North Fork of the Mayo River

Moores Mill Road on the North Fork to Anglin Mill Loop Road

February 2, 2008

2.1 ft 

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Brad and I rode together to the Boiling Hole where we met Sammy, Cat, Bev, Ann, James and Trent at 11:00 for a paddle down the North Fork of the Mayo a day after two and a half inches of rain.  The level was dropping, but remained as high as 2.1 feet when we reached the confluence with the South.  We were on the water at 12:00, just at the temps started to rise, eventually reaching the high fifties.  We ran into a group from Triad River Runners before we put on, at lunch-stop and then again at the Boiling Hole, which we hit right at 2:00.  It was a beautiful day to be outside and the water level made for an enjoyable trip down the river with lots of paddle talk and fun conversation.  With Bev leading the way into the Boiling Hole, I  followed his boof line, taking out to run it again, and again.  Lots of fun.  After getting into the hole three or four times, Brad and I caught up with the rest of the gang at the S-Turn.  I finally made the turn cleanly for the first time and Brad ran his brother Josh's line over the spill-over, problem-free.  Sammy had a few braces, but except for James and I, everyone else stayed completely out of the water.  I went back into the boiling hole for about thirty more minutes of surfing while the shuttle vehicles were worked out, which gave me a chance to paddle with Grant and Kevin, who were there to park and play.  It was a nice day, but I learned from rolling five or six times that the water was still plenty cold.  We were back on the road at 3:00 and home at 4:00. right on schedule.

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