Ausable, W. Branch, New York, US
|Usual Difficulty||V+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||260 fpm|
|Max Gradient||260 fpm|
|AUSABLE RIVER NEAR AU SABLE FORKS NY|
|usgs-04275500||900 - 1500 cfs||V+||01h52m||449 cfs (too low)|
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.
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