Androscoggin, Maine, US
|Usual Difficulty||II(III) (for normal flows)|
|Androscoggin River near Auburn, Maine|
|usgs-01059000||8000 - 30000 cfs||II(III)||00h23m||2150 cfs (too low)|
One putin is at Licoln St., just upstream of Dresser Rips. Probably this is the easiest takeout,
also; other takeouts may be many miles downstream.
If anyone has info re. playable levels and the best access points, please post a comment.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
As far as I know, this is a relatively played spot. I am trying to gather information. I'm watching the water levels change looking for playable waves. Foam pile looks steep. Looks good for flat spins, maybe more. I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THIS WAVE YET. If anybody out there has, I'm looking for any info I can find.
There are other small elements that have formed in along the river right shore but it's shallow on that side. On the river left side there is a large tree in the water.
40,000 CFS -Flood Stage! NOTE: I have only scouted from shore, I have not paddled these waves.
There were several elements to look at. Some nice looking waves to surf, some good sized, fast waves with nice foam piles, but not much for eddy service. A person could hit several waves in one run then walk back up. One major keeper, it's not wide, but there is a powerful looking upstream flow. The ledges down the river right shore are under water, there are some small trees and one good sized tree; watch out for them.