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  winter boating in wv is a bit like
  Posted by: tdaniel on Oct-25-13 7:01 PM (EST)

throwing up a hail Mary into the end zone. I don't have much success but it doesn't hurt to try. I have better luck with the class IV+ boater crowd than with folks that are just out for a scenic little paddle, which is what I'm looking for. So if you just want to get out and enjoy a relaxing late fall or winter paddle in the next four or five months then shoot me an email or post. Thanks, Tony

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  I'm Pretty Fortunate
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-25-13 8:05 PM (EST)
I have several friends who enjoy paddling all winter and even PREFER winter camping since we have the river to ourselves; well, except for the wildlife that is much more visible after the hordes leave.
  Posted by: deuce on Oct-28-13 12:24 PM (EST)
you've got me jonesing for my winter Ozarks float camping trips. Won't be long.
  Where in WV
  Posted by: baldpaddler on Oct-30-13 8:18 PM (EST)
I live in NC near Charlotte but I like inter camping and paddle year round/Well I paddle from Dec26 through to Dec 24. I never deliberately plan a paddle on Dec 25th....
  Oak Hill wv,
  Posted by: tdaniel on Nov-01-13 10:15 PM (EST)
I'm up for class I - III streams through the winter, tomorrow I'm paddling the cherry river or top gauley- it mostly depends on who I can find to paddle with- prefer the smaller streams when the water is cold to minimize cold water exposure risk
let's plan something!
  all my boats
  Posted by: baldpaddler on Nov-05-13 7:45 AM (EST)
are composite so I don't do any 3s I bring canoe tape so I am not afraid of a little risk. Where in WV?
  lots of stuff-
  Posted by: tdaniel on Nov-05-13 8:56 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Nov-05-13 9:00 PM EST --

I'll let you paddle my xp, its got lots of scratches, I can paddle my mirage, y, or rec canoe. Where?- well since you're in NC lets keep it in southern wv and near I77- class I the bluestone above Spanishburg. class II from camp creek state park to the church, II+ upper brush creek above the falls (could be a little rugged adventure, possible downed trees and brush)- all those runs seasonal and near princeton wv and I've never done em. A little further away is the Greenbrier and its tribs. They run more. Lots of good class I and II there.
I'd also be up for headin' south and checkin' out edisto and its branches in sc, or swampin' near columbia sc and i know there's some seasonal I and II stuff in VA and NC located near the blue ridge which could be fun.

Overall I'm lookin' for scenic and a little adventure. I usually paddle on small bodies of water in winter- creeks.

  january rendesvous ?
  Posted by: baldpaddler on Nov-07-13 9:16 PM (EST)
Want to set up something for January or early December? I would love to try my wood strip Passage
on some creeks but if they are too rocky I will take you up on your offer of a royelex boat..
  I'll shoot you an email in the next
  Posted by: tdaniel on Nov-10-13 9:44 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Nov-10-13 5:09 PM EST --

few days and we'll work out the details, thanks for responding- my canoe is poly, kayaks are plastic as well. I'll come up with some options and you can make the final decision. I'm looking forward to expanding my potential paddling partners.



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