We spent some time playing in the swift current coming from the dam. The river is mostly swift water with a few sections of class 1. Some of the class 1 sections were shallow and sometimes we got stuck. The river splits along the way but we kept to the main flow. Plenty of deep sections where we could float in the current. About 3/4 the way down near Larry's Island we found a rope swing on the north side.
We saw a few bald eagles along the route. The trip took about 4 hours including a stop for a picnic lunch.
Take out in Gilead is a bit steep and narrow.
Take out is in Gilead, ME about 8.5 miles further east on Rt 2. Take left on Bridge St. and parking on on the left just before the bridge.