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Video: Riverside Outfitters Rafts the Raging James

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
May 11, 2016 10:14pm

You gotta love the crew at Riverside Outfitters — crushing it on a river swollen well past flood stage is really just a day at the office. Check out this video of the boys rafting the James at 14.5 feet (12 feet is official flood stage). It’ll either make you want to get out there with them, stay as far from the river at that level as possible or play the Legend of Zelda on your original Nintendo. Or all of those. Somehow. Trust me…


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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