Wednesday, January 17, 2007

VA Creeking and some 200% Green

Greetings earthlings. Rain has been aplenty in the southeast the last few weeks, and there's been some really quality creeking to be had. (Gorilla at 200%). (See below for video).

Lots of stuff has been running and I got on the Toxaway at low water a week or so ago. A truly scary, yet amazing run. There were a load of people out there that day, go HERE for that trip report.

A couple days after the Tox, my buddy Saunders Southecorvo and I headed north for some Virginia action. Saunders got a Magnum recently and is super happy with his new boat.

We met up with Nate Bell and Michael Shields from Virginia Tech. Big thanks to them for showing me down. (Saunders had been twice before). We set off for the river from Blacksburg. Our destination: Bottom Feeder creek. This creek is super low volume and abundant with cool boofs and tight lines. Here's a sequence of me at Kettles.

Saunders dropping into Kettles.

A very beautiful creek indeed.

Pullin the bow up at "Crash Test Dummy".

Saunders engulfed at "Gorilla North."

No turning back now.

Mouse trap.

Saunders getting himself a taste of "Two blind mice"

Following Saunders' excellent example.

All good things come to an end.

After the trip to Virginia, we got rewarded with some highwater green for about a week. Here's a video from Gorilla earlier today.

Hope you all enjoyed the post,
and don't forget to shower at least once a week.

-Nathan Silsbee
Flow Rider

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