Although this Sunday’s trip on the Middle is canceled; the Tuesday trip on the Middle Yough is still on.
And Greg Dick is leading the New River Gorge trip next weekend.
Paddlers will be meeting in the parking lot of the New River Bridge Visitor’s Center at 9:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. At that time, we will determine which sections of the New and other local rivers can be run, then we’ll split into groups. Options include: New River Gorge from Cunard to Fayette Station (Class III-IV) – the standard trip New River, (Upper Sections); Prince to Thurmond or Thurmond to Cunard (Class II-III) if someone volunteers to lead this section.
Upper or Lower Gauley at summer levels; Cranberry, Cherry, Williams — if there is water
The New is the biggest whitewater in West Virginia. The entire river flows through an immense gorge with extremely rugged mountains and cliffs in view all the way. The upper sections are good for advanced beginners and intermediate paddlers, while the gorge is a great big-water experience for those looking for a little more adventure. Many other
activities are available in the area for non-paddlers, so we encourage non-paddlers to come along on this trip. Please email or call the trip coordinator if you plan on attending. Check the TRPC website message board for last minute information (www.threerivers.org). Coordinator does not monitor the board – so direct questions directly to him.
“All are welcome!”
Directions to meeting place: take I-79 south to US Route 19 south; turn left into the New River Bridge Visitor’s Center just before reaching the New River Gorge Bridge. (Watch for signs for the Visitor’s Center). It is about a four-hour drive from Pittsburgh.Directions to campground: We will be camping at Ray’s Campground near
Hico, WV, north of the New River Gorge. (http://www.rayscampground.com/)
Rt. 19 S – about 17 miles south of Summersville (Rt. 39) – turn right onto…Rt. 60 W –
(Watch for signs for Hawk’s Nest State Park.) – proceed just a 100 yards or so and turn right onto …Sunday Road.
Drive a few miles and watch for Ray’s campground on the left side of the road.
Group reservations have been made in the name of Greg Dick / Three Rivers
Paddling Club for Friday and Saturday evening.
October – December 2023
The October meeting of the BCC will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 18, at the Crow’s Nest (510 Tire Hill Rd, Johnstown, PA). We will be discussing the annual Christmas Party, possible Winter Solstice paddle, Roll Classes, the 2024 Rendezvous and other business. All are welcome.
Mark your calendars, the BCC Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec 2nd at the Crow's Nest. Cost will still be $10/person.
Winter Solstice Paddle on Sunday, Dec 17th.