James River - Richmond
Richmond offers a unique white water run with its class 3/4 rapids and skyline in the background. We’ll run this section of the James as it flows alongside downtown Richmond with some class 2 and 3 rapids (at current flow), including area famous Hollywood Rapid. In order to be qualified for this trip you must have taken the intro trip with me or have similar experience, have lots of prior river experience in at least class 2 rapids, and have a decent flat water roll. So that I can screen your experience you will be added to the waitlist upon joining, then I will move you to the trip list if you are qualified. If you have any questions please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell at (434) 962-9737.
I will already be in Richmond paddling the section above this one (class 1-2; posted as an adventure – please join me!) so will coordinate to either meet you in town in the morning if you are going on both trips, or at the put-in for the lower run. I plan to be there at around 4-430pm so am putting a meet time of 2:45 at Echols to give you time to carpool and get to Reedy by 4. Once you get to Reedy Creek you can help me shuttle back to my car at Pony Pasture (pretty please?!) and then set shuttle for the lower run. Legends after?
I am NOT “leading” on this trip, I am only coordinating some logistics and transportation to the river, you are responsible for your own safety 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”
The Club Provides: Boats, skirts, helmets/noseplugs, paddles, pfds, paddle jackets, wetsuits, booties, boat transportation, gas money.
You should bring: your boat and gear, swimwear, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, water, snacks, money for food after the trip