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Gauge Height: 4.01'
Flow: 2150 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


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High Tide: 7:06pm
Low Tide: 3:00am

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For Those About to (Move) Rock…

Andy Thompson

March 9, 2018 10:42am

A section of about-to-be-improved Buttermilk Trail. Credit: RVA MORE

… we salute you!

Full credit to the newsletter writers at RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail-building club, for that sweet headline. What’s it about? It’s about the epic new re-route of an eroded section of Buttermilk Trail. Those same headline writers are also rock luggers, and they need your help.

This Saturday we’ll start the process of building the rock features that will make up the advanced line option for the Buttermilk re-route.  We’ve got a lot of BIG rock staged along the trail, now it’s time to put it all into place.  There will be plenty of work to go around so we need your help on this one.  Don’t miss the opportunity to put your mark on the JRPS’ newest trail feature.  

We will be meeting at 9 am at the parking lot at Riverside drive and 22nd street, right across from canoe run park (https://goo.gl/maps/pND9snKWFLk) and will walk to the work site from there.   Please bring water, sturdy work shoes, and gloves.

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?