Spalding Hurst, Jay Thomas and Ben Ballard drove to Elkhorn City, Kentucky on Saturday to run the first release of the season on the Russell Fork River. The group put on at the Flanagan Dam on the Pound River, then connected up with the Russell Fork running the upper class II-III section. Some of the highlights of the run are 20 Stiches and Bartlick Bridge.
The group put on the river at 12:30pm, the run took about 3 ½ hours. The group headed for home after the run and did not stay for the Sunday release.
Posted here are some pictures from the trip.