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Adept Ascender
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Thanks, everyone! Yes, I'm bringing the duct tape. ;)

Typical flows are about 1-2k cubic feet per second and up to 4-5k after a scheduled dam release. Current readings are measuring 15-28k CFS. Yikes! The river is at record highs and several of the campsites are underwater. As much as I'd like to leave tomorrow, I'm delaying a few days.

Perhaps I'll fit in a hike before I go :)

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Durkee Mower Factory is literally down the street from me.


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Good thing ur waiting since we r getting more rain here, probably raising the river higher. There was a great windows to the wild with willem lange starting out near the top of the river and wiping out in his canoe in the rapids! That man is amazing to have the energy for camping in a t-storm on the CT, and overturning a canoe no less! I hope I have his zeal at that age.

Best of luck and be careful, but it sounds mild to what you've done in the past! I'm sure it will still be an adventure.


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Good idea.
Yesterday, I went out to the North Branch of the Nashua river to do some paddling. My intended afternoon of "light leisurely paddling" turned into a whitewater adventure. VERY fast rivers...

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Sounds like a nice trip. Have fun and good luck!

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Cracky - Your living room reminds me of our foyer, only the foyer is all land stuff (backpacks, tents, etc). Have a safe trip!


Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:24 pm
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Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes. Eventually I'll get up there. This rain up North is really bumming me out.

Beckie and Prema- Wicked funny. My front entrance is completely covered in hiking gear. That's why I had to use the living room. :wink:

I would have used the garage, but it's filled with bikes and climbing gear. Not exactly a bad problem to have...

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Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:20 am
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May want to postpone that trip a bit longer, looks like 1-3 inches of rain for mon-tues according to wmur. I noticed the Androacoggin River was quite high when I was up north this weekend, I assume the CT river isn't much better.


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This has been a crazy year for rain... but a great year to hit all of those streams that are always too shallow to paddle. I made some good distance up the South Branch of the Nashua a few days ago. Typically, its too shallow to even notice.

If you're looking to feed your paddling bug while waiting for the CT to calm down, check out the Nashua. It's a great river with a very colorful history.

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Thanks, guys, for thinking of me and my trip. It's WICKED frustrating. My wife and I have decided to postpone the trip to 1August, rather than continuing the every-few-days reevaluation. The packing, unpacking and packing again has become more exhausting than the trip will be.

But, I'll be paddling in the rain for day trips until I leave. I don't know anything about the Nashua, but I'll look into it, for sure.

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