The 2010 Expedition Is Almost Here!

National Committee for the New RiverWE’RE JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY:  It’s almost time for the splash-in !

The New River 2010 Expedition is only days away.  Please check this schedule out carefully if you are planning on joining us – we’ve made some changes already in the first week!  Please remember that you are responsible for your own boats, shuttling, outfitter, food, and lodging/camping arrangements along the way.  See this E News for suggestions on outfitters/lodging, etc. following the schedule.

2010 Expedition Schedule

CHANGES ARE POSSIBLE DAILY due to weather and river conditions.  Please stay in frequent touch with us by phone (call Chris (336/489-0066), Jasmene or Melissa at 336/982-6267) if you are planning to join us on the New River Expedition.

Color Key:
Green: Beginner, Easy, Class 1&2
Blue: Intermediate, Medium, Class 2&3, Helmet Required.
Black: Expert, Hard, Class 3 to 5, Helmet Required.

**PLEASE NOTE CORRECTIONS ON MONDAY JULY 26!**

Week 1:
Sat. 7.24 Launch! Brookshire Park to Green Valley Park. Meet at Green Valley at 7:00am. 16 miles.
Sun. 7.25 Fleetwood to Hwy 163. Meet at Hwy at Calvary United Methodist Church 1:00 p.m.; take out 163 Hartzog Ford Road. 12 miles.
Mon. 7.26 Hwy 163 to Zaloos. Meet at Zaloos at 8:00am. Lunch at Elk Shoals. 14 miles.
Tues. 7.27 Zaloos to 221 Access at NRSP. Meet at Zaloos at 7:30am. Lunch at Wagner Access & NRSP Program. 17 miles.
Wed. 7.28 221 Access to 93 Bridge. Meet at 93 Bridge at 7:30am. Lunch at Riverside. 18.5 miles
Thur. 7.29 (Optional) North Fork—Deep Ford Rd. to Confluence. Meet at Riverside at 9:00am.

Week 2:
Sat. 7.31 Bridle Creek to Hwy 21. Meet at Bridle Creek at 8:00am. Annual Meeting at River Ridge Cattle Co. 10 miles.
Sun. 8.1 Riverside to Old Town. Meet at Riverside at 8:00am. 6.5 miles.
Mon. 8.2 Fries Park to River Hill. Meet at Fries Park at 11:00am. 7.5 miles.
Tue. 8.3 Ivanhoe to Foster Falls. Meet at Foster Falls at 9:00am. New River Trail SP Program. 7.5 miles.
Wed. 8.4 Foster Falls to Allisonia (Claytor Lake). Meet at Foster Falls at 9:00am. 12 miles.

Week 3:
Sat. 8.7 Radford Bissett Park to 114. 9am-12pm: Bissett Park Clean Up. Lunch at Bissett Park. Meet at Dudley’s Landing/Bissett Park at 2:30pm. 6 miles.
Sun. 8.8 114 to Whitehorn. Meet at 114 Bridge at 10:00am. 8 miles.

Mon. 8.9 Whitehorn to Eggleston. Meet at Eggleston at 8:30am. 9.5 miles.
Tue. 8.10 Pembroke to Bluff City. Meet at 460 Bridge at 9:00am.. 11 miles.
Wed. 8.11 Glen Lyn to Indian Creek. Meet at Park City at 8:30am. 17 miles.

Week 4:
Sat. 8.14 Hinton to Brooks Falls. 9am-12pm: Hinton Clean Up. 1pm Parker Island Lunch. Meet at Hinton at 2:30pm. 6 miles.
Sun. 8.15 Grandview to Thurmond. Meet at Thurmond at 9:00am. 14 miles.
Mon. 8.16 Thurmond to Cunard. Meet at Thurmond at 9:00am. 7 miles.

Tue. 8.17 Cunard to Fayette Station. TBD. 7 miles.
Wed. 8.18 Below the Dries to Confluence. Meet at Gauley Bridge at 11:00am. 2 miles.

