New Haven - 2. West Lincoln to Rte. 116 bridge


New Haven, Vermont, US

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2. West Lincoln to Rte. 116 bridge (The Ledges)

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 1.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 165 fpm

Toaster


Toaster
Photo of Tad by Pat Rogers taken 05/31/03 @ 350 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW HAVEN RIVER @ BROOKSVILLE, NR MIDDLEBURY, VT
usgs-04282525 300 - 1480 cfs IV+ 00h41m 184 cfs (too low)


River Description

The New Haven "Ledges" is a classic Vermont creek run. It may be short, but there are plenty of great rapids and drops in that distance. Multiple runs are the norm, and it's a great place for an after-work run.
From the putin, boulder garden rapids interspersed by fast moving water lead to the ledges. Multiple lines exist down these sloping drops, guarded by sizable holes.
A few more boulder rapids lead to a short pool above Toaster, the largest single drop on the river. This 15-foot fall has changed since the guidebook was written and is now a simple run down the centre.
After Toaster the run is a continous rapid right to the takeout, with more boulder gardens and some great boof ledges.

Steep Creeks of New England has more info on this run.

Directions:
From Bristol, take Rte. 116 East for a couple of miles. Just after crossing the New Haven, take a right onto Lincoln Rd. and follow toward West Lincoln. Put in about 1.5 miles up this road, above all visible rapids, before entering West Lincoln, where there is a large parking area on the right. Most rapids can be scouted from the road on the way up, or from convenient pull-offs.
To takeout: head downstream, back to 116, and take a left. Cross the bridge and park in the White Church parking lot next to the river. Please change conservatively. On a busy church day, park in the last pull-off on Lincoln Rd.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-03-30 16:56:28

Rapid Descriptions

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