Fritz Crytzer shared:
14 Apr 03: Beautiful Class I-II run, with lots of opportunity for trout fishing along
the way. The cited "100 yards" up the Greenbriar to the takeout is more like 200
yards, and a real bear when the Greenbriar is full! Campsites and trout fishing at the
put-in are great!
Check the "Flow Info" tab for a link to a state/NOAA gauge just upstream of Blue Bend. 2.8 feet is a high flow with very little technicality. Please post your level so we can establish a minimum navigable flow.
Some friends paddled Anthony Creek over Memorial Day weekend in 2005, when the Greenbrier was about 5000cfs at Alderson. There was no way they could make the attainment, and probably would have ended up well downstream if they had tried to ferry across. Fortunately, there's a trail on the river left side of the Greenbrier. It's a bit over 1/4 mile to the road. IIRC, the trail isn't too rough, so dragging your boat is a good option. If you head down the Greenbrier you might be able to take out about 3 miles downstream at Keister, but you'll still have to walk at least a couple of hundred yards through the woods. I'm inclined to think that if Anthony Creek is high enough to be running, taking the trail back to the bridge is the best option.
Those guys are right when Anthony is up, attaining the Greenbrier is a B%^&*, I'd rather paddle on down the greenbrier
There is a state/NOAA gauge on the bridge about a mile above Blue Bend. Help out by providing a comment on these gauge levels.
There is no staff gauge, so if on-site you will have to look at the first riffle below the swimming area. If there's enough water to get over it without scraping, you're probably fine.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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