The Gihon is a mainstay for northern Vermont boaters. It has a long snowmelt season and is often the place to go when other rivers are dropping out. There are two sections of whitewater separated by a few miles of moving flatwater. The upper Gihon begins with a short paddle to the twenty five foot dam drop. You want to be about two boat widths to the left of the center pillar and check for wood before dropping over. It has a nice transition at the bottom and is super fun! Some boogie leads to an island drop with an awesome five foot boof on the right channel. Next up is “Balls to the Wall” which has a few holes in the lead in and you want to ride up on the right wall then down the tongue.