Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Kanawha Falls, WV
Don’t spend frivolous amounts of money joining the rest of the UVA population in this bizarre tradition of wearing ridiculous clothing and not actually watching a horse race. Come kayaking instead~
The plan: We’ll head up to WV Friday afternoon for a relaxing evening of camping and fraternizing. (Remember, this might be the last weekend of relaxation before exam season!)
I’ll be booking a campsite here (probably): http://www.newrivercampground.com/index.html
The place is just minutes from Kanawha Falls. The club should cover all camping fees.
Saturday morning, after breakfast, we’ll make our way downriver a short ways to the Falls. The Falls are basically a big fault line along the slow and wide Kanawha River, just below the confluence of the New and Gauley River. The river is pretty mellow above and down below the drops, so we’ll be parking down below where the river is basically a lake. Advanced kayakers only can walk up and run the Falls themselves, while less experienced folks will have plenty of time to paddle around, work on some basics, and potentially scout out little “rockslides” to drop off of. No experience required, but you’ll get more out of the day if you’ve been in a whitewater kayak before.
Anyways, after a day of kayaking and chillin (and potentially stand up paddleboarding), we’ll head the 3.5 hours back to CVille. Should be home by evening.
Here’s a description of the Falls FYI: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2391/#main
The rumors that they are illegal to kayak will only make coming on this trip more badass.
*I’ll be taking as many people as drivers and kayaks allow. Also, the location could be subject to change due to fluctuations in water levels.*
Boat and gear, snacks/any food you want to pack for lunches or other meals (we’ll potentially be coordinating group meals, but more to come on that later…), camping gear.
Boats and gear, camping gear, camping fees, gas $$
I am NOT “leading” any river trips, I am only coordinating some transportation and logistics. YOU are responsible for your own safety and the activities you choose to participate in while on this trip. Additionally, all participants must have read and must agree to abide by the American Whitewater Safety Code http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:start? for the duration of the trip.
All who participate on this trip agree to participate as “Common Adventurers”.