Russell Fork with the Vikings

Russell Fork with the Vikings

Russell Fork RiverRelease level ~800cfsJay and I went to the Russell Fork with the Viking Canoe Club and had a great weekend.  On day 1 we ran the Pound and Upper Russell Fork at the standard release level.  There were about 25 Vikings in the group.  A very strong...
Russell Fork with the Vikings

New River Again

3 ftMcCreery to Stone CliffWe decided that once wasn’t enough so we put together a new crew and headed back to the New.  Emerson Ballard joined us for his inaugural journey, along with Kenny, Jay, Toby and Beastie.  The water level seemed lower than last but it...
Russell Fork with the Vikings

Elkhorn is Back

400cfsJay and I finally got back on the Elkhorn, after hurricane Katrina finally gave the area some water.  We all thought the huge downpours would bring everything up and for a good while.  That wasn’t the case.  New Orleans got obliterated and all we got was a...
Russell Fork with the Vikings

Falls of the Ohio

Jay and I finally checked out the falls last night. We ran what I assume to be rebar alley. The water was fast and scrapy on this day. There were a few little waves but nothing special for surfing. We slowly, as slowly as we could, made our way down the 400 yard...
Russell Fork with the Vikings

Full Moon A Risin’ On The Beech Fork

Dam to Camp to Dam20cfsBeastie led Tim, Toby, Zach and I up and down the mighty Fork this past weekend. This was a send off trip for Zach, his last Kentucky wilderness trip. He shoves off to Hawaii soon. The water was low, so we couldn’t make our planned route...