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Ogwen - New Trees

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:06 am
by NWWC Bala
There is a new river wide tree across the Ogwen. It is just after the metal footbridge from the town to the park or 100m or so after the river narrows and you start passing behind houses along the highstreet.

To scout or portage you can break out left above the metal footbridge (there are nice footpaths through the park).

The tree was passable with care in high water on Tuesday evening (cut in behind the large hole taking up the right hand half of the river and boof the trunk as far right as possible). This is unlikely to be possible at lower flows.

The tree has washed downstream from where it was on Monday and if it moves again will be in Bethesda Falls so scouting is advised.

Re: Ogwen - New Tree after metal footbridge to the park

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:18 pm
by RichW
There's a sneaky tree about half way down Fisherman's gorge. Don't know how long it's been there but it's new to me. It's in the main flow, directly accross the river and roughly centre left. There's a sneak line on the left and you should be able to fairly easily pass it on the right if you see it in time. The position of the tree is such that it's really tough to spot it until you're pretty close.

Re: Ogwen - New Tree after metal footbridge to the park

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:09 pm
by Tom_Laws
We paddled this the other day and there is a perfectly fine line down river right, but agree, you can't spot it until you have pretty much dropped in. You could paddle over it in highish flows. It's the "last" rapid next to the campsite.

Re: Ogwen - New Tree after metal footbridge to the park

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:45 am
by jmmoxon
Carl Mitchell reports

Ogwen has some water but could tell the level as I was distracted by the massive tree that had come down. It's river right just after the first boulder weir at the A55 bridge. (Lower Ogwen) Pretty obvious.

Re: Ogwen - New Trees

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:19 am
by Rob Jones
Ran it yesterday at medium levels and it's quite clear now after the recent floods.
Even the left channel after halway bridge is clear.

Re: Ogwen - New Trees

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:27 pm
by RichW
by RichW ยป Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:18 pm

There's a sneaky tree about half way down Fisherman's gorge. Don't know how long it's been there but it's new to me. It's in the main flow, directly accross the river and roughly centre left. There's a sneak line on the left and you should be able to fairly easily pass it on the right if you see it in time. The position of the tree is such that it's really tough to spot it until you're pretty close.
This tree seems to have well and truly gone now. Hooray. Mitch's A55 tree is still there on the lower. It's a big'un!