James River POP UP SLALOM! | Deception

James River POP UP SLALOM! | Deception

Another POP UP SLALOM went down this late February accompanied by sunny skies & 60 degrees.  Along with Cooper’s help, we chose the elusive Hidden Boof & Deception as the sight for the 3rd POP UP SLALOM.  This sequence is a unique alternative to Pipeline, located in the middle of the delta, towards the end of the […]

Saint Mary’s Gorge

Saint Mary’s Gorge

Virginia Whitewater | Charlottesville Region Saint Mary’s Gorge Length:  ~4 miles Difficulty:  Class IV (V) Gauge:  Online USGS Tye River at Lovingston Minimum:  A suggested minimum of 1600 cfs Maximum:  User’s discretion – Visual   The Saint Mary’s Wilderness is located on the western slope of Virginia’s Blue Ridge in Augusta County.  It is VA’s largest […]

Snowed Out

Snowed Out

There is something very special about paddling in the snow, especially on a river like the James in Richmond.  Very seldom do you have the James River Park to yourself.  The park accompanies high levels of traffic year round; but when it snows, chances are good there will be less people venturing along the walking paths and trails. […]

South Fork of the Piney

South Fork of the Piney

Virginia Whitewater | Charlottesville Region South Fork of the Piney River Length:  3.5 miles Difficulty: Class IV-V Gauge:  Route 827 & Route 666 Bridge; online USGS Piney River at Piney, VA Minimum:  6 inches; 400 cfs+ Maximum:  User’s discretion – Visual   There isn’t a more beautiful creek to paddle in the central Blue Ridge Mountains […]

New Trailer for Home on the James | Ode to Richmond

New Trailer for Home on the James | Ode to Richmond

We are excited to continue the journey with Home on the James | Ode to Richmond.  Check out the latest trailer!

James River POP UP SLALOM pt. II | Hollywood

James River POP UP SLALOM pt. II | Hollywood

We are the blown away by the excitement and support from the James River POP UP SLALOM pt. II!  Thanks to everybody who came out, both racers and spectators! photo Rich Young Traditionally, the James River is at it’s lowest levels during August.  Luckily, some cool features open up as the river drops.  Most notably is […]

Elk River Gorge

Elk River Gorge

The Elk River Gorge is an incredible watershed flowing from the Grandfather Mountain region of North Carolina, with it’s headwaters near Beech Mountain.  There are a couple of sections of whitewater to paddle as the river cascades off the Blue Ridge highlands, but we focused our attention on the main gorge downstream of Big Falls to […]

Tommy Penick Photo

Tommy Penick Photo

all photos by Tommy Penick Photo Tommy Penick – this guy has talent.  I have been very impressed by Tommy’s work in outdoor adventure cinematography over the years and captivated by the images he has captured throughout his travels.  What is even more impressive is what he has accomplished at his young age of 25. […]

SNOW DAY

SNOW DAY

I’ve always enjoyed a good snow day.  Whether it’s outside sledding with your buddies or huddled inside, warming up with a hot meal.  Snow can give a whole new outlook to everyday life.  When I initially saw the snow forecast, excitement started to build with thoughts on how to celebrate the white stuff we rarely see […]

Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians

Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians

There are only a few times in life where you can participate in something that you know will one day be a part of history.  Luckily for us, we got our chance by donating a variety of pictures to the newly published – Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians. This two-volume guidebook gives insight to the multitude of […]