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Printer Friendly North Branch of the Winooski River

North Branch of the Winooski River


Stretch: Along Route 12 between Montpelier and Morristown
Difficulty: Class IV+ to V
Distance: 2.5 miles
Flows: No gauge. Low was ~100 cfs. I bet 250 cfs is a great flow.
Gradient: 113 fpm (it is 140 fpm after the first half mile).
Put-in: Turnout on VT-12
Take-out: Turnout on VT-12
Shuttle: 2.5 miles (5 minutes one way)
Season: Spring from rain... Needs a lot of water.
Written: © 2015
Featured in A Wet State #99 and in A Wet State's contribution to World Kayak's Video Guide

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Take-out: From Highway 2, take VT-12 North out of Montpelier for 13.4 miles. When you see a large turn out on the right park there. If you see a 15 foot falls briefly out your left window… you went too far.

Put-in: Continue up VT-12 for 2.4 miles to a turnout on the right. This is put-in.


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