We will put in just above the site of the old Canal Diversion Dam–recently removed due to efforts spearheaded by Friends of the Crooked River—so for the first time in decades a current will greet us at our put-in. We’ll paddle through the site of the old dam and then the Pinery Narrows, site of a heron rookery and an active (?) eagle nest, and past the confluences of Sagamore and Tinkers Creeks. A rocky rapid below Stone Road adds excitement before our take-out at Rockside Road. Only for paddlers who can control a boat in moving water.
7.9 miles, about 5 hrs