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Post by road_warrior64 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:16 pm

For several years, I lived near Blackwater Creek in Jasper, Alabama. I could put in on Curry Hwy (AL. 257) and paddle about 2.5 miles through some great Class 2/3 rapids. Then, I'd take out, portage a half mile over the hill, and put back in a quarter mile from the put in. This "horseshoe" has been the best shuttleless run I've done but I'm sure there are others out there. Ideally, a creek would meander for several miles before winding back to within 100 yards of itself. Anybody know of anymore "horseshoes" out there?


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Re: Horseshoes?

Post by pblanc » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:04 pm

Well, there is the lower Youghiogheny loop section in which the river has 6-7 rapids in the first mile below the put-in (below Ohiopyle Falls). The river gives up a good bit of gradient in the loop so the carry out is rather steep. I think it is a bit over 1/4 mile back to the put-in from the loop take-out.

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Post by thomsonbytheriver » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Slave River NWT. Stunning river, endless play and big water. Huge loop- end up back yards from your car. ... 797c7489c7

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Post by VTBoater » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:56 pm

The Dragover section of the Ouachita in Arkansas is a fun, easy spot with camping right at the put-in. ... l/id/2699/" onclick=";return false;

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Re: Horseshoes?

Post by Atucky » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Mather Gorge (Potomac River, below Great falls).

Park at old anglers in, paddle up C&O canal, then paddle down Mather Gorge. No shuttle required.
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