Picture of the day -
November 18, 2005
The New River - Radford, Va
Today's picture features the New River, believed by most
geologists to be the second oldest river in the world after the Nile. The New
River is very interesting for several reasons.
First of all, it flows from its headwaters in the North Carolina mountains up
through Virginia and on into West Virginia where it merges with the Ohio and
Mississippi - making it one of only a handful of major rivers in the entire
world to flow generally from south to north. It is also the only river of any
size that cuts across the entire width of the Appalachian mountain chain!
The New River offers many outdoor recreational activities including fishing,
swimming and boating, but it is most famous for its incredible whitewater
rafting trips and tours. Rafting the New River is for everyone - from beginner
to expert - mild to wild as they like to say! The mild class I-III rapids
of the upper New River offer a rafting experience for the entire family while
the lower New River's challenging class II-V rapids offer seasoned rafters an
adventure to remember!
This photo features the intriguing New River as it gently makes its way through
the small southwestern Virginia town of Radford.
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