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Difficulty V
Length 2.3 Miles
Flow Range 5000 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 22 minutes ago 531 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2016 2:22 pm

River Description

See the New York Exposed book for the description.

As far as we know, the first descent of this crick was by John Greer, Chris, Allan, Marie and Mano, who scouted and successfully ran it on Oct. 15th 2005. John reports:
"Elbow creek is tiny and follows the side of the road the whole way. The top part is tighter, with large boulders, then it opens up but gets more continuous. I don't remember too much. There was some wood, but surprisingly little for that kind of stream. We figured some locals must have cleared it out, but we don't know if any run it regularly."


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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206163 04/12/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1193784 06/15/04 n/a n/a
1198429 10/23/10 Matt Muir Added abstract and updated with description of the First Descent.
1198460 10/26/10 Matt Muir Added a little info from first D.