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Difficulty II-IV
Length 12 Miles
Gauge SACANDAGA RIVER NEAR HOPE NY
Flow Range 5000 - 15000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 32.4 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 2:54 pm

River Description


5000cfs or a jump of 2000 cfs in a day are needed for this to be runnable.

 

From David Brucas

“The start of this section is on a seasonal road. If the snow is cleared, you may still be blocked by a government gate located at 43.27429, -74.66443 (about 1.7 miles past the last bridge). Park there and bushwack to the creek, walk up river a quarter mile to catch a major rapid. (As of April 2010 there was a river wide strainer in between the drops of this rapid. HUGE tree trunk, needs a
chainsaw team.) Map from last bridge to the gate is http://goo.gl/maps/3Jfd
 

If the road is not cleared of snow, you can put in at the bridge that crosses this river at the end of the full season Piseco Road, (43.25483, -74.65369) [The seasonal road starts exactly at the bridge. As with many adk seasonal roads, if it's covered with snow, you will most likely get stuck if you drive in. Every dip gets deep snow, snow hides the road edges making it very easy to drop your wheels into the ditches either side, snow hide big potholes. I've seen cars and vans stuck up there multiple times and left there until the spring thaw. Don't be
foolish.]”

 

From Tim Trezise

“From Oregon Bridge to take out at "broken dam": a bunch of class III fun interspersed with 3 significant IV drops starting with

1) "Cable Car" (a double drop), then

2) Triple Drop (a slide funneling into a 4' drop into a keeper hole (boof left) then just downstream a big boof over an 8' falls, then after some great class III slides and ledges to

3) Broken Dam (run the left side boof)

then take out, climb back up over the drop (river left) and walk up the trail to the secondary road.

Check out the pics and video clips to get an idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb2OktdQK-M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOGUkXofek

 

Check  Dennis Squires book New York Exposed (volume 2) for a description of this section.

 

Mohawk Valley Area Reaches

Canajoharie Creek                           Caroga Creek                                  Cincinnati Creek 

East Canada Creek                          Fish Creek, E. Branch                     Ninemile Creek  

North Chuctanunda Creek               Nowadaga Creek                             Mohawk (1.)  

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                  Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)      Schoharie Creek 

Sprite Creek (Upper)                        Sprite Creek (Lower)                       Spruce Creek 

Timmerman Creek                           West Canada Creek 

 

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Tim Trezise
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9 years ago

From Oregon Bridge to take out at "broken dam": a bunch of class III fun interspersed with 3 significant IV drops starting with 1) "Cable Car" (a double drop), then 2) Triple Drop (a slide funneling into a 4' drop into a keeper hole (boof left) then just downstream a big boof over an 8' falls, then after some great class III slides and ledges to 3) Broken Dam (run the left side boof) then take out, climb back up over the drop (river left) and walk up the trail to the secondary road. Check out the pics and video clips to get an idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb2OktdQK-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOGUkXofek

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David Brucas
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9 years ago

Oh, and read Dennis Squires book (volume 2) for a description of this section. http://www.whitewateroutlaw.com/index2.html

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David Brucas
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9 years ago

The start of this section is on a seasonal road. If the snow is cleared, you may still be blocked by a government gate located at 43.27429, -74.66443 (about 1.7 miles past the last bridge). Park there and bushwack to the creek, walk up river a quarter mile to catch a major rapid. (As of April 2010 there was a river wide strainer in between the drops of this rapid. HUGE tree trunk, needs a chainsaw team.) Map from last bridge to the gate is http://goo.gl/maps/3Jfd -------------------------------------------------------- If the road is not cleared of snow, you can put in at the bridge that crosses this river at the end of the full season Piseco Road, 43.25483, -74.65369 -------------------------------------------------------- [The seasonal road starts exactly at the bridge. As with many adk seasonal roads, if it's covered with snow, you will most likely get stuck if you drive in. Every dip gets deep snow, snow hides the road edges making it very easy to drop your wheels into the ditches either side, snow hide big potholes. I've seen cars and vans stuck up there multiple times and left there until the spring thaw. Don't be foolish.]

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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.

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