This past weekend was my first time attending the annual West River release. My mom and left early in the morning and drove up to Jamaica, Vermont, a two hour ride from CT. It was a cold, crisp fall morning and many boaters were walking around clutching warm cups of coffee or tea when we arrived.
The splitwheel is another one of my favorite tricks to do in a hole. It's a bit harder to learn than the cartwheel since you have to change direction mid trick while keeping the boat vertical. The best part is once you learn how to splitwheel you can start linking splitwheels to cartwheels, splitwheels to loops, splitwheel to splitwheel and other really fun tricks.
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Every year, for one day, we get to one of Vermont’s hidden gems - the West River. The West River is a perfect mix of adventure and leisure - it has a little bit more adventure than the Zoar Gap and is a little mellower than the Dryway.