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subject Saranac (Casey Road to Redford) on Sunday
author Chris Weed
city Burlington
posted Thursday May 9th 2019, 10:53 AM

We have a decent medium level now, and there is rain coming tonight into Friday afternoon. The weather in Redford looks good for Saturday afternoon. I could be have been persuaded to move the trip to Sunday due to the multiplicity of nearby options due to Friday's rain, although the weather won't be quite as nice on Sunday according to the current forecast. I may reschedule the trip again if it makes sense. The Saranac may actually be uncomfortably high this weekend.

The American Whitewater River Guide entry for this section is here. The length of the run is ~5.5 miles to the upstream takeout (bridge at NB Saranac confluence) or 7.65 miles to the downstream takeout (just below the Ore Bed Road bridge).

The usual routine is this:  Meet at the Milton Park & Ride at 11:00 am, consolidate vehicles, head up to the Grand Isle Ferry, and cross over to Plattsburgh. From there it's Route 314 to I-87, go 1.2 miles to Route 374, go ~7 miles to Route 3, and take Route 3 to Redford (southwest of Plattsburgh). We normally meet at the Maplefield's convenience store there, then select a takeout, change, and head up to the put-in (0.9 miles down Casey Road).

Depending on where they'll be coming from, some people may find it easier to get to Redford via a different route, e.g., the Crown Point (Champlain) bridge and take I-87 north, or Route 78 from Swanton and take I-87 south.

Let me know if you're interested.

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