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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 2 Miles
Flow Range 3500 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 141 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2016 2:20 pm

River Description

If the last drop looks good then you have enough water for the run. Hike up the trail on the left side of the creek for 1.75 miles then head to the river. If it is flat then you've gone far enough. If the creek is really high an extra half mile walk will bring you to the hardest drop on the run.

The entire run is solid Class 4 creeking from the putin on down. Expect slides aand boofs throughout. Enjoy, but keep an eye out for strainers.

According to Adrian Vanden Bout, this run requires an hour-long, two-mile hike in from the road--but it's worth it. It often collects wood; scout from the trail.

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South-Eastern Adirondack Area Reaches

Batten Kill                                          Beecher Creek                                         County Line Brook

Dunning Creek                                  East Stony Creek                                  Elbow Creek

Georgia Brook                                   Glen Creek                                             Holmes Lake Outlet

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)       Hudson (4.)                                              Hudson (5.)

Hudson (6.)                                       Jimmy Creek                                             Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)

North Creek                                       Pike Brook                                                Piseco Outlet

Roaring Branch                                  Sacandaga (1.)                                        Sacandaga (2.)

Sacandaga, E. Branch (1.)                Sacandaga, E. Branch (2.)                       Sacandaga, E. Branch (3.)

Sacandaga, Middle Branch               Sacandaga, W. Branch (Upper)                Sacandaga, W. Branch (Lower) 

Sand Creek                                       Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)         Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Stony Creek (1.)                                 Stony Creek (2.)                                    Tenant Creek

Wolf Creek


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Rapid Descriptions


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Adrian VandenBout
13 years ago

sorry Matt, but i've gotta add here. its not 2 miles but 1.50 - 1.75. the other creek we ran that day may have been 2 miles (E. Branch Sacandaga, the Square Falls section). Adrian

Gage Descriptions

Sacondaga should be above 3500 or should have jumped 1500 in a day for this to run. If the last drop looks good you should have plenty of water.

Directions Description

The Takeout bridge is located 9.8 Miles north of Wells, or 16.1 Miles south of Johnsburgh. The bridge is just southwest of the sign indicating the county line.

Hike up on the left for 1.75 miles to the Putin

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Moose River Video

Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.


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1190148 04/11/09 Benny Bramlage n/a
1198434 10/23/10 Matt Muir Added booklink.
1206160 04/12/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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