. As I remember it, the upper parts are mostly boulder garden
rapids and the lower parts are mostly bedrock slides.
If anyone has better info, please offer it up. I haven't run this for years.
NEW INFO: A recent scout when it was a little too low to run revealed a "must do". Here's a little info gathered. It seemed like there were several put-in options available but use good judgement and common sense since some of the possibilities might be sketchy. You probably don't want a crowd on this, mabe three to five paddlers and I would try leaving only one car at the put-in, where ever it is you chose. It seems space is limited. If you decide not to go up that far, I slightly remember a pull-over that you could park two or three cars which would cut-out most the more difficult sections. It seems the higher up you go, the steeper it gets. To get to the put-in just follow the creek up 214. From 214 you can see most of the run. There's a spot where 214 (I think it dose so a few times) but in one particuliar spot look downstream and just below where you are looking at there's a river creek-wide hole. At low level it appeared to be runnable with a sneak to the left, however, it also appeared that at higher levels it would it would get nasty. So, have a look and you decide how or if you wanna run it.
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