Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New River Elderhostel

We just finished up last week with our 'New River Outdoor Adventure' Elderhostel. We had a total of 24 participants all the way from Washington state to New York. We spent the week on the New River learning the basics of canoeing, rafting, rapid swimming, falling out of boats and much more. Monday and Tuesday were spent on the New from Eggleston to Bluff City. On Wednesday we hiked to the lakebed, Old Golf Course and Bald Knob. The most exciting part of the trip was to the New River Gorge on Thursday, despite the tailpipe falling off the bus! Below are a few pictures from the week.

Eggleston Cliffs
Don swimming the rapids at lunch

Steve teaching basic paddling strokes

Kayaking and canoeing below Eggleston

Our venture to the lakebed

Old Golf Course overlook

Prepared for rafting!

Jeff & Meryl

Jess relaxing in the water

Getting their game faces on for the class 5 rapids

Lunch break

New River Bridge

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Day Hikes along the Appalachian Trail

We hosted our 1st 5 night 'Day Hikes Along the Appalachian Trail' Elderhostel last week. We had a total of 24 participants from all over the country! Below are a few photos from the program.
On our first hike, Susan's sole came right off her shoe! We were about 3 miles away from the hotel at the Bear Cliffs overlook. A little first aid gauze, tape, and zip ties and we fixed her shoe right up until she could purchase another pair.

Faye dipping her feet into Dismal Falls.

Bruce & Jan posing for a picture.

It decided to pour rain on our War Spur hike. This group was ultra-prepared, rain or shine.

We headed to McAfee's Knob for our final hike.