Paddling: Paint Creek

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Location: Paint Creek, north of Hot Springs, NC

We found the “ducky slam” we intended to paddle over congested with logs, so we headed downstream.

 

Paddling: Nolichucky

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We continued our paddling venture down to Erwin, TN, a town historically known for hanging an elephant. What a gorgeous river, though.

Paddling: Big South Fork & Rockcastle

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Wade, Ray, and Kevin met me in Knoxville, TN, and we caravanned up to Kentucky for some paddling. We’re all open-boaters, meaning we paddle canoes through whitewater rather than kayaks.

We began our weekend with the magnificent Big South Fork:Then we headed up to Rockcastle, which had a bit of a steep hike down to the put-in but was a beautiful paddle: