Monday, May 11, 2009

Will and Mike's CT. WhiteH2O Trip

It's so nice to be able to check the surf in the AM and decide if your going for a surf. It is equally as nice if the surf is flat, to have a white water option 1.5 hours from the shop. This morning the surf was flat so Will was I took off for The Mighty Natchaug River in Chaplin,CT. This natural flow gem in eastern CT may be a personal favorite in the area . The river bed is totally unique. A fairly steep gradient makes it worth the drive. At these levels the upper Natchaug ~ England Road to Mouse Trap Rapid~isn't much fun to run. Very low. The good news is there's a perfect hiking trail stretching the length of the bigger rapids. The main lines have just enough water going over them. Perfect little trip to keep our stuff wet. We were also back with plenty of time to surf!!! If there was any.......

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