The river right, downstream of the put-in bridge,land owner is the nice one that Sam described(He's the one with the barbed wire across the creek). He has put a lot of fence up and doesn't have much parking anymore. He wasn't home last time I was there.
There are a couple landowners that you may happen into that are unfriendly when setting your shuttle for Drakes. The fellow that owns the land upstream of the bridge at the normal put-in will have your car towed if you leave it on his property. There are't any "no tresspassing" or "no parking" signs to give away his dislike for people parking there. Andy at Riversport reports that there is an alternate put-in one quarter of a mile upstream of the regular put-in. Use that or have someone drop you off.
Keep your eyes open when you get to the second put-in bridge. The landowner on the right has barbed-wire stretched across the creek just below bridge. Pull over, jump out, jump the fence and jump back in. Please leave the guy's barbed wire alone, it keeps in his horses.
When walking out, you can either walk the dirt road or the rail road tracks. If you walk the tracks, watch out for trains. I prefer the dirt road above the tracks. But the catch is that you can't take it all of the way. You will come to a gate with a few "No Tresspassing" signs. This landowner is very mean(read insane, armed and dangerous) Do not tresspass or attempt to approach these people. Cut down to the railroad tracks BEFORE this gate. There is a trail a couple hundred feet before this gate. Walk the tracks for a short while and then cross them and walk out on the Riversport/Paddler's Lane Bed & Breakfast driveway. 5-2-06
Though the house is for sale, the neighbor at the put-in on the left just passed the bridge (coming up from Confluence) advised that boaters can park in his yard. Stop in and see him and I'm sure he'll let you park.
It's the neighbors on the right after the bridge (coming up from Confluence)that will give you a hard time.
This gage is a very rough guide; if the Yough's really high and/or rising, there's a decent chance that Drake's will be running. Also check out the local rain gage (New Lexington, #2627) for an indication of what's been happening.
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Last Ledge on Drakes
Take out at Drakes
Brian at Last Ledge
Mike doing the rock slide
Mike at Ignorant
Martin doing the rock slide
Martin at top of Ignorant
Last challenging drop
Bigger ledge on Drakes towards the end
Ignorants big final drop
Horseshoe drop just before the big falls/slide in Ignorant
Final Drop on Drake's
Drakes, early in the run
Final 1/3 of Ignorant @ Flood Stage
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