2017.07.12 Aquablaze 2017 Day 4!
In the morning I was greeted by Patches, Max and Wanda's dog. One guy showed up early in the morning to fish off their shoreline. I had a quick snack of a Little Debbie star crunch and then we loaded up our canoes and put in the Shenandoah River again. The two sets of rapids before the 211 bridge had some large waves that crashed against our canoe, but the water level was just high enough to miss any rocks and we didn't take on any water. At the 211 bridge we spotted the boat portage on the right and ported, called Shenandoah River Adventures, and waited for our ride to show up to drive us around the dam since there is no portage path. The bus arrived, the driver had brought our back rests that we requested, he installed them, and we loaded up the canoes. We waited on a second group of hikers before driving around the dam. The other group is B Squared, Bushman, No Stress, Captain & Ginger, Magic Mike, Trail Magic, and Birthday...not sure if I got all those trail names right though. During our portage on the magic schoolbus we took a quick detour to Beat-your-kids-from-a-bariatric-scooter Mart to resupply. I picked up a Snapple for the bus ride back to the river, thanks Cheryl Strayed. Back on the river it was exciting to be traveling in a large group again and exchange trail and river stories. We spotted a few bald eagles today.
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