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 […]

Down Elk 4-9-2017

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What a great day on the Elk River today. Nine of us paddled the Elk below Webster springs. Water level was 6.5 feet. Air temp reached 80 degrees by the time we took off the river. Water was still cold from snow melt. Pogies were optional. Enjoy some photos in the Paddling gallery