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Old 02-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #46
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One question:
All pets must be kept on a leash and cannot be a bother to other campers. Do not tie your pets or anything else to our trees. "

No hammocks?
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #47
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I'll double check but I'm pretty sure you'll be fine with a hammock tied to the large trees along the river. I think they mean the little trees they planted.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #48
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OK everyone .... ... its all downstream from there! ...
Very nice!
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:19 PM   #49
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #50
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2 nights camping, one day paddling I'll have my own kayak but will need a spot on the shuttle.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #51
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Yes Kevin... still waiting on my son to vett out his schedule.... As of now it's me and Rosie, would love a canoe/paddles/vests for us two, camp Sat night for sure and undecided about Fri. which what time we leave the campgrounds Sat. am for the put-in will be a factor in deciding. If the 'boy' comes it would be another canoe set for him and his wife and same camping arrangement as us. The daughter and BF have already declined this wonderful opportunity; I tried raising her to appreciate this kinda thing but you can't win 'em all. No under 18 nor under 21 here for that matter.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #52
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Hey Kevin!
Muffynmonster and I will be there Saturday but just to annoy everyone (and fish) - I should be out of the cast but still in a brace and I will still be prohibited from doing anything like paddling or riding.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #53
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2 nights camping, one day paddling I'll have my own kayak but will need a spot on the shuttle.
Brian, are you planning on doing what I think you are doing? I'll come just to see that rig. Maybe I can convince Teresa to come too. This is definitely something to think about.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #54
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As far as the time on the river Saturday it's 12 miles at approximately 3 miles per hour plus stopping for lunch etc.
For example we could go to the put in around 10:00-11:00 and be back to the campground by 3:00-4:00 easy.
We could add a 2-3 hour ride to the mix, say a loop down the backroads to Luray and back up through Fort Valley.
Another thing...I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do but it would be a good idea to not drink too much while on the river. The water is still chilly then and if the air temp is chilly a spill in the river could make for an unpleasant experience.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #55
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In April I'd be dressing for the water temp, not the air temps.

I used to teach cold water survival and hitting even 60 degree water can be an unpleasant experience.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:16 PM   #56
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I'll paddle both days and will be camping for at least two nights.
I'm waiting on feedback from my son before specifying my hull preference.


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Another thing...I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do but it would be a good idea to not drink too much while on the river. The water is still chilly then and if the air temp is chilly a spill in the river could make for an unpleasant experience.

As far as I'm concerned, & is for after the traveling is done. Whether its on wheels or water.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:04 PM   #57
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I'll paddle both days and will be camping for at least two nights.
I'm waiting on feedback from my son before specifying my hull preference.





As far as I'm concerned, & is for after the traveling is done. Whether its on wheels or water.
That's the right attitude.
I was just trying to cover all bases with my previous statement.

Like 6USMC6 said dress for the occasion. Cotton is not a good option. Polypropylene underwear, Pile and some kind of nylon windbreaker/paddling jacket and pants and a knit hat would be the best option for any cool/cold weather paddling.

Also I just want to get this off my chest and out to everyone who is thinking of coming. I'm not trying to discourage folks from coming out for a great time.
I have heard Laurel Fork has gotten a little out of hand in years past. That can't happen here. I know the owners of the campground and so does Old Man River. I also have friends who live within earshot of the campground. I know they would appreciate a low key group. I don't want bad blood between us because of someone elses stupidity.
The campground doesn't tolerate rowdy groups and like Old Man River said earlier they WILL call the sheriff if things get out of hand. I've seen it happen. I'm not saying you can't have fun...just do it with respect for others.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:20 AM   #58
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I have heard Laurel Fork has gotten a little out of hand in years past. That can't happen here. I know the owners of the campground and so does Old Man River. I also have friends who live within earshot of the campground. I know they would appreciate a low key group. I don't want bad blood between us because of someone elses stupidity.
The campground doesn't tolerate rowdy groups and like Old Man River said earlier they WILL call the sheriff if things get out of hand. I've seen it happen. I'm not saying you can't have fun...just do it with respect for others.
So you're saying that the M-80's should only be used for fishing huh?









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Old 02-24-2011, 03:34 AM   #59
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Brian, are you planning on doing what I think you are doing? I'll come just to see that rig. Maybe I can convince Teresa to come too. This is definitely something to think about.

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While it has crossed my mind to bring the yak up on the sidecar, I think a 15ft kayak may be a bit much to haul for 4 hours on 64.

I plan on doing it locally for fishing trips but will need to do a few test runs before I would even think about the highway.

I'll probably be in gore-tex waders with a dry top and also use my hands for holding a fishing rod instead of beer. Around the campfire will be a different story.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:32 AM   #60
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If I can get a kayak before then I'll bring it down, but I'll probably end up hanging out with someone in a canoe.

What kind of kayaks do you have? Maybe I'd like to check out one of those
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