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Old 03-21-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Jessup River, west of Rt. 30

Based on last year paddling, anyone paddle going west to note if the numerous large tree obstructions were cleared? They were numerous and rather difficult to maneuver around on land last time I attempted it. I have seen cars frequently parked at the bridge but assume these are all eastbound paddlers headed to Indian lake. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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Put in at Rt. 30 and paddled west on the Jessup last Fall. I remember a few tight spots (maybe had to get out of the boat once or twice) but made it several miles west. It was very scenic.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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do you mean this one?

Photos above were taken one month before Irene...
That jam still shows on Google Earth, Caltopo satellite, and Bing. Not sure of Caltopo and Bing, but GE lists image date of 9-26-2015.
So....if that jam survived Irene, I truly doubt that any natural occurrence washed it away since last September.

We traversed on the jam, footing was precarious at best, buddy in the photo (hickoryskier) plunged through up to his importants with one leg, could have been serious.

That big log jam was the only one that was tricky, several other bank to bank deadfalls were humped over, two of them needed a carry.
We had no other obstructions between Whitaker Lake outlet and Rt 30.
That section of the Jessup, from Military Rd bridge to Whitaker Lake outlet is seldom paddled, that big log jam is an effective strainer for most paddlers!!

I had posted a TR here:
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:22 PM   #4
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Yes, that one looks familiar. Somehow I missed the trip report- thanks.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:10 PM   #5
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Paddled from rte 30 bridge to bridge where Stripperguy put in and returned last August. It was a typical stream paddle, several beaver dams to contend with but the large obstruction was gone. Beautiful stream and lots of broad leaf type trees. Highly recommend. John
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