Posted by: vervain on Oct-26-13 8:45 PM (EST)
Too late for this year, but for next you should get a copy of A CANOEING & KAYAKING GUIDE TO WEST VIRGINIA.
It's in its millionth edition, a standard.
Even the 20 miles between the VA line and the Bluestone Lake at Hinton have some ledges that will hurt you when the water is up a bit. Below Hinton do not go without proper experience,gear and company.
Try the upper Greenbrier River, in Pocahontas Co. Scenic, mostly undeveloped and easy to paddle. Prettier and wilder than the New above Hinton.
But when you are starting out more experienced company is always a good idea where ever you go. You'll avoid falling into a hole and you'll learn how to paddle.
Don't underestimate your first boat. It knows more than you. And if you stay with the sport, you'll get many more.
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