James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.92'
Flow: 4570 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 1:06am
Low Tide: 8:12am

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Brad Morrison

Free Fallin’

By salvaging parts from several pairs of decommissioned, yard work-bound running shoes (laces, two soles, one tongue), I’m able to patch together one sturdy pair. Then it’s out the door, truck, …

By Brad Morrison | December 2, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Trail Running

Big Man, Small Dog and the Trials of Leash Training

I’m half-a-dozen sips into my morning coffee when I hear a steadily loudening conversation between someone with a deep voice and possibly a chipmunk.  I look out the window and …

By Brad Morrison | September 21, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Uncategorized

The Real Power of the Meteor Shower

I don’t know why they call meteor showers ‘showers.’  It’s really more of a trickle, and often just an arrhythmic drip.  A dash of light in the sky here, a dash there, …

By Brad Morrison | August 18, 2015 | Posted In: Environment, Features

True Dog Days

Summer is tough on dogs.  The heat can’t be beat, so we try to dodge it by starting before sunrise. We use the early hour to visit places normally too …

By Brad Morrison | August 3, 2015 | Posted In: Features

Anatomy of a Dog Walk

For a dog owner the daily walk can be the most soul-enriching part of the day, or so Frankie and Leo, my two Mutt-bradores, want me to believe as I …

By Brad Morrison | July 10, 2015 | Posted In: Features

Your Bike Is Just That Into You

The joy of being a mountain biker doesn’t begin and end with the ride. If you measure the quality of a relationship by how well it’s going when you’re not …

By Brad Morrison | February 9, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking

Winter Reboot

If you’re a dog owner, a hiker, a runner, a bicycle rider, a bird watcher, a playground enthusiast, the parent of a playground enthusiast, or even just the outdoorsy type …

By Brad Morrison | January 28, 2015 | Posted In: Features

Waking the giant

I’m riding along Buttermilk Trail, a stone’s throw from a beer-brown James River, inhaling air thick with the aroma of slow moving water. The sun, prevented all morning by the …

By Brad Morrison | August 26, 2014 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking

A lost boy’s first day

Recently at a restaurant I overheard a couple discussing their options for the weekend. They didn’t want to “just sit at home” or “just go to the pool.”  They wanted somewhere new to …

By Brad Morrison | August 4, 2014 | Posted In: Features, James River
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