Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
This trip is being coordinated with the “Beginner-Intermediate Whitewater Kayak” trip on the section of the James above this one. You must sign up for both if you want to paddle both sections. If you only want to paddle the lower section, we will need to arrange a car to leave Echols to arrive at Reedy Creek at 3:00pm, when the upper section finishes. The start time is based on attending this attention only.
Come join me on this classic urban whitewater run as the James pours alongside downtown Richmond. Hopefully we will get some rain in the next week. The water table tends rise in the winter months, and the river level should rise to right around 4 feet; normally a fine level for experienced beginners led by a responsible guide. The water is not too cold yet, but air temps can vary a lot. Please do NOT sign up unless you have plenty of white water kayak experience in at least class 3 rapids, have a solid flat water roll, and have an affinity for being cold. Call or email me with questions regarding your qualifications and/or river info; 434 296 4812 (home) or 434 242 2417 (cell – no reception at home). For more info on this river section check out: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_1952_
Maximum number of attendees is currently set to 6 as that is the maximum number of boats I can carry, plus we need a least one other driver.
After the run we’ll stop at one of my favorite post-adventure hang out joints: Legends (a brew pub).
This trip may be canceled by incredibly foul weather or if the river drops to a level below what I deem worth the drive to it.
The Club provides: Boats and gear (including dry tops, wetsuits, a limited selection of gloves and booties), boat transport.
You should bring your boat and gear, wear several warm non-cotton layers, a towel, warm clothes for after, water, snacks, pack a lunch and/or bring money for Legends (and ID if you want one of their incredible brews).