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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.31'
Flow: 770 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Weather today is about the same as yesterday with highs in the mid to high 80's. All trails are open and very dry.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 9:42pm
Low Tide: 3:48pm

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48 Hours

The current of life is unrelenting in an East Coast metropolis. Even as I vainly grasp for an isolated moment, the urgent flow pulls my attention downstream. In full servitude …

By Scott Turner | May 10, 2016 | Posted In: Features, Fishing

Not So Secret, Secret Spot: Chapel Island

Hello trailheads, the weather has been funky out there lately and it’d be nice to see some consistency come along. This should keep you in the mood to continue checking out spots …

By Veronica Reddic | May 1, 2016 | Posted In: Features, Hiking, James River

Bad Fruit?

My daughters aren’t very young anymore. Or maybe you wouldn’t agree. They can still tally their  earth years using the original abacus- human digits. Shouldn’t one be considered young, you …

By Scott Turner | March 23, 2016 | Posted In: Features

To Rock, or Not to Riverrock? That is the Coal Ash Question

My daughter made the suggestion. I was tired and eager to be home, but I heard myself say, “Great idea. Where on the river? The Pipeline?” She was right, of …

By Nicole Anderson Ellis | March 1, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, Features, James River

The Trails of the Nickel Bridge (Southside): Trail Dog Heaven

Hello outdoor enthusiasts, I am back with another secret (but, really, not so secret) set of spots to share with you guys. Today’s secret spots to take your dog are …

By Veronica Reddic | January 28, 2016 | Posted In: Features, Uncategorized

Not So Secret, Secret Spots of the James River

Have you ever taken a trip to the river and just felt like there was a lack of space for you and your pup to just hang out together and …

By Veronica Reddic | January 11, 2016 | Posted In: Features, James River

Forest Sunset

At the end of an earth day, when the intensity of light and heat fades, just above the western horizon an observant human is allowed to see the softer shades …

By Scott Turner | December 11, 2015 | Posted In: Features

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

Say “No!” to Muddy Paws

Summer is over once again, and the cooler weather is becoming dismal and dreary more often than not. All the autumn and winter rains can foul up your best plans …

By Harmony Sullivan | December 1, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Hiking

Maybe Winter is Not Coming

So…what if we change the story? What if we set it on a submarine? Then all the characters – all those generations of heroes and villains – live within those …

By Nicole Anderson Ellis | November 16, 2015 | Posted In: Environment, Features

Urban Adventure After Dark (With Your Dog)

As the daylight hours dwindle, it can be a challenge to get your dog out for a nice walk in the sunshine, especially if you work until 5 or 6 …

By Beth Harris | November 13, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Hiking

Sweet Virginia Breeze

What’s the difference between a sweet breeze and a foul wind? A foul wind is what all of us in Richmond almost encountered a couple of weeks back when Hurricane …

By Scott Turner | October 19, 2015 | Posted In: Features

What the World(s) Needs Now

I am not a race fan. At least I wasn’t. The truth is, I had no idea what to expect from UCI 2015. Traffic, of course. And crowds. But I …

By Nicole Anderson Ellis | October 12, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Road Biking

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

NICA Kicks Off Second Season of Mountain Bike Racing in Va.

With the first week (or more) of school in the books, this past Saturday, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association kicked off its second season of mountain bike racing with the …

By Foghorn Leghorn | September 14, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Mountain Biking

Let the World Come…and Go

“We’re no Charlotte, but we’re growing.” Back in the summer of 2000, when I was new to Richmond, I heard this all the time. Worse still were the self-deprecating comparisons …

By Nicole Anderson Ellis | September 14, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Uncategorized

Keeping the World Safe

With the world coming to Richmond — i.e. tons of tourists descending on our fair city for the impending bike races — the James River will be a big draw. …

By Elli Morris | September 10, 2015 | Posted In: Features, James River

How is Time Like Butter?

How is time like butter? They both fly. That was bad, but I make no apologies. Seriously, though, the last few days of summer are slipping through our fingers. Pretty …

By Nick Kotula | September 8, 2015 | Posted In: Environment, Features

Fly Fishing the James River

The dog days of summer are here and while the sun has been scorching of late, the fly fishing around Richmond and central Virginia has been hot too! If you …

By Chris Siess | September 1, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Fishing, James River

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
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