Roaring Branch - Arlington: Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas
Tucked away in a crease of the Green Mountains, this class V creek holds one of the most continuous runs in the region. The Roaring Branch is born in the Stratton Pond area in the Green Mountain National Forest. It is followed by a dirt road for its entire length, so access is easy—except when the dirt road is 3 feet deep with mud, which is most any time there’s enough water to run the river. The Roaring Branch is an experts-only run that averages about one eddy every half-mile—and most of those are big enough only for one boat. Pinning is a major hazard, and swimming in this 230-foot-per-mile run could be terminal. On the bright side, if you’re into class V creek runs that don’t stop for miles and challenge your ability to dodge rocks, scout from the boat, and catch true microeddies, wait until the weatherman predicts several inches of rain in central Vermont and check it out.
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