The May release at the Otter Brook Dam is usually the end of my spring whitewater season. Always sad to see it come, but it is a nice way for it to end.
Otter Brook is an easy class II that runs through Keene, NH on it’s way to the Ashuelot River and ultimately the Connecticut River. From the huge Otter Brook Dam, the river twists and turns though the woods down to Otter Ledge – a 2-foot drop that is usually run through the shoot on the right.
Shortly after that, Otter Brook merges with Miniwawa Brook, which adds to its flow and provides some nice wave trains for the remainder of the run.
We did our first run with a group from the CTAMC – 14 boats, 2 canoes. That run took two hours. Paul and I did a bomber run for our second run – 40 minutes.
Few more pictures here: