Kibler Valley Run Day – July 26th, 2008 – Dan sec. 1

10931Saturday July 26th, brought the annual Kibler Valley race/release,  just in time with everything in day trip distance about dried up from lack of rain.  This occurs on Section 1 of the Dan starting at the Pinnacles Hydroelectric station at Kibler Valley Va.  The upper most part of this run features a nice class 2+ to 3 creeky run.  The hydro station cranked out around 10KW this day, close to full release, so there was enough water to play this section.   The middle section of the run opens up a bit but has some nice class 2 play features along the way.  The lower section  is moving water with a few play features but mostly a paddle out, though moves well with full release.  I had decided to open canoe and ran into John H. another open boater almost immediately and paddle my first run with John. (more…)