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Downtown Paddling

Andrew Barr

Downtown James river is a Class III-IV paddling experience. Don’t sign up unless you have solid Class III experience and a very solid roll. Check out details of the run here This is the same stretch of river as Dave’s trip on Thursday. The club provides whatever gear you don’t have (boat, paddle, pfd, skirt, helmet). You should wear …

Intermediate Ww Kayaking – James River

Quintin Brubaker

** The Original Trip Plans Have Been Changed** In the hopes that more people will be able to participate, the planned kayaking trip to the New River has been abbreviated and moved three hours closer. Now the trip will only be Tuesday evening, after classes. We will go to the James River, through Richmond. The James includes an upper section …

Intermediate Kayaking: Maury River

Quintin Brubaker

In the expectation that rain will keep coming for another day at least, the Maury near Lexington invites us. It is a very fun, constant class iv with a couple of pretty demanding spots, that include trees in the water. mmm. I think we’ll bring a throw rope this time. C’mon… nothing exciting ever happens Tuesday afternoons in grounds. The …

Intro. Kayaking: the Rivanna River or Walnut

Quintin Brubaker

I’d like us to go out on the low, slow Rivanna this Thursday, to give folks an opportunity to be on moving water for the first time. It is class II or so, with a couple of fun spots. I always enjoy to experience a different cross-section of southern Albemarle than from I-64, one that is frequently shared with mallards, …

Downtown Paddlin

Andrew Barr

Its going to be 80 degrees in Richmond and the river is up. The water level should be around 7 feet on Friday, so you need to be an experienced paddler to join up for this one. Class III-IV- rapids. That means you have to have been on class III+ rapids a number of times and be able to roll …

Kayak Roll Lesson

Quintin Brubaker

This trip is for people who want to learn how to roll a kayak, and haven’t yet had a chance to be introduced to the sport on flatwater. Also, for those who would like to practice further to sharpen their roll. The attendee limit may increase depending on whether or not enough drivers sign up. We’re going to go to …

First ‘Yakin’ of ’07: Balcony Falls

Quintin Brubaker

With slight rain and warmer temperature on the forecast, I can’t resist the temptation to plan some kayaking for this weekend. The James River near Glasgow is at a nice class II/III level right now, and should be good for anyone with a reliable roll, who wants to begin warming up their paddlin’ arms for lucky ’07. Also: If good …

Outdoors Club Potluck!!

Rachel Duffie

Come hang out at our house with some of the coolest kids at UVa and eat their food, too! We’re having a potluck at 115 Harmon (straddles JPA and Stadium), the house with the swing in the front yard, and you should come with your most impressive dish, remembering that the way to many men and women’s hearts is through …

Fall Break Paddling Weekend (Dates Are Flexible)

Scott Robertson

For those of you brave enough to take a long car ride with me, I will offer you the best padding weekend of your life. I’m going home for fall break and want to take some good paddlers with me to hit up some rivers local to my home – Asheville, NC. I want to take some sweet movie footage, …

Advanced Whitewater: Gauley Fest!

Quintin Brubaker

Gauley Fest, the biggest whitewater celebration in the world, is about to happen. Last year the festival only won the title of “biggest celebration” by a slim margin of three partiers, and this spring Gauley archrival Amazonastravaganza increased their attendance and stepped up their efforts to steal the title. Gauleyfest needs your help! Don’t let our beloved West Virginia river …

Swimmin’ Hole and Unofficially “Pizza Hole”

Quintin Brubaker

We’ll go hiking to everyone’s favorite swimming hole, watsaya? We’ll meet at 3:30 Friday afternoon, than drive to the eastern base of the peaceful, pretty, rolling, monumental, serene, tall, sylvan, aquamarine Blue Ridge Mountains near the city reservoir. The hike itself is only a few miles. I’m not sure how many miles, but my mom did it once, so you …

“Over the Falls Festival” at Ohiopyle Falls on the Yough

Andrew Barr

We’re going to head up to SW Pennsylvania for the “Over the Falls Festival”. You can read about it at If you want to run the falls you need to be a solid class III/IV paddler. The falls themselves are an 18 foot drop (Quintin and I did it about two weeks ago and it was awesome). Normally, this …

Balcony Falls Kayaking

Quintin Brubaker

Now that’s some water everybody can enjoy! We’re going to row row row some boats down the James. There is some class 2-3 whitewater, but nothing to cra-cra. This is a perfect river for folks with a basic roll to improve it on moving water. Because if the rapid doesn’t tip you one of your peers will on the sections …