James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 6.90'
Flow: 12000 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:48am
Low Tide: 9:54am

Twitter Feed @RichmondOutside

Instagram Feed @RichmondOutside

  • Prince Humperdinck isnt the only one who can track this
  • Maggie and Walker are back! Richmonds most famous osprey pair
  • Have you checked out the new RichmondOutside podcast? riversideoutfittersrva owner
  • Really great day working with tons of volunteers clearing Evergreen
  • Cool newish sign at the north entrance to the Belle
  • New hardware atop Belle Isle will at least make it
  • Ralph White minced no words when it came to jrps
  • Friend of the program rvatrees gets ready to climb a
  • Saw evidence of the growing controversy surrounding laruspark on a
  • The pawpaws are in along buttermilktrail They should ripen in
  • If you dont follow jamesriverpark you should The incomparable sandysdad
  • Wish I could have gotten closer to this fella to
  • Riding the wissahickon in philly is a blast every time
  • The richmondoutside road trip arrived on the potomacriver in time

Must see photo: Bear Climbs Electric Tower to Eat Raven Eggs


Apparently, Canada has some adventurous — or just really hungry — black bears.

How far will one bear go for some scrambled eggs? If they’re hungry enough, they sky’s the limit—literally. This brave bear apparently decided to climb a massive electric tower just to pilfer some eggs from what appeared to be a raven’s nest. The encounter was photographed by Mossberg’s Director of Media Relations, Linda Powell, during a wood bison hunt in Alberta last week. Commenters who saw the pictures were initially skeptical, with many musing that the photos were just clever Photoshop trickery. Mossberg quickly dispelled those rumors with a video recording.

“Sorry to burst the conspiracy bubble….they’re real,” the gun maker wrote on Facebook.

The bear’s trip up the tower was not completely uneventful. In the video below you can see two ravens pecking away at the bruin as it rummages through their nest. Unfortunately for the birds, their efforts had little effect on the bear. It ate what it could from the nest and safely descended back to the ground. While it may not be the most efficient meal based on the energy expended and calories consumed, this bear was certainly licking its lips all the way down.

Have you ever seen anything like it?