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    Setting up camp on Thursday and heading up to Shatley Springs for dinner. Anyone interested in going we can set a time that is good with everyone.
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    And... I am out.

    Just came from podiatrist. Have a major open ulcer on my right big toe. If it doesn't heal, amputation is quite possible. Not probable... but possible.

    No walking, no bike riding, no kayaking, and no putting open wound in a river.

    Masha and Shu have my camp site. Enjoy a sip of apple pie for me and pray that I get to keep my toe.
    After all is said and done.... A heck of a lot more will be said than done
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglenr View Post
    And... I am out.

    Just came from podiatrist. Have a major open ulcer on my right big toe. If it doesn't heal, amputation is quite possible. Not probable... but possible.

    No walking, no bike riding, no kayaking, and no putting open wound in a river.

    Masha and Shu have my camp site. Enjoy a sip of apple pie for me and pray that I get to keep my toe.
    Wow, sorry to hear that and hope you donít need a amputation. You will be missed but you are doing the right thing. I know you hate missing the meet but definitely not worth the risk.
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    John - please take my name off attending and shuttling lists. Thanks.
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    Ted - You're right... I must focus on healing this... Although it is going to make losing another 20lbs this month tough.
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    Default Jlzorn5 plus one other kayaker

    Quote Originally Posted by h2ohhh View Post
    It's a Royal pain posting the same information on 2 sites but that's what I will be doing. We are less than 3 weeks out from this seasons New River Smallmouth Trip, Anarchy Edition. I'm posting a list of attendees below. IF I MISSED YOU OR IF YOU HAVE EXTRA PADDLERS WITH YOU THAT ARE NOT LISTED PLEASE POST YOUR UPDATE. IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING AND I LIST YOU PLEASE POST THAT. No need to post anything if a non paddler is coming with you (eg., Girlfriend, Wife, both, boyfriend, whatever). This is important as I want to give Dustin a head count for ferry services both Saturday and Sunday. I'll get to the details of that after the list.

    MWagner
    Yadnewyaker
    Grey Ghost (non paddler)
    Guffy
    EvBlue
    Daze823
    OKSt.
    jlzorn5
    JScott + Zach
    Jonathan reason
    Fanopoe
    Blind Squirrel
    Froggy Waters
    Plowboy
    Agger
    Dbeam (I'm assuming he's coming, he's never missed)
    Raymond Wells (Ditto)
    Lostnwilderness (who apparently has gotten lost again)
    Masha (pending accomodations
    Riverrunner & Nick

    While the country is facing challenging times we will plan for a standard classic event. Friday August 14 there is a Secret Friday float that never happens. Drop your yak off at the Bill Bledsoe Road spot where Roan Creek dumps into the river. Drive your vehicle back up Bill Bledsoe to the Wagoners Access parking lot. I or someone else should be around to take you back to your yak. Be there no later than 11 if you want me to shuttle you back as that's when I will put in and catch all the fish you earlybirds missed. DO NOT leave your vehicle at the put in.

    Saturday we will put in at the 221 Access and float about 6 miles to Dustin (Dusty Trails Outfitters) dad's place. For you old time attendees it's just below where we used to take out at Ed's. I will have a Red X flag on a tall pole to mark the spot (river left just past Prathers Creek downstream of the rocks).

    Sunday Dustin will come to 221 at 7:30 AM and haul us up to the Fulton Reeves Rd bridge for the short but productive float (@1 1\2 -2 miles). This gives everyone time to load up and get home.

    ANY OTHER FLOATS besides these you need to make your own arrangements. The Judge is aware of certain n'er do wells who prefish on Thursday. I will be up there then to ensure no ethical breaches occur.

    Please remember to bring a lure or 3 or related fishing equipment for the Saturday big fish competition awards ceremony. I will have the Yeti bucket on my site (28) to deposit them. The Yeti bucket (a gift) has not been used since the last event. Quite impractical and I'm not into the whole Yeti flaunting. But it's good for this purpose. I'll post the tournament rules in September.

