Taylorville Whitewater Section Lewis County, NY 9/7/2015

Taylorville Whitewater Section Lewis County, NY 9/7/2015
The map below shows a good portion of the route that I had tracked.

This is where we parked, which was the start point of the tracking. (Note: We did not go to the end of Double Eddy Road to park, as there was no room to park at the time) From there we took the trail which comes out to the bottom of the second falls.

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Above alternate parking
Trail
Above is the trail

When we got to the end of the trail we wanted to start from the put in at the first dam. The trail length is less then .1 mile.

Taylorville Dam aka Taylorville Falls

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Above the Put In
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(Above) Looking downstream from the small walk bridge at the Put In

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This is the second dam. Taylorville Lower Falls

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The 2 dams combine and flow into a section called the Beaverator IV-Rapids

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In the photo above I tried capturing one of the guys coming thru, the next guy went under but came out okay.
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Above shows the section to the right of the second dam, viewed from the main trail.
Approaching the top of the Great White Slide Section
(Above) We are approaching the top of the Great White Slide Section. The following photos are of the Great White Slide area.

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The following photos were taken down along the trail to where there was a picnic table. Note: In the photo above, where the tree line is at back end of photo is where the picnic area is.) Just continue down the trail from the bottom of the Great White Slide.

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(Above) This is the trail viewed from the picnic area.

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The next set of photos are taken at the picnic area. This section I believe is the Dogleg III Rapids and Mindscrambler III Rapids section. I took photos from the top, and then we walked around further down to get some lower views.

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It was at this point we back tracked and went to our vehicle and drove down to the take out on Taylorville Road. Which is at the power plant. Silly me also thought I was still tracking, BUT did not turn it back on, so I will do my best to detail.

To view the Take Out section, and to view the Powerline Boof IV Rapids Section from the bottom. From the parking area you will walk through the gate and continue straight ahead following the small path to the river.

This is on your right before going through the gate. You will have the power plant on your left, the river straight ahead and then if you go right before the fence line the short graveled road leads to the canoe boat launch area.
(Above) This is on your right before going through the gate. You will have the power plant on your left, the river straight ahead and then if you go right before the fence line the short graveled road leads to the canoe boat launch area.

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The next set of photos are taken at the Take Out site.

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The next set of photos are also taken from the Take Out section looking upstream towards Powerline Boof IV Rapids Section.

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From here we back tracked back towards the parking area. When you reach the gate, turn and walk right along the fence line and follow the penstock a short distance. You will see a small path that leads again back to the river. The following photo is a visual from where I was standing at the trail that leads down to the river, and I am looking back up towards the parking area.

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These photos are of the Powerline Boof IV Rapids Section

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To explore this whole section from start to finish took us about 2 1/2 hours. For actual walking distance in both areas maybe about 1 1/2 miles.

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