This section similar to the Loop on the Youghiogheny ,in the sense that you cross a bridge of reed creek, Drive 200 feet and you are next to the same river, one mile upstream. (not quite a mile)
The loop consists of several class II and a class IV dam at the end. The dam is full of wood but there is a line. You can scout from the road, Boof if you dare. The river is extremely polluted. if the river is rising, the water quality will be poor. It may clear up at lower flows
Below the bridge the river passes through cattle fields
Kayaked this loop with my children ages 10 to 17 in about 30 minutes with ease at about 500 cfs. At the end of the loop we portaged river left around the dam and then continued downstream to the New. Then we turned downstream (left) on the New and pulled out at Rt 100. Total time start to finish 4 hrs. There was an awesome heron nesting ground about half way between the dam and the New river, hundreds of Great Blue Herons and about 40 nests. April 20, 2020
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Reed Creek @Major Grahams Rd, Route 619, AKA the Loop
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