Scudder Falls in NJ

Scudder Falls in NJ

by Elaine Campbell

This winter went by pretty quickly. We paddled up until the second week in December which was unusual for VT. We went to a few pool sessions and flopped around for an hour or two. We also bought new snowboards and went a bunch to Magic MT. We had a great time riding but by the middle of February I was ready to paddle again.

I left home March 4th to get some boating in. I decided to start the season off with Scudders on the Delaware River in NJ. I've heard many great things about this spot so I figured I would give it a go. My sister-in -law lives about 45 minutes away so I've been commuting back and forth.

Scudders is an awesome hole. It's great for every hole move especially window shades! The water temp isn't that cold and it's been sunny and in the 50's which has been so nice. I've gotten to meet a bunch of the local paddlers who are pretty funny guys and drink good beer. I met up with my buddy Craig and Jeremy who I haven't seen in awhile and we got to boat together.

The start of my 2010 season has started off real good so far and I'm looking forward to all the great paddling I'm going to do and all the new people I'm going to meet this season. I'm going to stick around here for a few more days and then I may head to WV or back home to VT if the rivers aren't still frozen over.

Here's a head cam video that Adam from Zoar made of us paddling on the WB of the Deerfiled River in VT at 6ft in December.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GML4oX0UAAw

I'll have a video done in a week or so from Scudders.

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Photo by:Chris DiPrimeo

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Photo by:Chris DiPrimeo

Take Care,

Elaine Campbell

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