Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fort Springs to Glen Ray Rd at Alderson

We had another Wednesday adventure.
Water was at 2.84 and the speed was about 484.

We prefer above 3 feet.

It doesn't seem like a lot, but those 3 or more inches make dealing with rocks easier.

Most of the rapids were not a problem. I was a lot stressed about rolling again, mostly because it seems like such a fail when that happens. The water was moving slow enough today that it wasn't going to run me way down the river like it did last week, but it was low enough that working through an area would result in hitting more rocks with legs and such. Luckily, I only rolled one time and that was the very bottom of a rapid. Everyone was sitting there watching.

Right after that was our lunch stop at Stuart's. Good food, high price. It is what it is.

A couple of tubers joined us after lunch. It slowed us down a little, but made for more fun.

The one thing I was afraid of was under the old bridge in Alderson. We went through one time when the water was so low we had to walk through the cobble.

Fortunately, 2.84 was enough through there. Past that there are some cobble areas. We should stay in the middle at this level. I went right and bounced a bit.

Finally made it to our pull out. All was a good day.