All Club Trip – West Branch


Trip Report – West Branch Susquehanna, May 26

Twenty-two CCCC members paddled the Rolling Stone to Karthus section of the West Branch (about 10.5 miles). We put-on the river at 10am and took-out at 4pm. This was one hour later than expected, due to a thunderstorm that caused a pause of almost one hour. The level on the West Branch was about 2.6 ft, which covered most of the rocks and still left a few waves for surfing. We stopped three times. The first stop was at a short rapids about 2 miles from Rolling Stone, which allowed many paddlers to practice ferrying across the river. The second stop for water and swimming was about half-way. The third stop was at the top of Moshannon “Falls” for lunch and snacks and scouting the rapids (Class I+). Right after this stop the thunderstorm arrived and forced the fourth unplanned stop. The scenery was glorious with numerous photos posted on Facebook. This was a very successful trip, with all types of boats making the journey.

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