Davidson, North Carolina, US
1. Forest Service Road 475-A @ Cove Creek to Low Head Dam (Upper)
||III+(IV) (for normal flows)
Whaleback - Not enough right boat angle = hole ride
Whaleback - Not enough right boat angle = hole ridePhoto of Dave Schall by Darrell McPeake taken 09/28/02 @ >2.0 (low)
An alt. put-in .8 mile above Cove Creek where three forks come together. This adds .8 mile and 80
ft. or so of gradient.
There is a well used and maintained trail running the length of the river on the left side.
This run starts off with its largest rapid right at the start and has numerous class III rapids
within this section. With its non-stop boogie and beautiful setting within the rhododendron
undergrowth you'll want to do a few quick laps of this section, and with a riverside trail it is
also possible to get your mountain biking fix for the week running the shuttles. But while blasting
down keep in mind that wood is a frequent visitor of this stream bed.
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Last Updated: 2006-12-29 12:59:12