Re: Advice on sections 2 and 3

Home Forums Paddlers’ Place Hitting the Trail Advice on sections 2 and 3 Re: Advice on sections 2 and 3

#297
Kalmia
Member

Section Two can easily be combined with Section Three as far down the river as Union Falls. Canoe tripping below Union Falls Dam is trickier because it requires a combination of enough (but not too much) water, and reasonable skills and judgement at reading whitewater. The stretch from Union Falls to Clayburg gets portaged (a LONG walk!) by many through paddlers. From Clayburg to Plattsburg there are long stretches of easy splashy whitewater (aka ‘rock gardens’). Below Imperial Mills Dam in the town of Plattsburg the difficulty picks up a notch or two – and read the earlier thread for warnings about hazards created by cables strung across the river related to a public works project.