October 5th Paddle of Oak Orchard River

We had a marvelous day on the river.  Due to some recent rain, The river was running higher than recently.  That was a good thing in view of the difficulty in paddling over gravel in recent weeks.  It also made for some interesting sections where the current was faster going around exposed and unexposed boulders and downed trees. There were fifteen paddlers. 

This occasionally created backups when we had to pass through narrow areas, but it came in handy having the extra help for paddlers who had mishaps.  It also was fortunate, in some instances, when members of the group had extra clothing in dry bags.   Submitted by:  Richard Schraven