Upper West Penobscot
Posted by: old_user on May-25-11 9:32 PM (EST)
I have a scout group that wants to kayak for 2 days in Maine. Camping near Baxter State Park. Want a moving river, but not white water. Class 2 may be too much. Heard about the Upper West Penobscot at Lobster. Will this be crowded at the end of July? Will it be moving? We hope to see wildlife, etc....Any suggestions? Oh Yeah, how will the bugs be?
Tks for the help....jrdgang
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Posted by: mister123 on May-27-11 3:36 PM (EST)
The West Branch is a fine trip. It will probably be crowded in July, there will be bugs, the river will be moving, there is no class II, if you don't see wildlife I would be surprised. It's really not very near Baxter or anywhere else for that matter, plan on some driving and plenty of fees. If you want to pursue the trip get the Northern Forest Canoe Trail map for the area, Map 11.
Might wanna try the Big Eddy 4starters|
Posted by: bigspencer on May-27-11 11:06 PM (EST)
I am unclear if you want to|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-07-11 7:58 PM (EST)
just go up to Lobster Lake and back along Lobster Stream or go down the West Branch to Chesuncook.
West Branch Penobscot|
Posted by: wccanoe on Jun-07-11 10:19 PM (EST)
Thought he said they were camping|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-08-11 4:40 PM (EST)
near BSP...y/n? Big Eddy section is "along the way" en route to the Lobster Stream/Roll Dam section... Maybe he did mean BSP in the general area = my fault...;-)
Not your fault|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-08-11 9:24 PM (EST)
The OP is describing a very big area for an overnighter...maybe a classic case of map reading and seeing Maine as 1x2 inches.