    The park site does not list any limit on crowd sizes. If that's the case we will have our Saturday group meal at the largest site. Bring a dish for the meal. Alcohol is not permitted but solo cups are. Be discreet with dispensing. Also they ask that you buy firewood on site. I will have a small amount stashed in my truck for late night purposes if needed. 10PM is quiet time.

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    Zorn group will have 2 people, In on Thursday around 1200. Main campground site #4. Would like to float on the Non-float Friday morning. Truck can take at least 4 kayaks. Looking fwd to meeting everyone.
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    As we are only a week out Iíd like to update attendees on a few items.

    I do not think we should have a group meal on Saturday for obvious reasons. With the number of folks attending and the amount of touching around the food items it would be difficult to adhere to the rules. Of course invitations to others to stop by a campsite for a bite is fine. Just use common sense in handling food, etc. Transmission of the virus at this event would be a major bummer. I suggest bringing a face covering for riding on the bus during shuttle too. I believe these are mandatory at the rest rooms too.

    That said I believe we can assemble at one of the open areas (the field at the end of the sites for example or up by the parking lot) for the awards ceremony on Saturday at 6. Iíll let the ranger know of our plans. Donít forget to bring a prize and drop it off in the hoitey toitey Yeti bucket at site 28 (Judges Chambers). Additional donations for the Judges charity (Home for retired exotic dancers) is looked upon favorably.

    Forecast is typical for August. Pop up showers can occur at anytime. River conditions from these generally recover quickly if affected at all. Donít forget a rain jacket stored in a dry bag. A light sweatshirt is also a good idea. Lows will be in the low 60ís in the evening and highs in the low 80ís.

    The float schedule is intentionally lacking in dangerous rapids. The only one to be aware of is on the Saturday float and itís about 4 miles into the trip. Youíll hear it well before you see it. If youíre not familiar with the correct line to get through it be near someone who is. Itís river left but just to the right side of the small island on river left. It will drop you through a narrow chute of standing waves and requires a hard turn to the right at the bottom into a large pool. Upon approaching this rapid it appears you can go right down the middle of the river. Donít.

    Last but not least alcohol based Ďdisinfectantsí should be housed in Solo cups or personal containers.

    Looking forward to a great escape from the madness!


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    Ted count me and a friend / newbie to kayaking for Shatley Springs for dinner, we should arrive around 3 or 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plowboy0051 View Post
    Ted count me and a friend / newbie to kayaking for Shatley Springs for dinner, we should arrive around 3 or 4.
    Donnie and Robin plus Darrel, John and possibly Ray were good with it.
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    Glad we didnít schedule for THIS weekend. Heavy rains and the South Fork is a mess.


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    Me and my buddy David will be in on the Thursday float as well and definitely Shatley Springs, been looking forward to this since last year! In for the Friday float with D Beam and Raymond as well! Chomping at the bit! looking forward to meeting more of the guys! Got a few things to throw in the Yeti bucket as well! got a few "Red X Anglers" Decals too! 5$ each my cost.
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    Looks like I'm going to be heading up there Tuesday and chill in camp for a couple days. Will report on river conditions if I have a signal. Really looking forward to seeing everybody and getting on the water.
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    There was a 5.1 earthquake in Sparta this morning and we felt the aftershock down here in the Piedmont.

    The cause is obvious. It was fish quaking in fear.

    I cruised by the river yesterday. It was chocolate milk with cream. I also spotted a couple of addicted kayak fishermen on Kerr Scott below the Boomer access. I knew right then all the fish had already been caught.


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    We left you some John I'm sure of it!
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    I am jealous of you guys and this opportunity to float the New (which I have never done). It would have been great to join you seasoned veterans, but I just can’t make it happen. I know you will have some fine fellowship, and I hope the weather cooperates for you! PLEASE post pics upon return!!!
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