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James River

Being from Richmond, we take our Malibu Kayaks out on the James all the time, for short trips and all-day trips when we can. At Old Dominion Kayaks, we decided in early summer 2009 to travel the length of the James to see and fish the entire river and see how well the Malibu kayaks hold up under the diverse conditions presented by a mountains to bay trip. The following is a mini-documentary of our trips from the headwaters in Iron Gate, VA to where the James meets the Chesapeake Bay at Fort Monroe, 340 miles later.

Ancarrows' Landing to Deep Bottom We've paddled several different sections of the river before, but...
Columbia to West View We did this trip the day after we did Ancarrow's...
Irongate to Springwood We decided on the larger boats because we had a...
Scottsville to Bremo Bluff Scottsville to Hardware River WMA is supposed to be some...
Springwood to Snowden To anyone taking out or launching at Springwood: You need...
Reedy Creek to Ancarrows' Landing For this stretch of river, we went with the shortest...
Bremo Bluff to Columbia It was a warm-ish spring day, and we were anxious...
Deep Bottom to Jordans' Point By now we don't have to stop and think about...
Bent Creek to Howardsville We already had this trip scheduled, so we decided to...
Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek This is a great stretch of river to do in...
Warren to Scottsville We had originally intended to do Howardsville to Scottsville this...
Lynchburg to Bent Creek This stretch of river was one that we signed up...
Jordans' Point to Lawrence Lewis Jr Park We were able to get one last trip in for...
Tylers' Beach to James River Bridge At this point in the year, we had only been...