Packrafting the Shenandoah
Posted: April 18, 2018 at 4:24 pm, Last Updated: April 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm
This past weekend a group of Mason outdoor adventurers enjoyed a tough multi sport trip hiking and paddling an 18 mile loop along the Shenandoah River. The trip started with loading up the packrafts and necessary boating and camping gear into overnight backpacks. Day One found the group hiking up to, across, and then down the Massanutten Ridge 9 miles to their campsite. A quick mile of hiking in the morning brought us to the river where we switched from backpacking mode to paddling mode and paddled and floated the 8 miles back to our van. The highlight of the paddle being the Class II Compton’s Rapid.