Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
New River Gorge
For those of you not quite ready for the gorge section of the New, great news! I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!
Sorry, I couldn’t resist….yyyaaahh, anyway…You can still paddle the New! The sections above the gorge have class 1-3 rapids and are a great place for beginners-intermediates to get an intro to big water. We’ll be teaming up with a great club of paddlers called “Coastal Caoneists” who will be guiding you all down this section while I run the gorge. The section you will most likely run is the 7 mile section from Thurmond to Cunard, WV and has 5 class 2 rapids seperated by a bit of calm water and ends with the famous class 3, “Surprise” rapid. Be sure to stop in these rapids and work on your skills, cause for some of you that aren’t quite ready for the gorge, great news!….hehe….you may be able to run the gorge on Sunday!
For more info on this section go to: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/rivers/id/4119
So the plan is to meet at Echols at 6:00pm, then meet up with another group down the road from there, grab some food if people want, and head to Fayetteville, WV. Hopefully we’ll have camp set up by 10. We’ll rise early on Saturday to have one of the best breakfast experiences you’ll ever have (Cathedral Cafe baby!!) and meet up with Coastals, then hit the water. We’ll meet back up at the campsite after the run, grab some dinner, do the camping thing, and do it all over again on Sunday. After Sunday’s run we’ll head back to C’ville and may even make it back for you football fans. Good times!
I’ll grab some snack stuff for the trip which will probably include granola/cereal bars, fruit, bagels, sandwhich meat for lunches on the river, water, juice,…other stuff I can’t think of right now.
**You must have taken the intro class with me and have gone down a river with me or have similar experience to be qualified for this trip. Email or call me if you are not sure of your qualifications: email@example.com or 962-9737.
I may be able to expand the trip size
The Club provides: Gear, gear transport, ga$, tents, sleeping bags/pads, and some food and food monies
You should bring: Gear if you have it, swimwear (don’t forget your feets!), clothes, towel, camping gear if you have it, money for food (if you want to eat more than the club reimburses for breakfast/lunch/dinner – $2/$4/$6), snacks, watter bottle (fits in boat), water, flashlight, your sweet paddling skills