On a beautiful September morning, a group of IGC members got together on the New River with two bucket boats (provided by the wonderful Virginia Tech Whitewater Club) and a great diversity of inflatable tubes, including watermelon, a pineapple and a dragon. The IGC members took a leisurely 4 hour cruise down the New River with stops for picking up some river trash (Thanks Ryan!), grabbing a quick bite to eat on a small patch of land, and making sure to take full advantage of the rope swing near Eggleston. They floated for 3 miles and discussed science, life, and the recent flooding of the New River that left the water too murky to try to look for signs of life. The River was a little high this year, so many of the rapids were easy and river took them speedily along. Another successful river float with plenty of laughs and learning more about nature and our fellow fellows.

IGC GSO Social Committee Chair, Brenen Wynd, organized the outing and contributed the summary above. Thanks to IGC GSO VP, Nicole Ward, for sharing her photos!