[thechat] white water

Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com
Sun Mar 25 21:05:53 CST 2001

I'ver ridden the Yough a couple of times - an old friend of mine has a cabin
near Ohiopyle PA.  We'd go skiing at Seven Springs in the winter, and
reafting in the summer.  Here's some links to some good raft companies:

for both the Yough and the Cheat.

Chris Evans
chris at fuseware.com

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[mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Marlene Bruce
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 9:53 PM
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Subject: [thechat] white water

Hi Ron (and Joe),

>Glad to hear there are more "water rats" out there!      ;-)

Well, kinda sorta. I'm not really a water rat. Though I love
kayaking/rafting/canoeing/etc., I have to have someone to do it with
or I never go (and so I've done relatively little). Does sailboat
racing for the last two years qualify me as a water rat? Somehow that
seems a bit different.

I've been rafting through Grand Canyon three times (last time was
about 9 years ago), though it was in the cushiest fashion, on big
motorized pontoon rafts (my way was paid by someone else, so I didn't
have a choice, or really any complaint about it). GC is one of the
most awesome places, and I'd like to go again someday, but in a much
smaller raft.

About 4 years ago I took a kayaking course, and at the end I bought a
used kayak from a woman who was moving to Japan. I've got all the
basic gear for it, and I did take it out *once*. Then I broke up with
the boyfriend I'd done the class with, and that was the end of that.
I'd actually would really like to get out white-water kayaking again.

>(September).  It was pretty bogus --- imagine a "whitewater trip" ... where
>you have to paddle the last two miles ... in a nice cold rain!!!   Bummer!

Sounds pretty unpleasant. The GC trips were 226 miles, and if we'd
been paddling there would have been long stretches of calm river. But
it would have been glorious anyway.

>If you get a chance over Pennsylvania-way ... try the Youghagheny
>{'Yok'-'a'-'gain'-'e'} ... excellent ride in the Spring!   [Sorry -
>find a decent link this morning!]

I've heard of both the Youghagheny (and even knew how to pronounce
it!) and the Cheat. I live in DC, so both PA and WV are within a
reasonable distance.

>Always wanted to ride the Cheat river in West Va. ... [where you get to
>a 9' waterfall!!] .... haven't had a chance yet!

Maybe we should have an evolt watersport get-together. That would put
a different slant on "evolt drinkie!"


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