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Difficulty IV-V
Length 4.5 Miles
Gauge SACANDAGA RIVER NEAR HOPE NY
Flow Range 6000 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 4480 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2016 2:21 pm

River Description


Initial info from New York Exposed: The Whitewater State, Vol. 2, which described this as unrun. The First Descent was noted by a comment:
"We ran this creek Saturday the 4th of April 2009. After a 35-minute hike up the river-right side on the marked trail, we put on in flat water. Within a minute we were scouting the first rapids. Every drop is very runnable and very fun. They are all slides. There is wood in here and scouting is a must. we had to walk an easily runnable V-drop because of wood in the bottom hole. It was doable but because there were only two of us it would not be a wise decision, so we walked. After this there was an amazing 4-drop continuous section that probably drops 100 feet in 50 yards. If there was not so much snow we would have walked to do it again. After this the river is just a continuous 3-4 fun bomb run with trees to practice your slalom skills.
"Having only read Dennis's guidebook, we were a bit reluctant to hike in and do it. But besides the amount of wood in the 3-4 sections, which caused a bit of stress and constant attention...it's a fun, worthwhile run if you add another creek or two into your day."

 

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

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

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10 years ago

We ran this creek Saturday the 4th of April 2009. After a 35 minute hike up the river right side on the marked trail we put on in flat water. Within a minute we were scouting the first rapids. Every drop is very runnable and very fun. They are all slides. There is wood in here and scouting is a must. we had to walk an easily runnableV- drop because of wood in the bottom hole. It was doable but because there was only two of us it would not be a wise decision, so we walked. After this there was an amazing 4 drop continuous section that probably drops 100 feet in 50 yards. If there was not so much snow we would have walked to do it again. After this the river is just a continous 3-4 fun bomb run wirh trees to practice your slalom skills. Having only read Deniis's guide book we were a bit reluctant to hike in and do it. But besides the amount of wood in the 3-4 sections which caused a bit of stress and a constant attention..it was a fun worthwhile run if you add another creek or two into your day.

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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193419 06/15/04 n/a n/a
1206161 04/12/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1198431 10/23/10 Matt Muir Added description of First D from comment, and abstract.