9780897325455

Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780897325455

  • ISBN10:

    0897325451

  • Edition: 30th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

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Summary

Though it sports a new name and look,A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia(formerlyWildwater West Virginia)is still the definitive guide to whitewater in the Mountain State. Thirty years after the initial printing, this book continues to bring paddlers the best of West Virginia's waters: from classics rivers, such as the Gauley, the New, and the Tygart, to steep creeks like North Fork of Blackwater and Meadow River. At-a-glance information for each river section helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information. Whether boating in kayaks, canoes, or sit-on-tops, paddlers will find more than enough rivers to fit their interest or skill level. In addition, literary interludes scattered throughout each book will invoke the spirit of paddling, encouraging readers' contemplation of past and future trips. Appendices include websites, gauge information, and safety information, making this book a valuable resource in planning out the next trip. From meandering riffled streams to on-the-edge, in-your-face steep creeks, these guides contains the best each state has to offer.

Author Biography

Beginning his paddling career in the 60's while in college, Charlie Walbridge has made West Virginia his second home during the paddling season. The remaining months he can be found in Penllyn, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Map Index x
Map Legend xii
Disclaimer xii
Preface 1(1)
Introduction 2(1)
Using this Guide 3(2)
Rating River Difficulty 5(2)
Using River Gauges 7(3)
Weather Information 10(1)
Finding Your Way in West Virginia 11(1)
Map Resources 12(1)
Interacting with Local Residents 13(1)
Paddling Organizations 14(318)
PART ONE
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES: THE POTOMAC DRAINAGE
North Branch of the Potomac River
22(7)
Stony River
29(3)
Abram Creek
32(1)
Other Streams of the North Branch of the Potomac River
33(22)
New Creek
33(1)
Patterson Creek
34(1)
North Fork of Patterson Creek
35(1)
South Branch of the Potomac River
36(7)
Moorefield River
43(2)
North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River
45(6)
Seneca Creek
51(3)
White's Creek
54(1)
Other Streams in the South Branch of the Potomac Basin
55(1)
Lunice Creek
55(1)
Thorn Creek
55(1)
The Main Stem of the Potomac River
56(4)
Lost River
57(3)
Trout Run
60(1)
Waites Run
60(1)
Cacapon River
61(3)
Shenandoah River
64(4)
Other Streams in the Main Stem of the Potomac Basin
68(81)
Little Cacapon River
68(1)
Tearcoat Creek
68(1)
North River
69(1)
Sleepy Creek
69(1)
Meadow Branch of Sleepy Creek
70(1)
Back Creek
71(1)
Opequon Creek
72(3)
PART TWO
THE BIG MOUNTAIN RIVER-THE MIGHTY CHEAT
Dry Fork of the Cheat River
75(6)
Black Fork of the Cheat River
81(1)
Gandy Creek
82(1)
Red Creek
82(3)
Laurel Fork of the Cheat River
85(2)
Glady Fork of Cheat River
87(1)
Otter Creek
88(3)
Red Run
91(3)
Blackwater River
94(8)
North Branch of the Blackwater River
102(1)
North Fork of the Blackwater River
103(2)
Little Blackwater River
105(1)
Glade Run
106(1)
Shavers Fork of the Cheat River
106(8)
Cheat River
114(11)
Horseshoe Run
125(1)
Buffalo Creek
126(1)
Saltlick Creek
126(1)
Pringle Run
127(1)
Dougherty Creek
128(1)
Roaring Creek
129(1)
Muddy Creek
129(3)
Greens Run
132(1)
The Big Sandy Creek of Preston County
133(5)
Sovern Run
138(1)
Little Sandy Creek
139(2)
Laurel Creek
141(1)
Beaver Creek
142(1)
Fikes Creek
142(2)
Bull Run
144(5)
PART THREE
FASTEST WATER TO THE NORTH-THE TYGART SUB-BASIN
The Tygart Valley River
149(14)
Middle Fork River
163(3)
Buckhannon River
166(3)
Other Tygart Tributaries
169(4)
Roaring Creek
169(1)
Laurel Creek
170(1)
Teter Creek
170(2)
Sandy Creek
172(1)
The Forks of the Buckhannon River
173(2)
Right Fork of the Buckhannon River
173(1)
Left Fork of Right Fork of the Buckhannon River
174(1)
Left Fork of Buckhannon River
174(1)
Miscellaneous Monongahela Tributaries
175(9)
Three Fork Creek
175(3)
Whiteday Creek
178(2)
Decker's Creek
180(3)
Dunkard Creek
183(1)
PART FOUR
THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT-THE OHIO BASIN
Little Kanawha River
184(4)
Right Fork of the Little Kanawha River
188(1)
Hughes River
189(1)
Bonds Creek
189(1)
Goose Creek
190(2)
Mill Creek
192(1)
Other Streams of the Northwest Quadrant
193(5)
Wheeling and Little Wheeling Creeks
193(1)
Middle Island Creek
193(2)
Pocatalico River
195(3)
PART FIVE
THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY RIVER-THE GREENBRIER
Greenbrier
198(10)
Greenbrier River Tributaries
208(7)
Anthony Creek
208(1)
Second Creek
209(2)
Deer Creek
211(1)
Knapp Creek
211(1)
Muddy Creek
212(3)
PART SIX
WILDEST WATER FROM THE CENTRAL HEARTLAND
Gauley River
215(14)
Williams River
229(1)
Cranberry River
230(4)
North Fork of the Cherry River
234(2)
South Fork of the Cherry River
236(1)
Cherry River
237(1)
Laurel Creek
238(1)
Big Beaver Creek
239(1)
Hominy Creek
239(1)
Muddlety Creek
240(1)
Meadow River
241(4)
Elk River
245(5)
Back Fork of the Elk River
250(2)
Laurel Creek of the Elk River
252(3)
Left Fork of the Holly River
255(1)
Right Fork of the Holley
256(1)
Birch River
257(2)
Little Birch River
259(3)
PART SEVEN
BIG WATER FROM THE SOUTH-THE NEW AND THE BLUESTONE
Bluestone River
262(3)
Camp Creek
265(1)
Brush Creek
266(1)
New River
267(11)
Glade Creek
278(2)
Piney Creek
280(3)
Glade Creek into Manns Creek
283(2)
Manns Creek (Real Manns)
285(2)
Keeney Creek
287(11)
Mill Creek
298
Laurel Creek
290(2)
Indian Creek
292(1)
Lick Creek
292(2)
PART EIGHT
TROUBLED WATERS DRAINING THE WEST
Tributaries of the Kanawha River
294 (4)
Loup Creek
295(1)
Armstrong Creek
296(1)
Paint Creek
297(1)
Coal River
298(2)
Marsh Fork
300(4)
Sandlick Creek
304(1)
Clear Fork of the Coal River
305(1)
Little Coal River
305(1)
Spruce Fork
306(1)
Little Coal River from Madison to Coal River
307(1)
Guyandotte River
307(2)
Tributaries of the Guyandotte River
309(1)
Pinnacle Creek
309(1)
Clear Fork
309(1)
Mud River
309(1)
Miscellaneous Streams
310(5)
Twelvepole Creek
310(1)
West Fork of Twelvepole Creek
310(1)
Tug River
310(5)
PART NINE
AND A COUPLE FROM NEIGHBORING STATES
Youghiogheny River
315 (8)
Tributaries of the Youghiogheny
323(9)
Drakes Creek
323(1)
Meadow Creek
324(1)
Bear Creek
325(1)
Casselman River
326(2)
Savage River
328(2)
Crabtree Creek
330(2)
Index 332

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