Chandler Mill Stream runs directly parallel to the Sandy River at the Smalls Falls picnic area on route 4 in Madrid. The two streams join just below small falls. It’s interesting that they are so close together, yet originate a fair distance apart. Sandy River originates 4 miles north of Smalls Falls at Sandy River Ponds, while Chandler Mill Stream originates in the area West of Little Swift River Pond around 5 miles to the East of Sandy River Ponds. There is an unbelievable video of two guys kayaking both streams this past spring here! (Awesome Job Guys!!!)
Back to the picture. We arrived at mid day when the sun was saturating everything. What you see is the best of what I was able to get that day. Just down stream there was a group of guys jumping off the gorge walls into a deep pool. Some were doing back flips!!! Great spot for a picnic with the family, people watching, or relaxing with the streams. If Small Falls is too crowded, generally Chandler Mill Stream will have less people.
55mm, 1/10 sec @ f/18, ISO 100