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Gauge Height: 6.62'
Flow: 10800 cfps

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  • Rain overnight has trails soaked and there is likely more coming later today. Pocahontas trails are closed but fireroads are open.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 10:36am

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The Inaugural Podcast: A Conversation with Ralph White

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
January 12, 2018 11:13am

We’re really excited today to announce a new venture: a weekly podcast that we’re calling Views from the Treehouse. Why, you might ask, is it called that? Because we record every episode in our secret treehouse headquarters (and by secret I mean you can see it from the street, if you know where to stand).

RichmondOutside.com’s treehouse HQ/podcast studio.

Every week Riverside Outfitters owner Matt Perry and I will make the climb 20 feet up a tulip poplar to sit down with Central Virginia’s outdoors newsmakers. We’ll ask them relevant questions and irrelevant ones. We want the result to be topical and informative but also fun and entertaining.

Before Christmas we sat down with the one and only Ralph White, legendary James River Park manager of 32 years who retired in 2012. During White’s tenure, the James River went from dumping ground to the crown jewel of Richmond, now a first-class outdoor recreation destination. White is a master storyteller. In Part 1 of this two-part series, White covers everything from how he’s like Judas Iscariot to meeting hobos in cabooses. This is a conversation you don’t want miss.

And come on back every Thursday for the next installment. We’ve got a really great lineup of guests in the works!

Click here to listen to Episode 1.


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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