This is the rare tiny creek with a gauge within
a mile of the takeout. John Greer and I ran this on Oct. 28, 2006.
It was running at about 500cfs which seemed to be a good medium
What a great stretch of creekin! After a few hundred
yards of class 3 warm up, the creek gave us 2 miles of tight,
steep, continuous, class 4 boogie, punctuated with an occasional
class 5 drop ( a few in a row just below the bridge). Keep your
eyes open for wood and horizion lines, as both seem to jump up
on you frequently.
where the road crosses the creek. Be careful. there's a Snooty fishing
club which owns all of the land around the last 1/2 mile of the
creek and has lots of No Trespassing signs up. I've been told they
have cameras mounted in the trees to monitor tresspassing (I'm not
Another option would be to take out above the horse
farm and climb up the bank to the road. It's not a bad climb, the
land seems to be public and you only miss one good rapid (Horse
I've been keeping my eye on this one for awhile. From the gage statistics it only breaks 400 cfs on average 1-2 times a year, so you better be ready to call in sick. If you're up for this, consider a possible first descent on Posts Brook from Glenwild Ave/Otterhole Rd. to a hike out to East Shore Dr.
The gauge is a few hundred yards below the takeout, and this is a small creek, so if the gauge is dropping fast, it may be lower at the put-in.
This run was great at 500CFS. Above above 800 it will be very continuous, with few eddies.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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West Brook NJ
Lots of Boogie on West Brook
Has anyone else run this creek?
Boogie on West Brook
West and Posts Rain Gauge Map
Map of West Brook
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