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Top Yough Season

This past weekend, some water returned to our region. It came in the form of snow, but snow melts eventually! The roads were not in the best of conditions, but most of us made it to the river. Carl catching some air Years ago Carl Schneider and I dubbed this time of year Top Yough [...]

Water Filled Weekend

This weekend brought some water to the region, mostly south of Morgantown, WV. A group of nine of us met on Saturday to bag some creeks. With our hopes set on bagging two creeks, Roaring creek and Daugherty Run we drove down to Albright, WV to check on the action. After setting the shuttle for [...]

Got Boof Goes North ’09

Beau on Colton Falls The following is a contribution by our newest Got Boof Member: Beau Smith The 2009 summer season ended with a bang this year when I was fortunate enough to be invited up to the Adirondacks with the Got Boof crew. After boating for an entire summer on the Upper Yough, I [...]

Third Annual Creeking Clinic

On July 26th, the third annual Got Boof Intro to Creeking Clinic took place at Valley Falls, WV. We had over 40 participants this year, including both safety boaters and students, with a nearly one to one ratio. This year’s students left the majority of the carnage at home and spent the entire day working [...]

Cucumber and McClintock

With big rains coming to our region Wednesday night everything was flowing on Thursday, giving us the opportunity to do some summertime creeking. While some of the regular creeks that make our region so great were definitely a go and would have made for a super day, we decided to see what new runs we [...]

John’s First Descent

Got Boof crew member John Rudland is known for his attempts to run previously uncharted waters. Here is a little exploit someone captured on film near John’s place of employment. Check out the video of John’s First Descent Whitewater Kayaking

Matt Zeleznick and the power of denial

This last Monday, our friend Matt Zeleznick made his return to the Upper Yough for the summer. The level was a beefy 2.5′ but Matt, having had a bad day on the river at that level in the previous year, would have surely been concerned had he known about this day’s water volume. At the [...]

Summertime Boof Sessions

Summer is here and so are the Upper Yough releases. The great benefit to being a teacher is the chance to run almost every release throughout the summer. It is at the Upper Yough that Got Boof started and it is in this location that the skill of boofing is best practiced. See what I [...]

Got Boof Brief Southern Weekend

The following is a contribution by fellow Got Boofer and captain of the Got Boof Swim Team – Joshua “Dr. Flakenstein” BernsteinBased upon promising reports of rain and the guarantee of a release of 1000 CFS into the Cheoah four intrepid members of the crew (Jason “Paris” Hilton, Joshua “Dr. Flakenstein” Bernstein, John “The Hamburgler” [...]

First Time Cheatin’

The following is a contribution by fellow Got Boofer; Matt Pascal! My first ever shot at leading a club trip came this past Sunday, when 16 boaters agreed to put their faith in my guiding them from Albright, WV down the long and hearty Cheat River. To spoil the end of my report, this story [...]