Babb Creek - Lick Run to Pine Creek


Babb Creek, Pennsylvania, US

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Lick Run to Pine Creek

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 13.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 27 fpm
Max Gradient 45 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Pine Creek at Cedar Run, PA
usgs-01548500 4.00 - 10.00 ft I-II 01h01m 1.37 ft (too low)


River Description

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-06-20 14:02:13

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 12 2013 (1713 days ago)
bennypenny (153880)
Paddled from Lick Run/Babb Creek to Rattlesnake Rock (Pine Creek) 01-12-12. Launching at the
confluence of Lick Run the first 3 - 4 miles held one signature rapid and many undercut ledges.
Strainers were as expected, portaging around 10 or more, lost count. The lower section, below
Morris, widened out but still offered great waves with the addition of the Stony and Wilson Creek.
Strainers turned into sweepers and the pace picked up, taking only half the time to cover the same
distance as the upper. The mile freeze down on Pine to Rattlesnake Rock canoe access offered a view
of 4 bald eagles. Entire trip top to bottom took around five hours with the local Blockhouse Creek
gauge around 190cfs. Great wilderness run !
January 30 2012 (2335 days ago)
x (1)
Ran lower 6 miles (Morris to Blackwell in Spring 2005 at 120 cfs (about 1.9 ft. on BlockHouse Creek
gauge). A fun, easy class II run. About 6" to 1' higher might make it a very good run.-- Steve
Guthrie


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