West Virginia Wildwater Association
|Show from today||Guidelines for Participants and Coordinators of River Trips||Prior Year|
All participants in West Virginia Wildwater Association trips do so as common adventurers. The club or its individual members may coordinate paddling trips but no one is considered leader of a trip. All participants take the responsibility for making their own decisions including, but not limited to, whether to participate on any particular water body or section, what equipment they use, the routes they may choose to paddle, whether their skill levels and abilities are appropriate for the activity or whether climate and water conditions are appropriate for their participation.
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|There are no known pool/roll sessions in the area.|
|KEY: Club Trip Event Clinic Club Meeting/Other|
|WVWA Club Meeting|
Election of Officers for 2020
Dunbar Public Library
7:00pm — 8:30pm
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Email the president
|WVWA Club Meeting|
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM (roll session starts at 6:00 PM)
YMCA Upper Kanawha Valley Montgomery, WV
(see the WVWA Forum for more information}
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Email the President
|Top Gauley / Williams River area *** Cancelled***|
Weekend of paddling, camping, fire, firewater and friends. River paddled each day will depend on water levels and group ability. Contact Tim or watch for post about camping and paddle details.
See the forum for more information.
|Webster Wildwater Weekend *** Postponed until ??? ***|
Webster Springs, WV
Stay tuned for more information
|Annual Seneca Rocks Weekend *** Cancelled ***|
Paddling Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. Choice of river depending on levels. Could be Smoke Hole, branches of the Potomac, Narrows, etc. Camping at Princess Snowbird Campground near Seneca Rocks. Contact Jim Bobbitt for details.
|Cliff's Spring Fling *** Cancelled ***|
Camping at Cliff Beck's near Greenbrier. River destinations will be determined the nite before. Watch the forum for more information.
|2020 Wildwater Canoeing World Cup *** Cancelled***|
A set of 4 races, featuring the fastest paddlers in the world, on the Cheat River
Chris Norbury/Codorus Wildwater Club
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|Camping at Audra State Park *** Cancelled ***|
located on the Middle Fork River. Looking to paddle Class II-III sections of Middle Fork, Cheat Narrows, Tygart. Some of these are short runs and we may make two laps. Other rivers may be an option if anyone in group has experience and knowledge of the run. Fire, food and beverages at night..
|New River Festival *** Cancelled ***|
ACE Advernture Resort
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|Stoney Creek Rendezvous *** Cancelled ***|
|WVWA Beginner/Novice Kayak Clinic *** Cancelled ***|
|National Youth Science Camp Weekend *** Cancelled ***|
See Forum for details
|Captain Thurmond Challenge *** Cancelled ***|
New River, WV
Camping at Ohiopyle State Park. Paddling the Loop Friday evening after setting up camp. Paddling complete Lower Saturday and Sunday. Camping reservations suggested ahead of time. Launch permits required for Saturday (12:00) and Sunday (10:00). Great intermediate river if looking to advance to Class III water. Further details will be posted on the forum later.
|Gauley Festival Weekend ***Cancelled***|
Upper New River
Glade Creek to Grandview Sandbar
|Russell Fork River|
More information will be posted on the forum later.
|Bridge Day Shuttle/Trip *** Cancelled ***|
New River Gorge
Bridge Day has been cancelled by the event organizers
WVWA Skill Levels for Club Trips
Beginner - Will contain rapids not exceeding Class I in difficulty
Novice - Will contain Class I and II rapids with an occasional easy Class III
Intermediate - Will contain Class II and III rapids with an occasional easy Class IV
Advanced - Will contain a full range of Class III-IV rapids
Expert - Trips at this level are not schedule by the WVWA
These trip ratings are informal ratings only. They are based on the "International Scale of Difficulty", as published by American Whitewater. They should never be considered absolute since weather and water conditions can alter the difficulty of any river.
River courtesy extends beyond aid to a fellow paddler. We ask all paddlers to consider the following and to promote river courtesy by example: