Down Elk 5-26-2017

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Five of us Paddled the Elk River below Webster Springs. There were two catarafts and a raft. The level was a bit higher than expected, nearly 7′. We were expecting it to be just below 6′. Anyway, it was a fun trip with lots of big bouncy waves. Most rocks were covered up. Here is […]

Paddled McCreery to Stonecliff on 5-20-2017

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Water was higher than expected, 9′ on the Thurmond gauge. Many of the rapids were somewhat washed out, mostly big wave trains. Rain was forecast but we only saw blue skies and sunshine. Finished the run in 2 1/2 hours including a stop for lunch. There was plenty of current to carry us through the […]

Down Elk 5-14-2017

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Had a nice turnout for a Sunday (Mother’s Day) trip on the Elk River below Webster Springs. Had a mixture of sun and clouds but not too cold. Temps were in the 60’s. Had some wind at times as well. Ten of us paddled the 11 miles. Photos are posted in the Paddling gallery.

Paddled the Way Down Elk

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I have been wanting to check out this section for some time. We most often paddle the Down Elk but had not gone farther down river to the CR7 bridge. Most folks only run this section when the water is low. Today, the level was 6.2 feet when we put on and 6.05 when we […]