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Gdalton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Summer Dreaming — March 7, 2017
  2. Huck-tober in Virginia — October 15, 2015
  3. Pyranha takes 1st at the 1st Annual Goshen Rolling Rodeo — May 4, 2015
  4. Goshen Race 2015: Kicking A$$ in Goshen Pass — March 16, 2015
  5. Pyranha in Blue Ridge Life magazine — April 30, 2013

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07
Mar

Summer Dreaming

It’s March and the weather can’t decide if it is still winter or if it’s spring here in the mid-Atlantic USA. Either way, this time of year we can’t help but think, “What rivers will we get on this summer?” As I day-dream about summer adventures I think back to last year’s summer safari. So …

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15
Oct

Huck-tober in Virginia

Heavy sustained rains in early October brought some of the most treasured creeks in Virginia up to perfect levels. We were lucky enough to spend several days chasing rain from Roanoke through the Shenandoah Valley and into the fabled Nelson County region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are some images from “Hucktober” in Virginia. …

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04
May

Pyranha takes 1st at the 1st Annual Goshen Rolling Rodeo

The “Goshen Pass” section of the Maury River is a classic mid-Atlantic run. A staple of every boater – from intermediate to expert – who lives in Virginia, it is the most reliable whitewater in the western part of the state. This section of river has hosted the crowd-favorite Goshen Race for eight years now. …

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16
Mar

Goshen Race 2015: Kicking A$$ in Goshen Pass

Sunday, March 15th was a bluebird beautiful day in western Virginia. The awesome weather and good flows on the Maury River brought out thirty paddlers from as far away as Ohio and D.C. for the 8th Annual Goshen Pass Downriver Race. The stoke was high as several young guns hoped to take home the 1st …

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30
Apr

Pyranha in Blue Ridge Life magazine

Virginia’s monthly mountain lifestyle magazine, Blue Ridge Life, put its latest edition on the newstands this week. Inside is a multi-page article on the outstanding whitewater paddling in the area.  They were even good enough to send a professional photographer to this year’s Goshen Pass Race back in March, then another shutterbug caught up to …

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03
Dec

Retrospective

Pyranha’s 40th anniversary year is drawing to a close. I’ve had a Pyranha boat in the quiver since at least 1995 and Wendy has loved her various Pyranhas since ’98, so I dug through the archives to find a few oldy-but-goody images to share. Great Falls of the Potomac: I love this pic. Original Micro 230. Harris and I at Great Falls: …

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29
Jul

Microcreeks + Microbrews: Creeking in the Central Blue Ridge

Virginia was blessed with a wonderfully wet spring  this year but now we’re solidly in the late-summer dolrums. Hot, humid days like these make us think of liquid refreshment in many forms; whether from the river or from a frosty pilsner glass. Luckily this area is seeing a veritable deluge of new brewpubs sprouting up like …

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07
Jun

Old School: Old’s Cool

Recently i’ve been getting more attention at the put-in’s and take-out’s of my local play runs. Lord knows it’s not because of my sick phonix monkeys or dashing good looks – it’s because of the boat on my shoulder. The new Pyranha VARUN sure draws alot of looks, comments and questions. I’ve noticed this is …

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20
Mar

2011 Goshen Race Wrap-Up

The 4th Annual Goshen Pass Race is in the books. High noon on March 13th saw over twenty racers holding on in a boiley, moving eddy below Undercut Rock rapid on Virginia’s Maury River, waiting for the start. We were blessed with a great day for racing: the highest flows yet for the race (1500 …

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05
Feb

Get Fired Up!: The 2011 Goshen Race

That’s right folks. It may be “cold as a witch’s tit in a brass bra” in Virginia right now, but Spring is not far away. The Great Goshen Race – also known as “Kickin’ Ass In Goshen Pass” – has quickly become THE spring paddling season kick-off in Virginia. After a brief hiatus due to completely …

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