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How to Get Around the Waitlist: Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

So you’re super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to just SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..sad day. The BEST way to get around waitlists and start adventuring whenever you want is to LEAD YOUR OWN TRIPS!!! Trip leaders are the backbone of this Club (no lie), and leading your own trips allows you to truly choose your …

Slackline SoiréE

Claire Emily Burke

lil destress/ fall break catching up/ picnic opportunity this wednesday. come out to the Triangle of Grass (grassy bit across from 1515 on the Corner) between classes and enjoy a gorgeous Virginia fall day. i’ll be setting up a slackline or two and packin a yummy lunch for outdoor enjoyment. never slacklined before? that’s A-OK, try something new! i’ll gladly …

Week of Rivers 2014

Brian Meffle

Borrowing from last year invite… I’m “coordinating” a trip to Carolina Canoe Club’s Week of Rivers (WOR)… Go directly to the source, and get all the beta you could ever want about this event here: Week of Rivers (aka WOR)! Now in case you didn’t read all that, here’s my quick summary: This is a week long event in Western …

Beginner-Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking

Mike Kalanick

This is a beginner level whitewater kayaking trip, however THE WATER IS VERY COLD so that may increase the effective difficulty of the run especially if an out of boat experience occurs, previous downriver paddling experience is suggested. The key prerequisite are to know how to swim, and have taken the intro course with Myself, Dave Clark or have equivalent …

Intermediate 2-Advanced Kayaking & “Not Swiss Fest”

Mike Kalanick

This is a weekend multi-skill level (but not beginner) paddling trip to the Gauley River and “Not Swiss Fest” – (which is the relocated version of “Swiss Fest” -an informal gathering of local VA paddlers) that used to take place at the Swiss takeout on the first release weekend every year till the NPS bought the takeout and outlawed camping …

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (and Maybe Some River Time)

Mike Kalanick

This class is designed to teach you the basics of white water kayaking: information about white water (ww) kayaks and associated gear, how to paddle and maneuver a ww kayak, wet exiting, T-rescues, and recovery techniques. You will also have the opportunity to learn the Eskimo roll. This trip goes out “rain or shine” but may get canceled for Lightning. …

Week of Rivers (Whitewater Kayaking – All Levels)

Mike Kalanick

I’m “coordinating” a trip to Carolina Canoe Club’s Week of Rivers (WOR)… Go directly to the source, and get all the beta you could ever want about this event here: http://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers Now incase you didn’t read all that, here’s my quick summary: This is a week long event in Western NC, where most in attendance camp out at a site …

Beginner-Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking (Daytrip)

Mike Kalanick

Destination is likely the local Rivanna river, but Balcony Falls is a possibility… The middle James River offers something for most levels of kayaking with its massive width and decent drops, set beautifully in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are plenty of decent drops and play spots through several class 2 and two class 3 rapids, including area famous Balcony …

Thanksgiving Weekend Paddling

Mike Kalanick

I’m posting this mostly just to see whose around Thanksgiving weekend that would potentially be interested in some whitewater paddling (all skill levels will considered, even first timers on a river). Local runs are always nice, but a WV/MD trip isn’t out of question depending who signs up. If you don’t have your own boat and gear sign up early …

Bridge Day Whitewater Boat Riding

Mike Kalanick

This is a Whitewater Kayakin (and possibly rafting) trip to the New River Gorge in WV for the Bridge Day Festival, and we will attempt to get the best seats in the house for viewing the Bridge Day jumpers – which would be on the river below the bridge! Official Bridge Day info here: http://www.officialbridgeday.com TIMES/PLAN: River shuttle will be …

Advanced*3 Whitewater Kayaking

Mike Kalanick

This is a really advanced Kayaking trip to the Upper Yough, MD and possibly Upper Gauley, WV. The common adventurers that will be furthest downstream on these rivers are looking for a low stress express trip down the river, hence this will not be a first timer UY trip, and previous runs will be needed. TIMES/PLAN Upper Yough on Saturday …

Advanced Whitewater Kayaking – Wherever the Rain Is

Mike Kalanick

This is an (Advanced)*3 Kayaking trip to some arbitrary/TBD whitewater destination between say Lake Ontario and Northern, GA. (I don’t know where yet because its currently Tuesday and I’m looking to see what the rains do before picking venue(s). I’m hoping that we’ll catch some natural flow on some uncommon runs (Solid Class IV, maybe higher) – but dam releases …

Intermediate – Advanced Whitewater Kayaking Catch-All Trip

Mike Kalanick

This is a catch-all trip for any Intermediate – Advanced kayaking trips somewhere in PA/MD/WV area (since it doesn’t rain enough in VA). Some possible candidates are: Lower NRG, Lower Yough, Cheat Canyon, etc. TIMES/PLAN/LEGAL: I am NOT “leading” on any of these rivers, I am only coordinating some logistics and transportation to the rivers, you are responsible for your …

Advanced Whitewater Kayaking – Dealer’s Choice

Mike Kalanick

Join me for an Advanced Kayaking trip somewhere in PA/MD/WV (if you have the skills). (I don’t know where yet because its currently Tuesday and I’m hoping for some cooperation from Mother Nature before picking venue(s). Some possible candidates are: Lower NRG, Lower Yough, Cheat, Upper Yough TIMES/PLAN/LEGAL: There’s no set depart/return time just yet… Put in the Q&A if …

Whitewater Kayaking: Weekend of Rivers Before Week of Rivers!

