It was August and September 2007 when we went exploring the North Eastern States of America for some paddling; we knew we’d get the Yough and the Gauley and the Beaver and some other good dam releases, but at the same time we were disappointed that we would miss the October Moose Fest. However some locals persuaded us it could still be a jolly, even at low summer flows so we went and investigated….
I’ve seen pictures of this drop when there’s actually some water – quite a terrifying hole forms at the bottom. [Chris and Nick]
Chris on a little slotty drop further down the Moose
There was some definite scrapeage between the drops – when the river widened there wasn’t really enough water. However the weather was amazing and when we did get to the drops they were fun and picturesque.
One car was always an issue – at the end of this run Jo and I had a long walk back to the car. It was quite intimidating: crazed dogs, suspected of rabies, even the squirrels were a potential threat. It was a real wilderness walk!
Chris: The final drop of the day, just a huge reservoir and our long walk.