Fri, May 3 - Sun, May 5    
We often don't post the exact meeting time. Most trips begin mid-morning.


Tom Hart
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Cheat River Festival
Albright Rd, Albright, WV, 26519

Event Type

Bluegrass and whitewater. What’s not to love.

Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music.

The Cheat River Festival is the primary fundraiser of the year for Friends of the Cheat.

Details of the festival at cheatfest.org.

As usual with festivals at best we’ll try to carpool together and have guides for some of the paddling. Mostly class 3 or 4. More family friendly than most festivals.

According to Rich Katz, at normal levels,  a dryway paddler should be fine.
Upper big Sandy is a class 3.
Cheat narrows class 2-3.   (AW says 3-4)
Lower Big Sandy full class 4 includes 18ft falls (wonder falls).

Full disclosure. The coordinator has never been to the Cheat. And it’s a long trip with notoriously rough launches so coordinator is looking to carpool or at least shuttle with someone with a higher clearance vehicle.

Possible paddling to and from on the Yough.
Be prepared for rain and mud.


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