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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 0.6 Miles
Gauge EAST BRANCH HOUSATONIC RIVER AT COLTSVILLE, MA
Flow Range 350 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 211 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/15/2018 4:09 pm

River Description


A few quick words on Bash Bish: This is a very cool and intimate run tucked into a little valley in the Taconic Range where the New York, Massachussetts, and Connecticut state lines converge. The put-in is immediately downstream of the considerable Bash Bish Falls. There will likely be tourists taking pictures of the falls and they will definitely think you are of questionable mental health if you contemplate running the first two drops below the falls. While the rest of the run is mostly IV+ in nature, the first two drops are a big step up from the rest of the run and should be given close visual inspection. They reportedly have been altered by the heavy flooding in October '05 and may no longer be runnable (unless you're really good).

The rest of the run is short but sweet. It moves very quickly. Lots of action/reaction boating. Before you know it, it's over. Either hike back up for another run, or go for the Ted Devoe triple crown: Bash Bish, Hubbard Brook, and the seldom run Umpacheenee Falls.

I will try to get some pics and better logistical info up some time this spring. Enjoy.

 

Capital Region Area Reaches

Basic Creek                                    Batten Kill                                         Claverack Creek 

Cobleskill Creek                             Fox Creek                                         Hannacrois Creek 

Hoosic                                            Hudson (Lock 2)                               Kinderhook Creek  (1.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (2.)                   Kinderhook Creek  (3.)                      Kline Kill 

Normans Kill (1.)                            Normans Kill (2.)                                North Chuctanunda Creek 

Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave)     Mohawk (Cohoes Wave)                   Poesten Kill (0.) 

Poesten Kill (1.)                             Poesten Kill (2.)                                 Quacken Kill  

Schoharie Creek                            Stony Kill                                           Wyant's Kill 

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New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 

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Visual. Very flashy. The West Branch of the Farmington might give the best indication of what water levels in the area are doing. Or call the riverhouse in Falls Village for a visual on the Blackberry, which is probably more accurate, but not available on the internet.

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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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Alex Barham

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Matt Muir

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Jeff Sharpe

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208913 02/15/18 Alex Barham updated
1201498 07/21/12 Matt Muir Added lynx to other stream and gauge, and added abstract. Anyone got photos?
1193949 04/06/08 Jeff Sharpe n/a