First Descents in NJ !??

If you get on one of these, please email me some photos and info.

River/Creek
reach name/description

Length
(mile)
Gradient
(fpm)
Drainage area
(put-in/take-out)
Gauge??
Comments

Possible minimum runnable level
or rain event to look for

Sawmill Cr. 
.5 
 800
no 
When runnable this would most likely be continuous class 5+ creeking with with few, if any, very small eddies. Get pictures if you run it. ( I've recently been told that someone ran it once, but don't have any more details)
 Look for 6" or more of snow on the ground in the Highlands (west of 287) and rain coming down on a day above freezing (40 deg.?). 600cfs and rising on West Br. might be an indicator
 Bear Swamp Cr.
1.2 
 267
3/4 
no 
Long hike in unless you know someone with the key to the gate at the take out. At least you can scout on the way. Some big drops higher up.
  Look for 6" or more of snow on the ground in the Highlands (west of 287) and rain coming down on a day above freezing (40 deg.?)
 West Br.
190 
/ 11.8 
 Yes!! ..at Wanaque
Ran this on 10/28/2006. The level was about 500 cfs. This is a class 5 run. The creek rarely lets up to class 3 water. It never goes below. It's 2 miles of nearly continuous class 4, with a few solid class 5s thrown in for good measure. LOTS OF FUN!

300cfs and rising
or
500cfs and falling

 Nishasackwick Cr.
not really 1st descent, this was run by Theresa Gryder (in the early 90s?)

4.5 or 2 
 45
 8/10
 no
 
 Lock and Wick running med to high?
 Guinea Hollow Cr.
 
 

Yes
S.Br.Rockaway
at Whitehouse

Tiny Creek. One big drop early in the run.
 400 cfs or higher on South Br. of Rockaway Cr. (and going up)

Cascade Cr.
(off of Schooley's Mtn.)

.75 
 
 
no 
May not be runnable
 Everything else is too high and going up
Creek into Milford 
 
 
 
no 
Tiny
 

Posts Creek
(into Wanaque Res.)

1.93
190
no
Lots of ledge drops. Some very tight. Some drops would probably only be marginally runnable, if at all. Easy Access at the top, not so much at the bottom. (Otter Hole, Chickahokie Falls, Wynochie falls)
West Cr. over 500?
Outlet of Wawayanda
Creek into New Milford. Trib. of Wawayanda Cr.
 2.4
250 
5/7 
 no
 
 Everything else is too high and going up
Upper Wanaque River
(above Monksville, through Long Pond Iron Works)
2.5
100
no

At least one big drop on it (Hewitt Falls?). Rumored to have been run in the past.

             
             
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You'll need to find them yourself until I get some maps up. I can't do everything for you.