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Help with planning a long canoe camp trip

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My daughter and I were planning a trip down the Bluestone River in W.Va. I was wondering if anyone had any details. I doesn’t necessarily need to be the bluestone, but we want to plan a trip that would take us on a trip that lasts a few days. We can easily navigate class 3 rapids. We also have rope and rigging for difficult portages. Can anyone suggest a long trip down a river that would meet these expectation. Our plan is a minimum of 3 days but have time for 5-7 days. I live in Maryland but my preference is through mountain and wilderness areas somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region.
 
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I can’t offer any advice about the Bluestone, but for trip planning in the mid-Atlantic region, the “bibles” of paddling guidebooks are Ed Gertler’s guides to Maryland/Delaware and Pennsylvania (and New Jersey), and Paul Ferguson’s guides to North Carolina and South Carolina

Gertler

https://www.amazon.com/Maryland-Del...923004&s=books&sprefix=,stripbooks,259&sr=1-2

Ferguson

https://www.amazon.com/Paddling-Eas...g+eastern+north+carolina,stripbooks,82&sr=1-2

And Roger Corbett’s classic “Virginia Whitewater, a Padlder’s Guide to the Rivers of Virginia.

https://www.amazon.com/Virginia-whi...efix=virginia+whitewater,stripbooks,83&sr=1-1

The Corbett VA guide covers something like 170 rivers and creeks, including the New, Roanoke, James, Shenandoah, Potomac and their paddle-able tributaries.

One nice thing about those guidebooks is that all use the exact same user friendly format. Corbett taught Gertler, and Ferguson uses the same format as Gertler and Corbett. Having all of the mid-Atlantic from PA to SC in the same format is wonderful.
 
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I can’t offer any advice about the Bluestone, but for trip planning in the mid-Atlantic region, the “bibles” of paddling guidebooks are Ed Gertler’s guides to Maryland/Delaware and Pennsylvania (and New Jersey), and Paul Ferguson’s guides to North Carolina and South Carolina

Gertler

https://www.amazon.com/Maryland-Delaware-Canoe-Trails-2021/dp/0974969230/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2K33M0HIXPTSA&keywords=maryland+and+delaware+canoe+trails&qid=1646923004&s=books&sprefix=,stripbooks,259&sr=1-2

Ferguson

https://www.amazon.com/Paddling-Eastern-North-Carolina-Ferguson/dp/0972026827/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1HI98B0C1I6E0&keywords=paddling+eastern+north+carolina&qid=1646923146&s=books&sprefix=paddling+eastern+north+carolina,stripbooks,82&sr=1-2

And Roger Corbett’s classic “Virginia Whitewater, a Padlder’s Guide to the Rivers of Virginia.

https://www.amazon.com/Virginia-whitewater-paddlers-guide-rivers/dp/B0006RGOWA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IJSNMMKVFW6Y&keywords=Virginia+Whitewater&qid=1646923240&s=books&sprefix=virginia+whitewater,stripbooks,83&sr=1-1

The Corbett VA guide covers something like 170 rivers and creeks, including the New, Roanoke, James, Shenandoah, Potomac and their paddle-able tributaries.

One nice thing about those guidebooks is that all use the exact same user friendly format. Corbett taught Gertler, and Ferguson uses the same format as Gertler and Corbett. Having all of the mid-Atlantic from PA to SC in the same format is wonderful.
Thank you, greatly appreciated
 
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