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"the gorge" on the Nith

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:38 am
by giraffeman
aroundthree quarters of the way down the nith gorge after the jast major rapid there is a tree wedged across the river looks paddlable however could turn into a nasty strainer.

Tree in Nith Gorge

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 am
by George Mcmillan
Hi,
We were on the Nith yesterday. We knew there was a tree problem in the gorge but didn't know where. We opted to get off just after the pop out hole, get changed and go and have a look at the tree problem to make sure we were safe next time we are on the river.
After much scouting about we decided we should try to remove the tree.

Is anyone up for helping? We don't really have that long before higher water levels in the gorge won't allow it.

I'm up for helping.

g

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:26 pm
by Niall Milner
Probably worth giving the Queensberry Estate Office a call. They will have access to all the kit and expertise required to deal with this (plus it's their land!).

Niall

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:19 pm
by davieq
Paddlers who know the Nith well shouldn't have any problems with the tree as it can be easily portaged river left.Anybody with a reasonable break out can eddy out above it. In higher water a line opens up round the back of the rocks thus avoiding the tree altogether. It could be nasty if you were swimming though, after playing on the drop above.