Outfitter/Lodging/Camping Suggestions

Week 1:

Sat. 7/24 – Launch! Brookshire Park, Boone, meet at Green Valley at 7am. Kick-off event at Brookshire at 8:30am. Take out at Green Valley Park at 2pm. 16 miles.
Outfitter: Rivergirl, 336-877-3099
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Sun. 7/25 – Fleetwood to Hwy. 163/Hartzog Ford Rd.- 1pm-6pm. 12 miles. Meet at Calvary United Methodist Church.
Outfitter: Rivergirl, 336-877-3099
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Mon. 7/26 – Put in at Hwy 163-meet at Zaloos at 7:30am. Lunch at Elk Shoals. Take out at Zaloos at 2pm. 14 miles.
Outfitter: Zaloos, 1-800-535-4027
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Tues. 7/27 – Put in at Zaloos at 7:30am. Take out at 221 Access at NRSP at 4pm. Lunch at Wagner Access & NRSP Program at 11:30am. 17 miles.
Outfitter: Zaloos, 1-800-535-4027
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Wed. 7/28 – Put in at 221 Access at 7:30am. Take out at 93 Bridge at 4pm. Lunch at Riverside. 18.5 miles. Meet at 93 bridge.
Outfitter: Riverside, 336-982-9439
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Thur. 7/29 (Optional Day) – Put in at North Fork— Deep Ford Rd. at 9am. Take out at Confluence at 5pm.
Outfitter: Riverside, 336-982-9439
Hotels: Boone – Best Western, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. See: http://www.visitboonenc.com/lodging.htm
Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn, Nation’s Inn, Best Western
Camping: New River State Park.

Week 2:

Sat. 7/31 – Put in at Bridle Creek at 8am. Take out at Hwy 21 at 1pm. Annual Meeting at River Ridge Cattle Co. (2456 Gold Hill Rd.)10 miles. CLICK HERE for directions.
Outfitter: New River Campground, 276-773-3412
Hotels: Jefferson/West Jefferson – Hampton Inn (336-846-4000), Nation’s Inn(336-246-2080), Best Western (877-574-2464)
Independence – Grayson Inn and Suites (276-773-3313), Hampton Inn—Galax (276- 238-4605) Camping: New River State Park, New River Campground.

Sun. 8/1 – Put in at Riverside boat launch at 8am. Take out at Old Town at 1pm. 6.5 miles.
Outfitter: Riverside (Fries), 276-238-0878
Hotels: Independence – Grayson Inn and Suites (276-773-3313), Hampton Inn—Galax (276- 238-4605)
Camping: New River Campground, New River Trail State Park

Mon. 8/2 – Put in at Fries Park at 11:00am. Take out at River Hill at 3pm. 7.5 miles.
Outfitter: Blue Cat on the New, 276-766-3729
Hotels: Independence – Grayson Inn and Suites (276-773-3313), Hampton Inn—Galax (276- 238-4605)
Cabins: New River Retreat
Camping: New River Campground, New River Trail State Park

Tue. 8/3 – Put in at Ivanhoe at 9am. Take out at Foster Falls at 2pm. New River Trail SP Program. 7.5 miles.
Outfitter: Blue Cat on the New, 276-766-3729
Hotels: Wytheville – Best Western, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Country Inn and Suites and more. See: http://hotelguides.com/virginia/wytheville-va-hotels.html
Hillsville – Hampton Inn (276-728-2345), Holiday Inn Express (800-345-8082), Best Western (877-574-2464), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065)
Cabins: New River Retreat
Camping: New River Trail State Park

Wed. 8/4 – Put in at Foster Falls at 9am. Take out at Allisonia (Claytor Lake) at 2pm. 12 miles.
Outfitter: Blue Cat on the New, 276-766-3729
Hotels: Wytheville – Wytheville – Best Western, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Country Inn and Suites and more. See: http://hotelguides.com/virginia/wytheville-va-hotels.html
Hillsville – Hillsville – Hampton Inn (276-728-2345), Holiday Inn Express (800-345-8082), Best Western (877-574-2464), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065)
Cabins: New River Retreat, Claytor Lake State Park
Camping: New River Trail State Park, Claytor Lake State Park

Week 3:

Sat. 8/7 – 9am-12pm: Bissett Park Clean Up. Lunch at Bissett Park. Put in at Dudley’s Landing/Bissett Park at 2:30pm. Take out at 114 at 6pm. 6 miles.
Outfitter: Tangent, 540-731-5202
Hotels: Radford – La Quinta Inn (800-753-3757), Best Western (877-574-2464), The Grove at Radford (540-639-6390), Super 8 Radford (540-731-9355)
Blackburg – Days Inn (540-951-1330), Main St. Inn (540-552-6246), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Courtyard by Mariott (540-552-5222)
Cabins: Claytor Lake State Park, New River Outdoor Co.
Camping:  Claytor Lake State Park

Sun. 8/8 – Put in at 114 bridge at 10am. Take out at Whitethorn at 3pm. 8 miles.
Outfitter: Tangent, 540-731-5202
Hotels: Radford – La Quinta Inn (800-753-3757), Best Western (877-574-2464), The Grove at Radford (540-639-6390), Super 8 Radford (540-731-9355)
Blackburg – Days Inn (540-951-1330), Main St. Inn (540-552-6246), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Courtyard by Mariott (540-552-5222)
Cabins: New River Outdoor Co.
Camping:

