Donaldson Run, Virginia, US
Military Road to Potomac River
||IV-V (for normal flows)
Pump House Falls
Pump House FallsPhoto of Donaldson Run by Erik Amason taken 04/02/05 @ Medium
Extremely hard to catch. Very flashy. The run takes a super cell of rain in a short amount of
time. It doesn't have to be a lot, just sustained hard rain for a decent amount of time - around
30 minutes. You must be very spontaneous and in the area to catch it.
Put-in is right after it goes under Military Road. This is all park land. There is one
significant drop before it starts dropping under the George Washington Parkway. This is
"Pump House Falls," which is just a 10-foot drop with a sticky hole at the bottom. The
Gorge consists of three main drops, all of which are unnamed.
I (Erik Amason) believe I am the only person to have ever run this; please correct me if I am
wrong. I have only run it twice, beginning with a run in 2003. The stream is very fast, has few
eddies, and is very prone to wood jams and strainers. Scout all main drops. The rapids in the
Gorge are constantly reconfigured due to log jams.
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Last Updated: 2010-10-31 15:20:25