James River - Glasgow To Snowden (Balcony Falls)
Participating in Consolidated Tailgating Day otherwise known as Foxfield Races? What better way to shake off your hangover the next morning than to find some chilly whitewater to swim in (If you can’t roll or stay upright).
We will plan to go to the beautiful Balcony Falls (Class II+ (III)) section of the James River in Glasgow. This is a great run for beginners and intermediate paddlers to learn and improve basic river skills. As with all things paddling, everything depends on the water level. The backup plan will be the Maury River in Lexington or the Upper James in Richmond.
**YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM
**You must have taken an introduction to whitewater kayaking class and be able to wet exit and T-Rescue to attend. A roll is not a prerequisite but if you have one be sure to bring it.
Preference will be given to those with river experience, but most likely I will be taking some inexperienced people so everyone should sign up.
I will sign people off the waitlist as transportation and experienced boaters become available. Sign up early so I can get the gear list to Dave as soon as possible. I have the departure time as early as 8 am and that will largely depend on the number and experience level of the people going, I may push it back to 9am, but I plan to be back in Charlottesville no later than 6pm.
The Club provides: Boat, paddle, skirt, pfd, helmet/noseplug, booties, drybags, floatbags, drytop, wetsuit, paddle gloves (limited sizes/quantities), boat transport, ga$
You should bring: Your boat/gear, wear several non-cotton layers, pack a light lunch to eat on the water, water, snacks and a good, adventurous attitude.