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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The Luray dam. What a pain in the ass. At the previous two dams there are notice signs "No portage at Luray Dam". I just kept telling myself, where there's a will there's a way. The third of five damns between Waynesboro, VA and Harpers Ferry, WV is the worst one to work around. The... Continue Reading →