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Patterson and Top New Haven

Sunday Jun 28, 2015
Participants:
Kayak: Noah, Tom N, Chan, Chris I, Scott G, Ryan D, Justin and Ryan M
Organizer: Ryan
Difficulty: advanced WW
Level: medium low
Author: Ryan

Patterson - whoot whoot with more water.  We fired off double laps here as the levels dropped out.  We all were bopping down it boat scouting and such.  Super strong group on a fun river at a lowish level.

 

Top New Haven - We lost Scott, Chan and Noah after the 2 Patterson runs.  The rest of the crew held on for something new.  Over Lincoln Gap we went and set shuttle.  There was a good bit of wood in the river, but do able.  The first rapid was a manky mess with less than a clean line, but we all made it work and it went surprisingly smooth.  There were numerous remarkable rapids up to the signature Waterfall with the SUPER AUTO BOOF.  We all fired it off and were smart about our landings for the most part (myself landing way too flat).  More remarkable rapids followed with one of the last ones sporting a super sticky hole that I landed squarely in.  With several minutes (seconds) of bracing and working back and forth - it spit me out and into the rest of the rapid backwards.  Tom Grabbed my bow and pulled me up and out.  Great save because running the notch below off line would have stunk!  Several more good rapids followed. 

 

This is an excellent slice of whitewater that should be on your shortlist to go run!

 

We wrapped up and shared beers all around...  Another fantastic day on the river with fellow VT boaters.

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