This river description is temporarily down for editing and updating. I'll have it back up asap. Thanks G Dalton
Gordon, I added some approximate lat/lon coords. I don't really know where the best putin is, so I made an educated guess. Could you please look at it and put your local knowledge to work? Thanx.
Ran the NFT on 12/14/09 and removed the "stick" from the top part of Cushion (it was actually a 4-foot log!). Also pulled the wood from the drop below Prison Love. Still at least 1-2 wood walks on the creek.
I recently ran the North Fork of the Tye for the first time with Scott Anderson and Billy Armstrong. It was a bit below the recommended low. Paksaw is an extremely tight line at low water, a bit of a guard hole forms in front of one of the undercuts on Entrance, and the rapid below Glide, 'Boof Right', presented its case with a close call, a near sideways pin. It seems important to get a good boof exactly on line to thread the two boulders below the boof. It might be a good idea to set safety at lower water, in case of a pin. The weather was perfect for taking pictures. We kept a low profile and stayed in the confines of the riverbed.
Packsaw has changed: the big rock that made the right bank at the final step of the rapid has fallen into the flow. It now splits the current and makes the move A LOT harder and tighter, especially at low flows.
10 years ago
by Gordon Dalton
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Second Drop of Cushion
One of the big ones on the NF Tye
Cushion on the NF of the Tye VA
North Fork Tye River
A sieve on the NFT
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