Category Archives: Footprints on the James

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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Paddling, Henricus, and Herons

Yesterday, we began our journey winding down the James at Rockett’s Landing. Traveling in sea kayaks, we gained the rare opportunity to witness turtles, cormorants, heron, osprey, and our nation’s pride and joy: the bald eagle, all within their natural … Continue reading

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Fishing for perspective

This morning began with an oatmeal breakfast under a cotton candy sky that hovered above the river. Eventually I’ll get used to these early morning wake up calls… till then, more coffee. Dr. Greg Garman, the Director for the Center … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Ann Woodlief

After checking and packing field gear at the VCU OAP in the morning, we kicked off the academic side of “Footprints on the James” with a lecture by Ann Woodlief and discussion of her book “In River Time: The Way … Continue reading

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Footprints on the James: Ready to make tracks!

Bright and early @ 7am this morning the Footprints on the James team turned out (mostly on time!) to the VCU OAP HQs for a gear check and packing session. Everyone emptied out their gear on the floor for inspection … Continue reading

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First footprints!

Tuesday evening witnessed the first gathering of the (hard)core “Footprints on the James” team including instructors, trip leaders and students for a pre-trip orientation. Important topics covered included the course itinerary and route, packing and reading list, and critical personal … Continue reading

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