CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Falls

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CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Falls

Postby tailspin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:40 pm

This is a trip I just went on with some friends. It was from WhiteRiver Junction to Bellows Falls on the Connecticut River.
The best part was camping next to the Harpoon Brewery with it's pub and extreme sized Jenga blocks.
Two people ran the Sumner Falls without issue, then paddled back up and did it again.
Enjoy.

Here is the trip route: https://sites.google.com/site/tailspin2 ... ects=0&d=1
Here are the pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/XEsmhi4oRXy76CJV9

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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby tailspin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:45 pm

It's hard to see but in the last 3 pictures, there are some "fog vortexes" rising off the water. It was pretty cool to see those.

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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby kayakerjnj » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:26 am

Looks like you had a great trip!

Great pictures!

Thanks for sharing :D
Paddle with a big smile, its contagious :D


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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby Ken R » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:48 am

I would love to do a trip like that, if anyone is interested for next year.
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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby Tortoise » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:23 am

looks like a fantastic trip. I like the brewery part :)

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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby tailspin » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:07 am

Ken R wrote:I would love to do a trip like that, if anyone is interested for next year.


I have been doing these types of trips for 13 years now. We always go in September / October since it's still fairly warm and the crowds and bugs are gone.
We try and pick a different location each year. Past trips have been the Allagash, Delaware Water Gap, many in the Adirondacks.
If you want to join us next year, email me. We love to bring in new people.

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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby Briggsy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 pm

Hey John, We did the CT river from Dodge Falls Dam (near Ryegate) to Wilson Landing (just north of Hanover VT). It was a fab trip and a good distance without portaging around dams, which is the big issue with the CT river. Great pics from your trip. Good thing about the CT river is the shuttle between the start and finish, I-91 follows the river quite conveniently!
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Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Postby tailspin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:26 am

I think our trip in 2008 was pretty much the same part of the CT.
https://goo.gl/photos/ojBky2QRHa2dzuKA8

That was a great trip. That part of the river is more populated and a bit slower than below White River Junction.
I have been using the book "Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea". It's a bit old now and I haven't been able to find a good updated book.


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