There are a few other places to start from, omitting the first mile which is more technical.
Worse case, we will paddle up river from the meeting place as far as we can, then back down river, paddle past our launch spot, paddle into and around Eagleville Pond then back to where we started. I have been monitoring the river for the last few days and it has crested last nite. I will continue to check the water.
In the 34 years I've paddled the Willimantic, once, I encountered a had full of strainers.
Hoping for a clean and fun run Saturday.