Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 78
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May 23, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 78

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1IV --May 23,1*76 Sniwfov Uv-ii,- W«i/ Wkitfvmttr Expeditions Wildwater Expeditions. Thurmond. A raltiag adventure oo the "Whitewater" of the New River Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." The trip covers thirty miles of touch, turbulent white- water tod originates at Prioe*. All trips are doi|Ded to take you through the most scenic, primitive, and adventure filled area in West Virginia. Frequent stop* enable you to take photographs, swim, hike, and just "Take it easy"--the fuhag is great. Trips on the Gaiitey River are featured three times a year, as well as. weekday fishing excursions on the Greeabrter and other nearby waters. Contact: Jon Dragan. P.O. Box 56. Thurmond. W.Va. 25936. Phone: 4»2S1. YOURVACATNMSTARTSIERE! See Our Complete Selection 1976 ·OATS- MOTOtS- TtAllERS and STAtCt AFT CAMKftS WEST VRGNA'SLARGEST SELECTION OF ICW aid USED BOATS! n^isvLTrtitw ECONOMY MARINE Icun West Virginia's many quiet stream* ideal/or float trips. Photo by ArnoutHyde Jr. South Side Expressway AT PATRICK ST. BRIDGE 744-1012 Float Trip Lazy Leisure By Ed. JohMM Often overlooked in the wholesome field -·of outdoor recreation, particularly for ·families or groups, is the floating of West Virginia's relatively placid rivers in light " ; boats or canoes. When you float for just fun, not fishing or just hurrying down a stream,-a whole new horizon opens for viewing and experiencing. : For those seeking the thrills ptwmtewa- ter boating, a glossary of stream data and :.;' other information on paddling and floating ' k . Mountain State waters, ; I recommend get-. :.tihg .thebopk, WOdwaur Wtit Virginia, '.written by two experts, Bob Burrell and :' Paul Davidson of Morgantown. Generally canoes are most adaptable Joi- float fishing/although lightweight : ; boats, equipped for oars may fill the bill. ; In all cases, duffel, cameras and food should be secured inside.the craft in · waterproof bags in case of a turnover or · upset, which often happens even on "quiet" water. A simple first-aid kit is always a must, as well as an inside anchored water jug. For overnighters, a light tent ':" and a lightweight folding chair or two will add to comfort. For most, rivers in the state, under nor" mal water conditions, a day's float should range from 10-15 miles. Assuming you are with a group, however small," two cars should be used: leaving one of the take-out point (downstream) and the other left at the put-in spot. This makes your float-trip simple. · To the casual floaters, for fun, some of ; the rivers to be avoided, because of dangerous rapids, include New River, Gauley, · and Cheat River. Leave these to the expe- ' rienced wild-water paddlers and rafters. Of course, high water can change the . character of any stream or river to dan- : : gerbus. Generally placid streams, when the water is normal, include most of the · Greenbrier, especially from Watoga State · Park down, Cacapon; South Branch of the .Potomac, particularly through the : "Trough," Elk River; Shavers Fork of the v Cheat, from Bowden to Parsons; Little -. Kanawha, and parts of the Shenandoah. In planning a float trip, a topographical map will make your downstream trek more interesting and exciting; you can "read" the stream, see fascinating geological formations and other points of interest. Take a swim in inviting pools. The quietness of a float trip'allows you to slip up on wild animals and colorful waterfowl; always have your camera handy for memorable shots. Pricketts Fort Pricketts Fort, Fairmont. Life on the Virginia frontier during the Revolutionary War is accurately portrayed in this authentic reconstruction of a typical stockade fort of the period. Original hewn log · buildings were dismantled and used as building materials to recreate a residential fort with four corner blockhouses, sixteen cabins on the stockade walls and two large buildings in the center. Visitors to the fort will see 18th Century pioneer ac- · -tivity: tlie work, skills and crafts demonstrated as were practiced by the early settlers of the Monongahela Valley. Many of the articles made in the fort are for sale in the visitor's center museum. Also displayed in the historic area are a restored late l!th Century log house and a Civil War era brick house, both authentically furnished to their respective periods. Contact: Pricketts Fort Memorial Fowida- ' tion. Box 8. Fairmont. W.Va. 26554. PtOTt: 363-3030. If you plan to camp overnight, find a good spot before dark. And please do not leave a scrap of litter.. There is so much to see and do on a float trip purely for pleasure, for there will be good memories for a lifetime. West Virginia rivers are yours for pleasure-happy floating. BB's SALE ON VACATION LUGGAGE SAVE UP TO Enter Farmers' Bicentennial high school art contest. You could PRICES REDUCED ON American Tourister- w n * 1776! LUGGAGE LADIES' 3-Pc. SET Special Pric« · TrtinCase j * Overnight ' · 26" Pullman Case 39.95 Volue 195 CHOICE OF COLORS LIMITED SUPPLY IDEAi FOR VACATION CLUB BAG AII Sues PULLMAN'": CASES Low as $' COMPLETE LINE OF STURDY QUALITY ! FOOT LOCKERS, AND TRUNKS " AREA'S LARGEST SELECTION If you're a high school student in any of the following counties -Jackson, Wood, Roane, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Wayne or Cabell -- you are eligible to enter FARMERS FEDERAL Bicentennial Art Contest. · , You can choose any art medium -- oil, water color, ceramics, sculpture, macrame, etc. The entry selected as the over-all winner by a panel of judges will receive a $1776 Certificate of Deposit from Farmers Federal. The rules are simple: You must be a high school student in any of the eight counties named. Work will be accepted in any medium and permission must be given to Farmers Federal to display any entry in any of its four offices until after the contest closes and judging has been completed. Your entry must be received in one of Farmers four offices during regular business hours before June 15,1976. Judging will take place during June, 1976, and a final winner announced on July 4,1976. Decision of the judges will be final. A single over-all best of show award will be made in the amount of $1776 in the form of a Certificate of Deposit at Farmers Federal. In addition, three runner-up winners will be awarded passbook accounts in the amount of $177.60. The art work judged the over-all winner must be loaned to Farmers Federal for a period of time agreed to by Farmers and the artist. You can get further information at any of Farmers offices: Box 30, One Wall Street, Ravenswood, WV Corner Main Court Streets, Ripley, WV 191 Summers Street, Charleston, WV 106 U 0" Street, Ceredo,WV Our daily interest is people. -~. MMm or-e-ey » ;iSi:v:: ysj -0o-« * --^p--i Mli'^ "nStir«ftf'jimf*J'l^«'mwi[5»rt' Vf^tvtt wtT*"*** *·" lHWiliT FSLTC te i-ENOER FfOfWSylWJVGS Our daily tftOAJV/ISSOCMI70\ \

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