RIVER RAVE: What section of the James is your favorite for whitewater?

Photo by Rich Young. - What section of the James is your favorite for whitewater?For paddlers, the James River offers some of the best urban white water in the nation, from easy Class I rapids to Class IV. Named rapids within the Falls of the James include (class II unless marked): Pony Pasture, Powhite Ledges, Choo Choo, Cooper’s Rifle, Mitchell’s Gut, First Break, Approach, Hollywood (IV), VEPCO Levee (III), Second Break (IV), Southside (III) and Pipeline (IV).

Which section along the Falls of the James is your favorite for whitewater? What is your favorite boat (kayak, canoe, whitewater raft, other)?

[Photo courtesy Rich Young on Flickr.com]

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One response to “RIVER RAVE: What section of the James is your favorite for whitewater?

  1. I haven’t advanced to whitewater and I run the river in a 10-foot recreational kayak with no skirt. Choo Choo Rapids and Mitchell’s Gut are usually my favorites. Choo Choo in part because of the surroundings and that it is easy to run several times. I’m debating getting a whitewater kayak and going down Southside and Pipeline someday.

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