Paddling For Polio

The Patrick County Rotary hit the Smith River in a benefit paddle to eradicate polio this past weekend and I got to tag along. Check out these photos from the Smith River Outfitters access to the Great Road access.

Recent rains triggered a warning that flow from the Philpott Dam had been increased and the flow of the Smith River would be 800 CFS, up from 350 CFS. The water would likely be a bit muddy. Paddling was not advised for anyone without experience. So, just hours before the scheduled event, the question was “are you experienced”?

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Reynolds Homestead Has Restarted Home Tours

Reynolds Homestead has scheduled home tours in October and November for groups of up to six people. Check their Facebook Events page for details and to sign up.

I was the first to tour the Reynolds Homestead since our collective lives were disrupted this past spring by Covid. It was just me and the tour guide, Beth Ford, and the house. We both wore masks, which are required, and I did not feel uncomfortable or unsafe in the slightest. They have two more dates posted to their Facebook Events page: October 18th and November 15th. This is a great tour for history buffs and photographers, so consider signing up if you have those dates free. 

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