Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
James River - Glasgow To Snowden (Balcony Falls)
It appears that the rain gods will be granting local paddler’s wishes this weekend… So lets go kayaking Sunday!
THE WATER WILL BE VERY COLD!
Therefore, this is NOT a first timers trip, and I’ll be limiting attendance to those who have taken the intro to flat water class with Dave Clark or have similar experience AND have paddled a whitewater kayak on a whitewater river at least one additional time (i.e. a previous balcony falls trip, or “Upper James” in Richmond). So please don’t sign up if this is not you.
Knowing how to wet exit is required.
Being proficient at T-rescues is highly recommended.
So should you flip – if you can tuck and count off at least 13 legit seconds before thinking of pulling your skirt, that would be greaattt.
Bring NON-COTTON layers to wear under the wetsuits that the club provides.
Bring your own snacks and beverages. A QUICK Sheetz stop can be accommodated on the way to the river for this.
The venue may be adjusted based on flow conditions – but time and skill wise remain the same.
Your name will go onto the wait-list when you join, then I will move the first driver and then add names in order of those who signed up provided that they are qualified. I’m setting the initial trip max to 5 people as that is the number of boats and bodies I can tote, and the number of drytops that the club has.
I may expand it depending on the number of drivers and boat transporters and advanced paddlers that sign up. If you have a boat and gear and can transport it, you are automatically in.
The Club provides: Boats, gear, boat transport, (including dry tops, wetsuits, a limited selection of gloves and booties), gas for drivers.