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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