Deerfield, Vermont, US
1) Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir (Searsburg Section)
||III (for normal flows)
Searsburg Section of the Deerfield, Surfing
Searsburg Section of the Deerfield, SurfingPhoto of Josh Lutz by ChuckS taken 04/19/08 @ 1150 CFS
Ran the river with a gauge reading of 2500 CFS and updated the maximum flow accordingly, great
A continuous II+ to III Run.
I’ve emailed Transcanada to try and get details as to the exact flow when I ran it today.
Update at somewhere between 850 and 1550.
The water was up on the shore in some places and eddy’s were not often available.
The First larger feature I’m now calling initiation is as you approach your first bridge
under route 9. We bore river right at the split and the feature was much less technical than at
500cfs, just waves with a pool below the bridge.
The next feature is a sharp left turn in the river and on river right there is a whirlpooly eddy
with a large pourover. Mark Z went and played in it a little while Todd and I sat it out.
I’ll post the pics from my camera.
At the next river split we again went river right for some really nice 3-4 foot standing
Finally we came to Bolder Guard Rapid. We briefly eddy’d behind boulder guard and than
simply ran straight through. It was much less technical at this higher level, kind of upper west
Again a pretty continuous II+ to III Run. The whole river is simply surf wave after surf wave,
though catching some in the fast current would be hard. Again, not a place for someone without a
good roll and river reading skills. Good intermediate run.
Posted by Chuck Still
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Last Updated: 2010-06-28 07:37:20