Hi guys and gals,
I am coming out to visit some boating friends in Salida, do some kayaking/rafting, mtn. biking and make a return stop to Rocky Mtn. National Park in June. My parents took me to RMNP when I was 1 1/2 years old. I will be leaving WV around June 15 and hope to stay in CO until late July.
I am wanting to know what runs you guys might suggest for me. I used to work as a video boater on the Upper Gauley and New River Gorge in WV. I left the videoboating job in 2004 and have been teaching jr. high for the past few years. My skills are a little rusty but I still manage to paddle solid IV+ stuff.
For those who know the Southeast, I am looking for rivers/creeks along the lines of Upper Gauley, Wilson Creek, Watauga River, New River Gorge, Upper Yough, etc.
My question to all of you is what runs would you suggest I try to get on while visiting your great state. Keep in mind I am not looking for Class V creeks. Sure, I can do them and may take the opportunity, so go ahead and feel free to mention them anyway.
Thanks for all of your help. BTW-if anyone is looking for ride back East to WV for Gauley Season then please mention it. I could use the company on the drive back. I'll have room for a boat and your gear on my Ford Ranger with topper and rack.