A day on the water. We headed back to Falls Reservoir, the bit of water between two dams on the Yadkin River, because it is always quite and very few motorboats. The waterfall was flowing nicely – I can not find a name for it, before the dams, the area was known as The Narrows.
We paddled towards the northern dam, but there was fast water and since I flipped a boat in a release here we turned back and had lunch on an island. We found remains of previous visitors!
One more look at the waterfall and headed home!
A great day on the Yadkin River.
and always into the “caves”
As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.
a quick side trip for ice cream
and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.
Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture
Today was another day in the woods. We started on a section of the Uwharrie River I have wanted to paddle for a while. It needs spring rains to be deep enough to paddle.
After the thunderstorms in the middle of the week, it looked promising, featuring over 12 class I rapids (easiest) and good flow. I don’t have pictures, but we started almost immediately when Sam flipped her boat when she hit a strainer (tree)
A great couple of hours on the water!
Then hike #15 of #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Tract of the Uwharrie Game Land.
What is Clay photographing this week?
An Eastern Fence Lizard.
Does this look like how to dress for kayaking? It is when the start temperature is 26 degrees!
Our finds along the Rappahannock River – several shark teeth fossils and a opossum
It was a great day to take our kayaks for a walk….
Sadly the water in Bear Creek was deep in spots, so we had to paddle…
and duck under fallen trees.
and played in the water coming over the dam.
My partner in crime, Clay sent me these pictures.
Hold my beer and watch this moment… I tried to slide off the dock, didn’t work! I did save it with only a wet arm and leg.
Me more upright
Sam is in a good mood
Luckily we finally got back to hiking!
Came home and went mountain biking in Greensboro.
The family came and enjoyed a walk in woods and the dog park for Kodak.
Today was the first day of events at the American Adventurists’ Appalachian Rendezvous.
And the first event was a paddle of the Falls Reservoir.
Water seems deep enough
and a tight squeeze in…
old diversion tunnels makes great caves
then I wanted to touch the damn…
The water was weird feeling, not turbulent, not spinning or moving… it just had a life to it.