Minister Brook, Vermont, US
Kimball Rd to Rt 12
||II-III (for normal flows)
Posted on the VPC message board by Randy Allen
"You call this paddling?" was one comment to be heard right at the start. Small, steep, boat
scraping, paddle banging, few eddies, many strainers, and more than several boat drags through the
woods characterized the first 1/2 mile of this run. But when everything else (including the
scheduled N. Branch Lamoille and the backup N. Branch Winooski) is too high, a freshet like this is
hard for some to resist! We put in at Kimball Road approximately 3 miles up Minister Brook in
Worcester. It finally did open up into mainly a fast class II run with a class III ledge thrown in.
The high point would be watching Eric and Tony run a 15 foot ledge/dam. Although it was exciting
this day, even if the strainers were gone it still is mainly a class II run, and the upper part
class III with more water, but just too fast and relentless for most paddlers' tastes.
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Last Updated: 2003-03-31 07:24:42