Kayaking (Whitewater) Kayaking (Whitewater)

START

  • May 11
  • 09:00 AM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm

END

  • May 11
  • 06:00 PM
  • Also Corner of Echols Dorm

DEADLINE

  • May 11
  • 01:00 AM

FEE

  • $0

WHERE

  • Reedy Creek Trail Parking Lot, Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA, USA

OVERVIEW

YO YO YO YO. I said I would take people kayaking again before I disappear for the summer and by god I will. No one wants to lead this trip with me (jk. they have “better things to do”) so this is gonna be a small one. I also don’t have any idea who is willing to commit a day to paddling at this point so idk what skill level this will be until a bunch of you sign up. The Moves will either be to run the Upper James (beginner section) if we have mostly beginners/ppl feeling that vibe, or to run the Upper James into the Lower James (more intermediate section) if we have people with a little more experience/ppl are stoked for a challenge. Please simply indicate your kayaking experience and stoke/preference for each plan in the questionnaire. We will go by the majority preference if the trip doesn’t fill, or I will try to make a cohesive group of beginners/intermediates if there is a waitlist. I will try and prefer intermediates as I know you’re stoked and out there and have been asking for it. Note that the Upper + Lower intermediate option will likely take longer (or not if you paddle fast). See also the links to the American Whitewater pages for the Upper and Lower sections of the James respectively below.

Upper
https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1951/main

Lower
https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1952/main

TIME
9 am – meet at echols, go get boats and stuff
11am – be in richmond
12pm – get on the darn river
4pm – take off the darn river (this may be later if we run both the upper and lower)
6pm – get back to cville so mitch can get drug tested

WHAT I BRING
– me; ready to be drug tested
– kayaks/paddleboards and their respective paddles
– PFDs, kayak skirts, and helmets
– extra water and a couple dry bags

WHAT YOU BRING
– you; ready to paddle ur heart out
– clothes that can get wet and that you can swim confidently in
– shoes that are cool with being in the river
– sunscreen/maybe a hat if you want
– water + snack if you want
– change of clothes and a towel for after
– maybe a plastic bag or your own version of a dry bag for your stuff you want on the river (snack, sunscreen ect.). we have dry bags but this can be your bag within the bag (bagception)

NOTICE
whitewater sports are inherently dangerous. we lead trips at a level where we feel confident about our ability to keep people on our trip safe. your safety also depends on YOU, your honest communication of your abilities and state of being, as well as respect towards any safety advice.

DRIVERS
I need another driver to make this work! Please note that because we’re in summer you will not be reimbursed for gas per club policy.

thanks for reading the entire trip descrip! plz text mitch at 8049558990 with any questions. see ya on the river!

ADVENTURE LEADERS

Mitchel

Lang

Trips Attended: 134 Trips Led: 70
ADVENTURERS7/8
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