Post by Harry Netzer on May 30, 2017 20:42:03 GMT -5
The last couple of years has been a let down with the high water, but hopefully this year the New river will be at a good level. We have just under a month until the Science Camper Weekend. This year it will be June 24 and 25. We will be on the same section of the New River as always(Glade Creek to Grandview). We will be able to camp at the ACE Gear Shoppe on Fayette station road again this year. We will have the campground from Friday June 23 until the late afternoon of the 25th.
We will need experienced guides to show the campers a few basic paddling techniques and guide them through the rapids. I am looking for paddlers that know the Upper New and are comfortable kayaking it. We also need lots of gear. The clubs goal is to accommodate for 30 campers each day, so that means we will need at least 30 kayaks and all the other gear. Please contact me if you want to volunteer on the water, on land, or donate equipment for the weekend.
Post by Doug (Freeze) Ackerman on Jun 15, 2017 11:53:03 GMT -5
I can help both days. I have two sets of kayak gear, but my big kayaks never get used, so I'll probably just bring the rest of the stuff unless we get desperate. - Have you arranged transport for all these boats and gear? I could bring my 4' x 8' trailer. - If you want to stow stuff somewhere between now and the trip, I have some room. Then you don't have to bring it all from Charleston on the day of the trip. - Anyone that wants to spend Friday night closer to the river is welcome to stay at my place. I could bore you with pictures of the Galapagos and Peru.
Post by Dan Waller on Jun 18, 2017 14:35:52 GMT -5
As we discussed before I'll have my trailer and it'll be completely empty. Friday night we can consolidate boats and gear in it. This will save us parking space up at the top. Then once we get the kids outfitted the extra boats and gear can get locked up in the trailer.
Bring 4 boats, 1 of them a sit-on-top. With all the gear. If you want to bring me boats like last year, I can store them in my garage and haul them down. Harry, I took the rest of this week off so call me if you need anything. I am at your disposal.
Post by Harry Netzer on Jun 18, 2017 18:19:23 GMT -5
Thanks Cliff and Rob for signing up. Dan, I will call you to and maybe I can run over to your place after work Tuesday to load up your trailer.
I don't have a total list of all the gear people have offered, but will tally it monday and see if we still need anything.
RIght now we have the following signed up to help.
Scot Meadows, Raft Support
Kayakers: Harry Netzer David King David Bell Ruth Bell Wes Barthwick Doug Ackerman Pat McCarty Michelle Isble Dustin Johnson Stehmans Dan Waller John and Betty Callender Cliff Beck Rob and Brian Parker Andrew Gillespie Ken Jordan Tony Daniels John and Kristin Tippett Woody Davis
Post by Alex Padon on Jun 20, 2017 10:44:50 GMT -5
Hey Harry, I can help out on Sunday. I can do raft support and bring an extra kayak for someone to use, full setup (m/l pfd, m/l helmet, Jackson hero, medium skirt, paddle). Give me a call. 304-545-8301
Post by Harry Netzer on Jun 20, 2017 20:15:32 GMT -5
If you are bringing kayaking gear, I'd like all gear brought to the Glade Creek Put-in by 1000. We can get everything sorted into pods and have everything ready for the science campers. If you are bringing yourself, be at the put-in by 11am. Let's try to consolidate as many boats into as few vehicles as we can, parking can be tight on a normal weekend on both ends of the river.
Post by Doug (Freeze) Ackerman on Jun 21, 2017 22:11:07 GMT -5
This evening we were discussing potential river levels for the Science Campers' trip. Check out the link. They are forecasting some pretty high water. 10,000 on Saturday. >15,000 on Sunday. This is just a forecast and actual flows may be different (on Monday, they predicted 12,000 on Tuesday and you can see it was actually around 7,000). - water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=rnk&gage=hinw2 - The Science Campers should work on weather control. Or maybe they have. For the last few years, they seem to be rain magnets.
Post by Dustin Johnson on Jun 22, 2017 6:27:30 GMT -5
The latest model I saw shows it hitting us early Saturday morning around 2:30am, with the first front moving in late Thursday night. Most models are showing us in the 2-2.5 inch range, with north and west of us getting up to 4 inches.