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Elsey Run is the stoutest micro creek in Albright, WV – a mecca for micro creeks, also including Roaring Creek, Daugherty, Muddy Creek, Pringle Run and several more. Elsey Run is approximately 2-3 miles long, it is tough to catch, and has flashed on paddlers many times forcing them to hike out. We were fortunate enough to catch it after a steady overnight rain that peaked in the morning, allowing us to safely do the run at a medium level. There is an old logging road easily accessible along most of the run. The run requires a heavy amount of scouting and some portages, mostly due to wood. Note: a four-wheel drive vehicle with a decent clearance is recommended for the bumpy shuttle road frequented by many locals on side by sides.

Submitted by Christina Kossis

Below is the link to many of the highlights of the run: