I was looking for someplace to paddle yesterday, but there was snow in the forecast for the afternoon so I needed to find a morning run that was close to home. Fortunately, the class II section of the Assabet River in Maynard, MA was running.
I had run this section of the Assabet once before at a slightly higher level. It’s an easy class II with a couple of nice surfwaves. I met my paddling partners at 10:00 to run the shuttle. Temps were in the low 20’s when we put in, and I had icicles in my boat by the time I reached the take-out, but we kept paddling so I never felt cold on the river. It took us about an hour and a half to do the mile and a half run. It started snowing for the last half hour, so I had my first snow paddle of 2017. Few pictures here: