Monthly Archives: June 2014

Footprints on the Mary Marshall

In the 1700’s before the railroad and the canal, and when roads were muddy wagon tracks, the best way to move tobacco and other goods to and from the interior of the westward expanding colony was by James River batteaux.  … Continue reading

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Upper James by canoe

After traversing the Blue Ridge highlands by foot, the Footprints team began the float back to Richmond on the James River, putting in just below Lynchburg. We had originally planned to paddle down the Tye River, but water levels were … Continue reading

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Watershed by foot

The second half of our Footprints expedition began high in the Blue Ridge Mountains exploring the upper reaches of the watershed and some of the headwater streams that feed the James. This included three days of backpacking along the Appalachian … Continue reading

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Mountain top raindrops to Richmond

After a well earned weekend off, the Footprints team hit the trail Monday for the second half of the their journey. They rendezvoused at o-dark-thirty (okay, really just 6:30am) at VCU OAP, loaded into vans and headed west on I-64.  … Continue reading

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Resting our feet…

After 11 days in “the field,” the Footprints group broke down camp at the VCU Rice Center in Charles City County and headed home on Friday. The group will spend 2 nights at home resting and recuperating. I imagine this … Continue reading

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