Chuck & Nancy's Whitewater Page

We discovered whitewater boating relatively late in life (our mid-40s) but that hasn't stopped us from really enjoying the sport. It all began when our sons were in Boy Scouts and they were looking for something fun to do. We got the scouts into canoes on the Cape Fear and Haw rivers near Raleigh, NC. One summer the troop went to Camp Daniel Boone near Canton, NC where they had a kayaing program. Our youngest son, Daniel, fell in love with kayaking and, since he was too young to drive, we had to take up the sport :-). That was in the 1986 timeframe. We retired a couple years ago so we would have more time for paddling.

We have been active members of the Carolina Canoe Club and the West Virginia Wildwater Association for several years. Our favorite rivers were the Cherry, Cranberry, New and Middle Gauley (all within an hour of our house). We also enjoyed paddling the Dry Fork of the Cheat, Lower Youghiogheny and Pound/Russell Fork as well as many other class II/III/IV rivers and creeks.

Click on a photo to see a slightly larger image and/or to scroll through the photos.


Chuck at Greyhound
(New River Gorge)

Nancy at Greyhound
(New River Gorge)

Chuck on Pound River
(Upper Russell Fork)

Nancy on Pound River
(Upper Russell Fork)
 

Chuck on Daddy's Creek
(The Spike)

Nancy on Daddy's Creek
(Head of the Snake)

Chuck at Canyon Doors
(Lower Gauley)

Nancy at Canyon Doors
(Lower Gauley)
 

Chuck on Dry Fork
(of the Cheat)

Nancy on Dry Fork
(of the Cheat)

Nancy on Laurel Creek
(of the Cherry)

Us on the Middle Fork River
(above Audra State Park)
 

Nancy below Swimmers
(Lower Yough)

Chuck at Swimmers
(Lower Yough)

Nancy - Fayette Station
(New River Gorge)
 

Nancy - Typewriter Wave
(Middle Gauley)

Chuck on the Nantahala
celebrating his 75th birthday
June 2, 2017
Photo by David Luinstra

Nancy on the Nantahala
June 2, 2017
Photo by David Luinstra

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