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Date registered: January 3, 2012

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  1. Spring Tradition: Goshen Race 2019 — March 7, 2019
  2. “Keeping it Public” in Colorado — September 26, 2017
  3. 2017 Goshen Race: “Kicking a$$ in Goshen Pass” — April 6, 2017
  4. Summer Dreaming — March 7, 2017
  5. Huck-tober in Virginia — October 15, 2015

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Spring Tradition: Goshen Race 2019

On March 2nd, 2019 paddlers from four different states converged on the beautiful Maury River for a Virginia spring tradition: the 12th Annual Goshen Race. A “Winter Storm Warning,” and uncertain water levels the night before did nothing to dampen the good vibes of this low-key gathering. The day was warming by the noon-time mass …

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“Keeping it Public” in Colorado

Lately there has been a lot of talk about public lands in the US. Specifically, the debate is over the public ownership of our National Parks, Forests, and Monuments. A small but vocal number of people advocate transferring some of this land to state or private ownership. Some would love to sell this land to developers for …

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2017 Goshen Race: “Kicking a$$ in Goshen Pass”

It’s been a riduculously dry spring in Virginia, but the rains on April Fool’s Day were no joke. Rivers and creeks reached levels we have barely seen since last year. The rain opened the door for the 10th annual Goshen Race on the Maury River near Lexington, VA. The mass-start on this scenic class III-IV is …

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Summer Dreaming

It’s March and the weather can’t decide if it is still winter or if it’s spring here in the mid-Atlantic USA. Either way, this time of year we can’t help but think, “What rivers will we get on this summer?” As I day-dream about summer adventures I think back to last year’s summer safari. So …

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Huck-tober in Virginia

Heavy sustained rains in early October brought some of the most treasured creeks in Virginia up to perfect levels. We were lucky enough to spend several days chasing rain from Roanoke through the Shenandoah Valley and into the fabled Nelson County region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are some images from “Hucktober” in Virginia. …

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Pyranha takes 1st at the 1st Annual Goshen Rolling Rodeo

The “Goshen Pass” section of the Maury River is a classic mid-Atlantic run. A staple of every boater – from intermediate to expert – who lives in Virginia, it is the most reliable whitewater in the western part of the state. This section of river has hosted the crowd-favorite Goshen Race for eight years now. …

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Goshen Race 2015: Kicking A$$ in Goshen Pass

Sunday, March 15th was a bluebird beautiful day in western Virginia. The awesome weather and good flows on the Maury River brought out thirty paddlers from as far away as Ohio and D.C. for the 8th Annual Goshen Pass Downriver Race. The stoke was high as several young guns hoped to take home the 1st …

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Pyranha in Blue Ridge Life magazine

Virginia’s monthly mountain lifestyle magazine, Blue Ridge Life, put its latest edition on the newstands this week. Inside is a multi-page article on the outstanding whitewater paddling in the area.  They were even good enough to send a professional photographer to this year’s Goshen Pass Race back in March, then another shutterbug caught up to …

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Pyranha’s 40th anniversary year is drawing to a close. I’ve had a Pyranha boat in the quiver since at least 1995 and Wendy has loved her various Pyranhas since ’98, so I dug through the archives to find a few oldy-but-goody images to share. Great Falls of the Potomac: I love this pic. Original Micro 230. Harris and I at Great Falls: …

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Microcreeks + Microbrews: Creeking in the Central Blue Ridge

Virginia was blessed with a wonderfully wet spring  this year but now we’re solidly in the late-summer dolrums. Hot, humid days like these make us think of liquid refreshment in many forms; whether from the river or from a frosty pilsner glass. Luckily this area is seeing a veritable deluge of new brewpubs sprouting up like …

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