Destination is likely the local Rivanna river, but Balcony Falls is a possibility… The middle James River offers something for most levels of kayaking with its massive width and decent drops, set beautifully in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are plenty of decent drops and play spots through several class 2 and two class 3 rapids, including area famous Balcony Falls; a juicy set of wave trains suitable for experienced beginners (at current flow).
I am NOT “leading” on this trip, I am only coordinating some logistics and transportation to the rivers, you are responsible for your own safety and the activities you choose to participate in while on this trip, and you agree to have read and will abide by the American Whitewater Safety Code http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:start?
Those with the appropriate skills may join as “Common Adventurers”
Due to the cold water, to go on this trip you need to be at least an experienced beginner with multiple class 2 river trips in your paddling resume. Upon joining this adventure your name will be added the waitlist then moved to the trip list if appropriate.
Don’t go canceling preexisting awesome plans, as a couple minor miracles are also needed for this trip to go: I need at least one other advanced paddler, a second driver, cooperation from the weather and rivers, and the nelson county creeks must not run – (otherwise said advanced paddlers will ditch us).
Sunday’s forecast is for sunny skies with highs in the high-50s. The air will feel mild but the water temps are still COLD, which adds another level of difficulty to the class 2/3 run.
I’ll send instructions on where/when we’re meeting when/if the aforementioned minor miracles happen, and the roster is set.
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, money for food/drinks after trip