Otter Brook Class 2+ Whitewater

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Trip dates: Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:00 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled releases for Lower Otter Brook on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2. This is a 3-mile run of continuous Class 2+ (the racecourse is 8 miles). See the links below for descriptions by NECKRA and American Whitewater. This run is narrow, technical and fast with a 2-foot ledge drop in one rapid. Eddies are small, often hard to catch, and wood is always a potential hazard. For your safety and the safety of the group, if you have not previously paddled Class 2 or 3 with the trip leader (or someone we know and can talk to), expect to answer a lot of questions to be included. Swims in this river can be problematic. A wetsuit or drysuit will make this trip more comfortable. The water's likely to be cold. Paddlers will need a whitewater-capable canoe or kayak with flotation (mandatory) and the skills to maneuver confidently in continuous, swift-flowing current around rocks, ledges, holes, large waves and strainers. Kayaks and C-1s must have a tight-fitting neoprene sprayskirt or your boat will swamp. All paddlers must wear a helmet and PFD at all times while on the water. Helmets and PFDs are mandatory while on the water
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Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Trip state: 
Conrad Nuthmann (978-582-9265; Any)

Boston AMC Class 3 Senior Leader and ACA Level 2 Instructor

Trip location: 
Otter Brook, Keene, NH
Wait Listed
Trip country: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Creation date: 
2021-04-21 14:46:26.0
Last updated: 
2021-04-29 13:19:43.937