The Rappahanock used to be a real good river to canoe. The last time we took a group of scouts, the water level was so low, we hiked half the trip, or at least that's how it felt. We kept getting hung on the rocks, and would have to get out and drag the canoes. We put in up at Kelly's Ford, with the intention of camping at the confluance of the Rapid an. Then take out the next day at Motts Run.It's about a 25 mile run. So I would suggest to check the water level before you go. If the water is OK, it is a really great trip. We now go down the James river, put in at the Hardware River WMA, which is about 5 miles below Scottsville, and take out in Columbia, about 17 miles.
Sounds like you have a great one, willing to do the trip and hang with ya. Good luck on your trip, when you do go.....RR
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