Ed Evangelidi shared:
The Q is a nice but short run that starts slow and lets you warm up. Once in the rapids section you have pools between the rapids but the run is fairly continuous & has a number of solid Cl 2 rapids packed into a few miles. The steepness of the valley hides most of the ugly mining scenery nearby and the highway crossing is way overhead and not much of a bother either. Stop in at the historical park at the put-in & just before the takeout look around for nesting geese if you are there in spring.
See the Benscreek Canoe Club Stonycreek Watershed Page.
For other streams in this watershed, check out:Stony Canyon (III-IV)Stony Gorge (IV)Roaring Fork (IV)Shade Creek (III-IV)Paint Creek (V)Dark Shade Creek (IV-V)Clear Shade Creek (III)Conemaugh River (I-II)
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This is a video of the run at a lower runnable level.
The Ferndale gage is well downstream on the Stonycreek, with a reservoir between this run and the Stoneycreek, and thus the gauge can only be used to give the roughest idea of whether this is really running. You have to look at the creek and see.
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