Posts Tagged ‘whitewater’

A.Roy Curtis (right) and Gabor Degre negotiate the main drop of Upper Gordon Falls on the Mattawamkeag River on April 8th 2012.  The river flow was 2800 cubic feet per second. BDN photo by Gabor Degre

Mattawamkeag River provides whitewater thrills

By Gabor Degre, BDN staff on May 07, 2012, at 1:55 p.m.
I heard from several boaters that running the Mattawamkeag River usually becomes favorable around the end of the whitewater paddling season. Due to a huge watershed the river stays high and runnable long after the smaller streams dry up. We had such a dry spell in the early spring of …
Nicholas Wood waits in the eddy formed behind a boulder at the rapid paddlers refer to as "the corner" below the Valley Avenue Bridge drop on the Kenduskeag Stream.  The stream iced out unusually early making this March 13th run possible.

Early Kenduskeag rapids provide a thrill

By Gabor Degre on April 09, 2012, at 1:40 p.m.
My guess is that I’m not even in the first 50,000 people who successfully negotiated the rapids of Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor. That perception does not bother me the least bit. I consider myself one of the many who ran the rapids with some anticipation, eventually reacting with a huge …