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    VA Luray Shenandoah river float trip (official thread)May 18-19

    Ok guys of the Mid south, here it is. One night hang float the Shenandoah River South Fork in the Luray area. Ok if you don't have a kayak or canoe you can rent from http://www.shenandoahriver.com/ . This is a choose your own adventure trip, you can start where ever you want but camp will be at mile #13 but go around the corner to just after the ledge drop. I will have My HF flag out if I get to camp before you. The map I have attached shows all locations. To clear up the map, the numbers are miles. You can camp at 8-9 (also the put in if you want to camp the night before to get a jump on things), 13-14 (camp of the trip on Saturday night). The #/mile signs are on the river (you can't miss them). My trip will start at #8 Bealer's Ferry at 11 am Saturday (Thats launch time, be there earlier for shuttling cars). Take out is #19, there is not much parking here so it would be nice to car pool. I have not done this trip before but have done most of the Shenandoah River. Camp is on National Forest there is no water, picnic tables, or bathrooms this is wilderness camping. You need to bring everything water, food, TP, and bear bags. PM me or post if you have questions. This trip is rain or shine but if for some reason the river is out of its banks and not safe I will cancel. Looking forward to meeting some new folks on this trip. Other helpful links http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing...3&section=maps http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing...3&section=maps
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    im in it will be me wife and our two girls. will bring oun canoe
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

    Only hang as high as your willing to fall- H.F. member

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    i need the address or gps coordinates so i can get driving directions
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

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    AAARRGGHHHH!

    I have BALOO Training for the Scouts that weekend- and they only offer it every so often. I can't miss this year's chance.

    Gonna miss this one, and it sounded great too

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    Long drive but tempting. I'll know how I am handling camping and paddling by then. Are the rapid class 1 riffles or something to worry about?
    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Are the rapid class 1 riffles or something to worry about?
    I'd like to know this as well. I'm very interested in the trip, but our canoe would be borrowed and I don't want to take the risk in rough water.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Compton's Rapid is a class 2 straight shot on your right hand side of the river. It can be portaged/walked if you don't feel comfortable. The river has a little of everything flats, rapids, riffles and ledges. Some canoe/kayak experience is recommended but not really required but if you have non you might get wet.
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    All canoes get some scratches on the river it's rocky but as long as the canoe is not fiberglass or aluminum it will be fine.

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    I have no experience unless you count the raft rides at amusement parks

    I'd love to give it a shot and I'll be in that area since I'm hiking the AT this year, unfortunately I'll only be in NC/TN by then.

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