New Years Day 2008 (Jan. 1, 2008) N. Fork of the Mayo

2007-03-11 Mayo with SRVCC 033Well, it was a bit cold for New Years Day 2008 so most of us opted for the local paddle on the North Fork of the Mayo River along the NC-VA line. Several of us had run it the day before in unusually warm winter weather at a great high level. Today however it was windy and colder, 40’s with high in low 50’s and windy, but it was New Year’s and a paddling tradition to paddle somewhere for New Years. Still a bright sunshine day out, lower water than the day before, only around 400cfs but still above average for flow.

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Mayo – North fork – December 31, 2007 VA. put in to NC Dog-Leg

Heavy rains in areas up just into Va. during the last 24 hours pumped a couple of inchesIMGP2061 of rain in some areas, one of these being the watershed for the North Fork of the Mayo. So on New Years Eve, Monday December 31 we had plenty of flow in this local stream. That morning I met up with a conglomeration of paddlers from SRVCC, TRR, and CCC clubs who had networked via internet the night before to meet up for the run.

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Wilson Creek – December 29, 2007

Saturday December 29th,  was another beautiful day on Wilson Creek.  Darron P. and I met up to run and catch up with Eddie C. who was already there.  Level was around -4″ on our 1st run and holding well even on the 2nd run when we caught up with Eddie C. at around -5″.

Ed-no name rapid - 1 (11/30/03)Darron and I did our 1st run by oursleves as Eddie had already headed up earlier with another group.  I was in my new Pyranah “Burn-L” creek boat, and about to put it to the test on its maiden voyage down Wilson Creek Gorge (now that’s really serious 1st run testing).  I had just recieved the boat the night before and stayed up late outfitting it.

 

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