Greenville Falls to Blankenship Sanctuary 05-26-2014

Date 2014-05-26
Distance 5.6 km3.5 mi
Duration 1h:32m
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Had a great paddle down Greenville Creek and the Stillwater River. We put in just downstream of Greenville Falls. The trip down Greenville Creek is quite fast with lots of riffles and runs and no slow pools. Often, the creek is flanked by cliffs, sometimes overhanging the water. It is a very beautiful stretch of water.

Just downstream for the confluence, we had to portage around the Covington Waterworks dam. We picked the right side, and while it was a considerable pain in the but, I think the left side would have been worse.

Gauge on Greenville Creek near Bradford: 1.83 Ft. and 110 CFS
Stillwater river near Pleasant Hill: 2.07 Ft. and 259 CFS

Water level was good, and clarity was good on Greenville Creek. We did scrape bottom in most riffles, but only got stuck once. I scraped up the canoe a lot, but the kayaks were fine. Water level was good with murky water on the Stillwater. No particularly slow spots.

I think I would like to try this with the gauge hight above 2' and flow above 200 CFS at Bradford.