We got a new Fluid Do-it-now for Chris. It is a size medium. Took it for a maiden voyage on the Upper New River on the Glade Creek to Grandview Sandbar section. We were joined by Chuck and Nancy Brabec and Dan Waller. It was a gorgeous day. The water was warm but a bit low, about 2 1/2 feet on the Thurmond gauge. We had a head wind most of the trip.
The boat performed well. Chris was able to keep up much better than with a ducky. She did find a hidden rock and had a brief but uneventful swim at Quinnimont rapid.
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 a video of some of the rapids.