Upper Lehigh River - Wilhoyt's

Map

Description

Class III

A large flipper/wrapping rock is in the middle of a narrow section of the river. Work your way to the left in the shallows above the narrow section, and stay about 25' from the left shore as you approach the rock. Pass to the left of the rock and to the right of a small ledge sticking out from the left shore for the best ride.

Eddy your kayak behind the ledge for a nice view of the action, or eddy out along the right shore to line up for pop-ups in the right eddy line behind the rock. There is squirrely water behind the rock, so be sure you have a good roll if you go in for pop-ups. Pop ups not as good after the flood of 2000, probably a good thing since I dislocated my shoulder after saying those 2 words no one over 50 should say - "Watch this". Also not as much a raft pinning rock as before.

Photo


Waiting in line for pop-ups at Wilhoyt's rock.

Pirouette by Tom W. - Photo taken by Chris Bellingham - all rights reserved, do not use without permission.

Pauls Popup
Popup by Paul H. - Photo taken by Chris Bellingham - all rights reserved, do not use without permission

Satellite Photo

This information is my opinion only
and may not reflect actual conditions.
It is based on my usually hazy memory,
and should not be used to decide whether
you or your guides are qualified to run the river.