Sunday, May 25, 2014

James River (Richmond, VA)

This weekend Nat came for a visit from DC. He suggested we take a float from Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek on the James River, so I jumped at the idea!

Nat brought three friends along and I assembled four more people to join the trip. We met at Reedy Creek around 2pm, consolidated gear in order to leave one vehicle at the take-out, and headed up river for Pony Pasture. Nat's crew was renting sit-on-top kayaks from Riverside Outfitters, so they were driven to the put-in separately.

Once we hit the water we paddled quickly to catch up with them and eventually crossed paths under the Powhite Parkway Bridge, where we took turns jumping from the old bridge pillars.

After that we made our way down the rest of the river and eventually took out at Reedy Creek around 5pm. It was a quick, but enjoyable trip down the James on an especially warm and sunny day!

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