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Old 08-20-10, 09:59 PM   #1
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White water rafting in NYv

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I want to go white water rafting. I live in NY. I hear the hudson river gorge is fly (especially in the spring), but I'm worried that it may be lame come september. Anyone have any recommendations as to where to embark on this adventure?


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Old 08-21-10, 09:32 AM   #2
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Ammm, Google?

Or a whitewater forum?
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spend the 8 hour drive and do the New River Gorge in WV instead
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Better off kayaking in NY, or like above me says head to WV.
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Any river that relies on snowmelt will have to wait until early sping (wear a neoprene suit). A river that has periodic dam releases can be run most of the year.

In PA, the "grand canyon" (Pine creek, Near Wellsboro) is class II (one class III rapid) and is reliably "up" in April. I run that in open canoe fairly regularly. The Lehigh near Jim Thorpe is more of a solid class III and has periodic dam releases. The Yough in Ohiopyle State park is Class II - Class IV depending on the section.

If you venture further into WV (as previously mentioned), you have (arguably) the most challenging rivers in the East. The upper Yough (class IV and V), the Cheat (class IV and V) and New Rivers. The eastern border of WV has the more canoe-friendly whitewater (class III and below) such as the upper Potomac, the Shenandoah River and other.

Pine Creek in April 2002:


Upper North branch of the Potomac WV, the day that my older brother and younger brother found out they were incompatible in a canoe
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Any river that relies on snowmelt will have to wait until early sping (wear a neoprene suit). A river that has periodic dam releases can be run most of the year.

In PA, the "grand canyon" (Pine creek, Near Wellsboro) is class II (one class III rapid) and is reliably "up" in April. I run that in open canoe fairly regularly. The Lehigh near Jim Thorpe is more of a solid class III and has periodic dam releases. The Yough in Ohiopyle State park is Class II - Class IV depending on the section.

If you venture further into WV (as previously mentioned), you have (arguably) the most challenging rivers in the East. The upper Yough (class IV and V), the Cheat (class IV and V) and New Rivers. The eastern border of WV has the more canoe-friendly whitewater (class III and below) such as the upper Potomac, the Shenandoah River and other.

Pine Creek in April 2002:
[img]http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s65/StupidlyBrave/Canooooz/rapids2.gif[/ig]

Upper North branch of the Potomac WV, the day that my older brother and younger brother found out they were incompatible in a canoe
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Beat me to it !

MAin St. Jim Thorpe and Wellsboro are neat places to walk around for the day, also
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Ammm, Google?

Or a whitewater forum?
This: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/
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