Upper Russell Fork

  • October 12, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • BREAKS INTERSTATE PARK, VA

We'll be putting in on the Pound and running to the confluence at Bartlick Bridge then on to Garden Hole.

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2011/

We're staying at Breaks Interstate Park and paddling Sat and Sun.

Let me know if you'll be joining us!

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  • jereme

    Anybody have a site they'd like to share and split costs on?

    October 9, 2013

    • Larry S.

      So Jereme how was the gorge?

      October 15, 2013

    • jereme

      You missed it. The gorge was crazy fun. I even ran Fist without getting shoved into that crack in the rock. A fun, fun weekend.

      1 · October 15, 2013

  • Larry S.

    Come on camera guys. Post some pics/vids

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • LaDawn W.

    Had a blast on the river as well as by the campfire. A lot of great quotes from this weekend, Friends of my friends are my enemies!

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    good times with Great people. Got on a new River and looking forward to going back. Note I'm not sure if my balls stop and the Watauga or not? hahahhaha

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Larry S.

    Great scenery, great group of folks! Pain in the butt having to walk in since the road was closed due to the government shutdown.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Leslie S.

    What is everyone going to do for food this weekend. There is a good (ok excellent - I I don't even like ribs much) rib place in Grundy but it's a half hour away. I was thinking that I'd bring some Chili for dinner Saturday night and we'll most likely have breakfast in camp too. There is a place to eat at the lodge in the campground.

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • LaDawn W.

      Christy and I were discussing this last night, Bringing stuff to cook campside. I'll bring my camp stove and jetboil. Good to know about place at lodge as an option. Definitely breakfast in camp, nothing fancy just baggels, oatmeal, the usual.

      1 · October 9, 2013

    • Marty V.

      I am planning to cook this weekend Leslie. Breakfast and Dinner.

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Larry S.

    For all who are going, we can meet at the playground in B loop at 9AM to figure out shuttle. I'm planning on 2 runs Sat and one on Sunday. We can put in on the Pound or at Bartlick Bridge. ( I vote for the Pound) Don't plan to bring a low clearance car to the takeout. It is a VERY steep, rough, narrow, gravel road! An Outback would be fine. Trucks, SUVs preferred. I'm looking forward to a great trip with some great folks!! See ya!

    Camp in B loop if you can.

    Larry

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • LaDawn W.

    Last year, I came up thur Elkhorn City, but since it was the Rendezvous we camped somewhere else. Is that the best/ quickest way to get to the campground?

    October 9, 2013

  • Larry S.

    FYI, due to the Gov't shutdown, the road to the put in at the Pound is closed. We can walk down it or walk down the dam or just put in at Bartlick Bridge. The weather forecast is in the 70's days and low 40's nights so it will be cold in the mornings. The water is cold so DRESS APPROPRIATELY! You will want at least a drytop and layers. See ya there!! :-)

    October 8, 2013

  • David M.

    Anyone have a site/sites reserved and if so what sites?

    October 7, 2013

    • David M.

      Never mind, just figured out reservations are not site specific.

      1 · October 7, 2013

    • Larry S.

      We do.

      October 7, 2013

  • David M.

    Maybe.

    October 7, 2013

  • christy c.

    Larry and leslie,
    I'm going to ride up with LaDawn on Friday the 11th. Hopefully we'll be getting out of town by 1 pm. Did you guys make your camping reservations and do you know what site you are at? Since I've never been up there I didn't know what the options were with tent camping near your pop up camping. I assume there is no problem with this area and the government shut -down. Ugh.
    Thanks. Christy

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • LaDawn W.

      no, Christy and I are letting you guys test the waters so to speak and will be up the second weekend. Plan accordingly, fun will be on the menu:)

      October 4, 2013

    • Leslie S.

      Christy, we are trying to leave around 3ish. Left after I got off work last Friday and it makes for a late arrival at the campground. We've got a reservation at Breaks Interstate campground. State run so no problems with gov't shutdown. The Pound access is cut off but we did 2 laps on the Upper Russell Fork section, easy shuttle to do that. Hopefully everything gets resolved so the Pound befow the dam is open. We did run it Sunday but did a steep descent to get to it. Not really wanting to go that route again. I'd love to do an afternoon hike after paddling if anyone is up for it. So bring some hiking shoes/boots :)

      2 · October 7, 2013

  • LaDawn W.

    I remember parking seemed limited at the bridge. I know i can haul four boats, gear and people if needed:) Excited about being back on Russell Fork!

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Larry S.

      Hopefully this will be resolved by then ... hopefully!

      October 4, 2013

  • liz

    So bummed. I asked for the wrong weekend off. :( I can head up the weekend of the 5th or 26th if anyone wants to do a second trip.

    September 10, 2013

    • Marty V.

      Hey Liz, I plan to do the 5th as well. Give me a shout and lets get together!

      1 · September 11, 2013

    • Leslie S.

      Larry and I will be up there both weekends too.

      September 30, 2013

  • jereme

    Is anybody thinking about running the gorge section? Either this weekend or the previous weekend?

    September 30, 2013

  • LaDawn W.

    Well, I've never been good at resisting peer pressure. So I'm IN! :)

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • christy c.

    I'm thinking about going. Trey can't go that weekend and I've never been. If anybody is carpooling from Knoxville let me know.

    September 9, 2013

    • Larry S.

      Hey Christie! You can ride/camp with us. We'll have the pop-up!

      September 9, 2013

    • christy c.

      Thanks Larry. I'll plan on that unless the leave times don't work or someone driving alone needs a passenger. Ya'll rock.

      1 · September 10, 2013

  • LaDawn W.

    Was thinking of going first weekend, but may try an change plans to join you guys:) Will get back to you all as soon as I can.

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Larry S.

      Come on up with us!

      September 10, 2013

  • Marty V.

    Hey Larry, are you guys camping?

    September 9, 2013

    • Larry S.

      Yep. You coming up?

      September 9, 2013

    • Marty V.

      Yes and I'll probably be there the first weekend too.

      1 · September 9, 2013

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