Guidebook: Adirondack Canoe Waters, North Flow, by Paul Jamieson and Don Morris, published by Adirondack Mountain Club.
Bobby "ZoneDogg" Miller shared on 2005-07-01:
Joe Stumpfel and I ran this section at on Sunday, June 26 at about 500 cfs on the Au Sable gauge. It was a good flow for the Gorge, but the Flume itself was too low. The left (where most of the water goes) drops into a horrible pothole. The right (a 25-30 foot drop through a narrow notch) would have been runnable with a little more water. We did a 20+ foot seal launch on the cliff on the right. The drop above the Flume (a narrowly constricted 15-foot double drop) was still pretty heavy at this low flow and would probably be real beefy with more water. Demon Falls (just downstream of the Flume) was a fun 8-10 foot drop. Overall, this is a pretty cool park-n-huck that would be great to combine with the Whiteface section--probably would be pretty good at 1000 cfs on the Au Sable gauge.
Plattsburgh Area Reaches
Ausable (Ausable Chasm) Ausable, E. Branch
Ausable, W. Branch (4. High Falls Gorge) Ausable, W. Branch (5. The Flume)
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Chateaugay Great Chazy (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)
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Little Black Brook Little Trout
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Saranac (1. Union Falls to Silver Lake Road) Saranac (2. Silver Lake Road to Redford)
Saranac (3. High Falls Gorge) Saranac (Sec. 4)
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