BLACK RIVER (WASHAGO) & HEAD RIVER

Book by April 3. Date tentative. The actual date will depend on optimal water levels. This section of the Washago Black River is a short run from the concrete bridge on Hwy 169 south of Washago to the first concession road west. It’s a short stretch of river, but we will take about 3 hours of paddling, working the river. It is an easy, fun run where paddlers can practice eddies, ferries and surfing, with little or no consequences (except for the COLD water). If the water level is suitable, and there is interest, we can drive over to the nearby Head River. The Head is small and technical, and has been described as a mini-Beaver Creek. In this short section there are a number of Class 2-3 ledge rapids that require precise maneuvering. This river is best for skilled intermediates. There will probably still be some snow in the bush and the water will be cold. Tandem canoes must have a center airbag. Wetsuits or drysuits and helmets are required. Limit 5 canoes.

The Basics
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 16:38
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jon McPhee
Phone: 
905-640-8819