I left Cornwall around noon yesterday solo, planning on meeting up with fellow paddlers in warmer climates.
I met up with Jeremy this morning and we headed on down to Holtwood on the Susquehanna. This section was running high, and we actually had to run shuttle instead of being able to attain back up to the put-in. We paddled with Garret, Sam and Brenton, and were joined later by two other eager paddlers whose names I didn’t catch.
Holtwood was just as I remembered it, except with more water. I would describe Holtwood as a whitewater playground. This section of the river is SUPER-wide, and there are fun surf spots that form at different levels in different places. For an idea of its vastness, check out Jeremy’s Holtwood Surf Guide here: http://www.chasingrain.com/surfguide/index.html
We finished the great day on the river (my face is sunburnt bright red by the way) with an awesome steak dinner courtesy of Jeremy’s awesome parents, and I enjoyed a toasty night in my old stomping ground, the Airstream Van.