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Lower Antietam Creek - Jan 1. 2019
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Seven paddlers (Alf C, Dave R, Gary & Ginny Q, Virginia, Vitas and Wayne McD) started the year off right with a paddle down the lower section of Antietam Creek (MD 34 to the Potomac). This was Alf's first time out since his broken wrist misadventure in July; it was good to see him back on the river.  Virginia, too, was making her first reappearance on the water after her big auto wreck last year.  We had a trouble-free high-water (1,410 cfs, 4.85') run  on a mild day (cloudy with a high around 50).  Many of the Class I rapids were washed out. Furnace Rapid was booming above the Harper's Ferry Rd bridge, submerged by Potomac  backwash below the bridge (Point of Rocks gauge = 8.1').
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