Mon. 8/9 – Put in at Whitethorn at 8:30am. Take out at Eggleston at 3pm.
Outfitter: Tangent, 540-731-5202
Hotels: Radford – La Quinta Inn (800-753-3757), Best Western (877-574-2464), The Grove at Radford (540-639-6390), Super 8 Radford (540-731-9355)
Blackburg – Days Inn (540-951-1330), Main St. Inn (540-552-6246), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Courtyard by Mariott (540-552-5222)
Cabins: New River Outdoor Co.
Camping:

Tue. 8/10 – Put in at Pembroke at 9am. Lunch at Whitt River Bend. Take out at Bluff City at 5pm. 11 miles.
Outfitter: New River Outdoor Co.
Hotels: Radford – La Quinta Inn (800-753-3757), Best Western (877-574-2464), The Grove at Radford (540-639-6390), Super 8 Radford (540-731-9355)
Blackburg – Days Inn (540-951-1330), Main St. Inn (540-552-6246), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Courtyard by Mariott (540-552-5222)
Cabins: New River Outdoor Co.
Camping:

Wed. 8/11 – Put in at Glen Lyn at 8:30am. Take out at Indian Creek at 5pm. 17 miles.
Outfitter: New River Outdoor Co.
Hotels: Radford – La Quinta Inn (800-753-3757), Best Western (877-574-2464), The Grove at Radford (540-639-6390), Super 8 Radford (540-731-9355)
Blackburg – Days Inn (540-951-1330), Main St. Inn (540-552-6246), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Courtyard by Mariott (540-552-5222)
Princeton – Holiday Inn Express (800-345-8082), Hampton Inn (304-431-2580), Super 8 (304-487-6161), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Sleep Inn & Suites (866-969-8065)
Cabins: New River Outdoor Co.
Camping: Indian Creek State Park
Week 4:

Sat. 8/14 – 9am-12pm: Hinton Clean Up. 1pm Parker Island Lunch. Put in in Hinton at 2:30pm. Take out at Brooks Falls at 6pm. 6 miles.
Outfitter: A-1 Whitewater
Hotels: Hinton – Serving the Hinton Area: Holiday Inn Express (877-654-0232), Staybridge Suites (877-654-0232), Candlewood Suites (877-654-0232).
Princeton – Holiday Inn Express (800-345-8082), Hampton Inn (304-431-2580), Super 8 (304-487-6161), Comfort Inn (866-969-8065), Sleep Inn & Suites (866-969-8065)
Cabins: Pipestem State Park
Camping: Pipestem State Park, Bluestone State Park

Sun. 8/15 – Put in at Grandview at 9am. Take out at Thurmond at 5pm. 14 miles.
Outfitter: A-1 Whitewater
Hotels: Grandview –
Beckely – Comfort Inn (304-255-5291), Econo Lodge (304-255-2161), Super 8 (304-253-0802), Hampton Inn (304-252-2121), Holiday Inn (800-345-8082), Park Inn (304-255-9091).
Cabins:
Camping: NPS Grandview Sandbar

Mon. 8/16 – Put in at Thurmond at 9am. Take out at Cunard at 3pm. 7 miles.
Outfitter:
Hotels: Oak Hill – Comfort Inn New River (304-465-2300), Holiday Inn (800-345-8082), Midway T & C Motel (304-465-0344).
Fayetteville – Quality Inn New River Gorge (866-969-8065), Homewood Suites (304-574-3096)
Cabins:
Camping:

Tue. 8/17 – Put in at Cunard at 9am. Catered lunch on river. Evening event in Fayetteville. Take out at Fayette Station. 7 miles.
Outfitter: WVPRO
Hotels: Oak Hill – Comfort Inn New River (304-465-2300), Holiday Inn (800-345-8082), Midway T & C Motel (304-465-0344).
Fayetteville -  Fayetteville – Quality Inn New River Gorge (866-969-8065), Homewood Suites (304-574-3096)
Cabins: Opossum Creek Retreat
Camping: NPS Dun Glen

Wed. 8/18 – Put in below the Dries at 11am. Take out at Confluence at 2pm. 2 miles.
Outfitter: None
Hotels: Ansted – Hawksnest State Park
Cabins:
Camping: Hawksnest State Park

Posting your comment...

Leave A Comment


http://www.footsloggers.com/wp-content/themes/press