Attention Lehigh Rats: I'm looking for advice on the portion of the Lehigh between the Walter Dam and White Haven (open canoe). Gertler includes this stretch with the more well-known portion below White Haven, so it's difficult to distinguish. Is it worth running? Can anyone recommend an outfitter that would run a shuttle on this stretch? I'm having trouble finding anything online other than rafting concerns based in Jim Thorpe.
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Never ran that section|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-13 8:50 AM (EST)
although I had friends who had. I was told by them that it only had a couple of Class II rapids on its 6 3/4 mile length. The general consensus seemed to be that if you wanted to do a whitewater run the 9 mile stretch from White Haven to Rockport was much better. I also heard a couple of stories about hostile fishermen.
Never ran it|
Posted by: bluemerle on Apr-26-13 9:02 AM (EST)
I don't know anyone ever talking about that section. You might want to post the question at Lehigh VCC
Posted by: poleplant on Apr-26-13 9:22 AM (EST)
I ran the section from below F Walter Dam to White Haven some years ago. I did it in my 14.5 ft. Prijon Calabria.
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Posted by: bushwacker on Apr-26-13 12:55 PM (EST)