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River journey

Andrew ThayerAndrew Thayer, weekend photographer for the Northern Virginia Daily, will be headlng down the Shenandoah River this week on a trip he's been planning for the past year. He will be hiking and canoeing down the river to document - through his photography - the many environmental issues that are troubling the river.

"My journey is about the Shenandoah and how we should take care of it," Thayer said.

Thayer will be posting his thoughts and photos about his trip below.

Read more about Thayer's journey in his blog | Bio

The journey begins

May 3, 2009
The journey of 183 miles and sixteen days down the Shenandoah River has ended. John and I pulled into the Potomac Wayside on Saturday evening. We decided to make the final day on Saturday after learning that it would be...

April 26, 2009
The Strasburg stretch of this journey was completed with sunny weather, turning cloudy in the afternoon which makes the lighting better for what I do. Many people were out today to enjoy the weather by spending a day at the...

I am about to begin Day 9. The last couple of days going through the Seven Bends area has been good weather and great wildlife. It has been physically challenging as well.

April 23, 2009
My journey down the Shenandoah River is a great float and walk through nature. The weather has been challenging at times but it has all ways been worth it. After seven days of following the river, the sun will be shining as I prepare for the next leg of the journey the Seven Bends.



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