Mike Kalanick

The main event for this weekend would be The Savage River release (2 of 3 for the year) which is on Sunday 7/1 (This is Intermediate^2 skill level). You can do your own research on this run by starting here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/748/ What you need to know about the Savage: The difficulty in the AW description appears to be a bit …

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking – Afterwork Lj

Mike Kalanick

Join me for an after-work paddle on the “Lower James” through Richmond. I’ll be working closer to Richmond than Cville, so the idea is for y’all to meet me in Richmond at the takeout at 5, and launch before 6 PM. Since I won’t be departing from Cville, I’ll need at least one driver, ideally with the ability to tote …

Week of Rivers (White Water Kayaking – All Levels)

Mike Kalanick

I’m “coordinating” a trip to Carolina Canoe Club’s Week of Rivers (WOR)… Go directly to the source, and get all the beta you could ever want about this event here: http://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers Now incase you didn’t read all that, here’s my quick summary: This is a week long event in Western NC, where most in attendance camp out at a site …

Intermediate^2 Whitewater Kayaking

Mike Kalanick

Note the skill level… It’s intermediate squared, not intermediate*2 Kayaking. Anyways, The main event of the weekend would be The Savage River release on Sunday 6/3 (This is the Intermediate^2 one). You can do your own research on this run by starting here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/748/ What you need to know about this run: The difficulty in the AW description appears to …

Advanced Whitewater Kayakin (Daytrip)

Mike Kalanick

Probably heading to WV, but might stay local… All depends where the rain falls in the next day or so. Ogle the WV list of rivers: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/state-summary/state/WV VA List: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/state-summary/state/VA And send me any requests. Probably looking to do something solidly in the the III-IV range (maybe higher depending who comes). It’s actually winter – so in addition to the …

New Years (Observed) Advanced Kayakin!

Mike Kalanick

Got Monday off? Do you have advanced kayaking skills? Want to paddle something sweet? Then continue reading! Might head to WV, might stay local… All depends where the rain falls in the next several days. If WV is looking good, then we’ll probably head out Sunday night, otherwise it would be a Monday morning departure for something local. The club …

Intermediate-Advanced Kayaking: Somewhere Fun!

Mike Kalanick

Take a break from papers, projects, jobs, etc and go kayaking! We may go to somewhere in WV (Class IV or higher), The Lower James through Richmond (III at normal levels – its really high right now thou!). Or we may go to Balcony Falls (Class II-III, but fun at higher water and good place to practice skills). Or the …

Advanced Whitewater Kayakin – West of the Border

Mike Kalanick

Lets head west of the border and paddle something! More than likely this will just be a day trip, but I’ll indicate the end time thru Sunday just in case there’s interest to make a weekend out of it. Indicate in the Q/A section if you just want to daytrip, or spend both days. The (lower) New River Gorge is …

Float Fishing

Mike Kalanick

Read the whole thing before signing up… The local whitewater has dried up, so it’s time to get the canoes wet, and Float Fish! I’ve got room for 1 more in my canoe, and the club has 2 canoes, thus I’ll set the initial max to 6, if you have a canoe, innertube, Kayak or other river worthy vessel, feel …

Whitewater Kayaking (Somewhere Fun – Day 2) *Canceled*

Mike Kalanick

Not partaking in commencement festivities this weekend? Then come with me to my happy place (the TBD whitewater river) and escape the mobs of relatives that are soon to descend on C-ville. (This is the SUNDAY trip, I’m doing a trip on Saturday as well, and something tells me that Saturday’s trip will be the more beginner friendly one, Sunday …

Whitewater Kayaking (the Peoples Choice)

Mike Kalanick

UPDATE 4/19: Walnut creek intro session first, meeting at my place at 0900, followed by a river trip (most likely the “Middle/Lower” Maury River) Bring non-cotton layers, bathing suit, towel, and $ for a stop at Sheetz if you want to pickup lunch food there on the way to the river. The rest of my office is taking vacation, so …

Intermediate Day Trip to Area 51

Matthew Behrens

CLIMBS: Area 51 at the New is steep and has a few 5.9s and 5.10s but is mostly 5.11 and up MINIMUM TRIP REQUIREMENTS: -Ability to tie in and lead belay -Climb 5.9 cleanly on lead -Ask me if you are unsure DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL: -3/18 (Fri) at 8AM The drive is approximately 3 hours each way. We are climbing till dark… …