Friday, April 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Rusty Cheney

Rusty Cheney, Mascoma Slalom 2003
Dear Rusty, beloved brother. "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you… because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you… Do not fear, for I am with you (Isa 43:2,4,5)… even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself (Ps 84:3)… so do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Mt 10:31)." Cohaereamus friend. We have you in mind. Much love, always.

Rusty, Fowlersville Falls, Bottom Moose, 1999

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rest in Peace Xavier Engle

Xav rocking Sharon dam RL back in the day. Photo by Nick Gottlieb.

we miss you brother.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Campbell Hole sleeps with the fishes

Art Keating wrote me recently to pass on an update about the ledge formerly know as the Campbell Hole on the Williams River. "Here is a photo from... the Williams/ Campbell hole @ 1200 cfs. Normally a great flow for this hole and It appears to be gone. @ 1200 the hole normal stretches across 80% of the river." He also writes, "the [whole] river is wider with a newly routed flow coming into the hole and sediment filling in the pool directly behind the hole.  One tree in the eddy.  The route for exiting water from the pool is very different and more serpentine and shallow.  Obviously the ledge rock that spans 75% of the river and creates the hole is still there, but the banks have expanded and it looks like it will take a higher flow to create anything and then at a higher flow the site may be rendered useless." He goes on to say, "It would be a shame to lose this one, but holes and changes in river topography seem to be easily changed…..maybe it will change back soon with a few events of higher flows/ice?" Indeed. Campbell hole is dead. Long live Campbell hole! We look forward to your resurrection. Shalom, Jolyon