|The dam at Kibler Valley|
The Dan River runs through Kibler Valley, where the Pinnacles Hydroelectric Station releases water so the water level rises and the kayakers weave their way up to the drop-in points. Every year, during the last weekend in July, the local Ruritans host the "Kibler Valley River Run", a 3-mile, Class I, II (III) timed race with awards, open to canoes, kayaks and duckies draws canoers and kayakers from all over Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The water release schedule is usually printed in the local news paper, The Enterprise, but you can also call the hydroelectric plant to find out the release times.
Unfortunately, we missed the Kibler Valley River Run this year while attending Floydfest. Still, it's just as nice to enjoy the gorgeous, wild valley when it's quieter. Here's a little of my Kibler Valley, VA album.
|Although I have no problem with crawdads.|
|You can stop by Barnard's store for Ham Biscuits, Tenderloin Biscuits,|
Banana Bread, Dried Apple Pies, Brownies, Sandwiches or hot dogs.
|In case you wanted to have a little church by the riverside.|
|"No camping this side of River!"|
Although I don't know how they got the sign up that high,
much less, how anyone would want to camp on that hilly side.
|It's such a lovely spot by the river that Melvin & Louise have.|
|The kids were amazed by the Jiffy Pop popcorn.|