Yesterday's rains were solid. Today they are scattered. By evening I was sick of it. Apparently it was going to keep going all night. It's been heavy for an hour, all I can manage is the collecting and dumping of water from my canopy tarp roof. When I found a newly built floating dock, roped … Continue reading Aquablazing 200 Miles, The Flood Finale Into Class IVs
The wind is finally working with me, one freakin day out of seventeen! The going is great, I wish it was like this the whole way! I'll make it into Harpers Ferry tomorrow. I need to look into this Bulls Falls class 3 rapids at the end. The few houses that do dot the landscape … Continue reading Aquablaze Day 17: Sailing! About Damn Time…
I'm nearing the end of this leg of the journey. It's been totally amazing. Today I'll reach West Virgina and dam 5 of 5, The Millville Dam. Big rains are projected over the next few days. I received word of a potential dam failure on the next river over, on the James. The whole region … Continue reading Aquablaze Day 16: Last Hurdle Into West Virgina, Dam 5 of 5
What beautiful country, every bend (and there's a lot of them) brings a new breathtaking landscape. I had a deer swim across the river right in front me. Just like most people's gaze, I could tell he couldn't figure out what the hell to make of me and this contraption floating down river. The sun … Continue reading Aquablaze Day 15: Warren Dam
Yep, figured I'd try this at some point. I'm a few miles before the fourth dam, the Warren Dam. As usual, it's lake like conditions all the way until after it.
Leaving Ty and Jenn's place on the river, I made my way down to the Shenandoah River State Park. Three or four days past my predicted ETA. It was a Sunday and the waters were beginning to recede. The sun brought out the tubers in full, it was a popular float day in that section. … Continue reading Aquablaze Day 14: Shenandoah River State Park
Damn I love meeting people out here. For real, Virginia... Put me to tears. Shortly after these cliffs, with the waters continuing to rise, I met Ty and Jenn. We must of been canoeing along parallel routes for awhile. When the two channels joined we got to talking, as we rowed. They invited me back … Continue reading Aquablaze Day 12-13: Country River Take Me Home