Amoco Gas Station On Fontaine
James River - Richmond
Let’s get wet! This is the standard trip from Reedy Creek to Mayo Island. For those that don’t know the run it’s mostly class 2-3 ledges with Class IV Hollywood Rapid (easily portageable) to spice things up and get your adrenaline fix. Plan on sessioning the handful of surf waves and the big hole at Pipeline. Rolling is highly recommended, swimming is bumpy but not dangerous at this level. With group consensus we can get beers afterwards at the classic brewery Legends, 4 blocks from the takeout. If you can leave earlier than 4:00 tell me when in the question box. Trip is set to waitlist only until a second driver signs up, if necesary I’ll ride the bike shuttle.
What to bring: Previous experience on class 3, 5 essentials if you have em–boat paddle skirt PFD helmet, footwear, bathing suit, towel, 2 L drinking water, $ for beer or food afterwards.
Club can provide: 5 essentials, car, gas, ride
PS: Are there any other paddlers out there experienced enough to run the Upper Gauley? If there’s interest, I’ll plan a GauleyFest weekend trip.