The outfitter drove us upstream to start our trip in Springwood. We floated downstream through Buchanan, and camped in Arcadia at a place called Breeden's Bottom Campground. Although the campground's website claims that they facility offers "Porta Johns" and "handwashing sinks," we didn't see any of those facilities.
I purchased my first fishing license in at least 25 years for the trip, and was really glad I did. Most of the boys were fishing, so there wasn't a lot of paddling going on. And I got great instruction from one of the other scouters on how to handle a catch. It was a fun weekend, even though the weather was a little wet.
|Floating past Buchanan, Virginia.|
|The Scoutmaster and another adult keep a close eye on the swimmers.|
|This fuzzy photo is of a Saddleback Caterpiller.|
One of the scouts found out the hard way that these things
pack a nasty sting when you brush up against them.
|The outfitter collected our boats and drove us back to Buchanan.|