The Lower New

As the end of last semester came to a close, Leif and I decided to leave behind to snow and ice laden streams of Colorado to seek warmer environs in the North Coast.

Colorado, Brrrr New River Gorge

California, ahhh that is better! New River Gorge

I have wanted to run the Lower New River ever since Leif and I left Arcata for graduate school in Colorado about three years ago. I was finally rewarded with a perfect sunny day spent in a spectacular gorge with a perfectly padded flow.

Scouting the Confluence of the New and Trinity. This was a perfect padded flow. New River Gorge

Voted "Best Photo of the Day" compliments to Natalie for a quick shutter finger and to Leif for knowing that
being slightly offline on the "portage" rapid would make a better photo. New River Gorge

We took my brother along just so that he could show us how the tall drops should be run, in reference to the day we taught him how to huck waterfalls on the Green Truss and he promptly showed us up. Lucky for our egos, there were no tall drops so instead I got to show up my big brother by pushing him along after getting stalled out in smaller sized holes.

Lending a helping hand - straight to Russell's back.

And just because I have to keep references to the double rainbow song alive:
Oh my GOD, it is a double BOOF! What does it mean!
Double boof... All the way across the River! New River Gorge
(I can't even capture it on my camera.)

Check out the slide show below for some other great photos from the day.

Check out Nuskool Dan's video of the lower new here


  1. Oh my god, that is the most beautiful double boof its beautiful!

  2. From bitterly cold to warm and sunny! How do you manage to keep warm and keep paddling when it is so cold?

    Emjoyed your pics.

  3. Righteous write-up broheims. Keep fighting the good fight with your blog.


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