FLOAT TRIPS

This is a recap of our kayaking ventures in the South – now an annual summer tradition. 

 

2013 CHATTOOGA NATIONAL WILD & SCENIC RIVER -WEST FORK CAMPGROUND TO EARL’S FORD – JUNE 15, 2013 

Paddlers: Phillip Boyd, Roger Cardoe, Pratt Davis,  Steve Goodrich, Rob Schwartz, Steve Snyder 

Noteable Events: We extend the 2011 float trip on the Chattooga River with an additional four miles on the West Fork.  Schwartz and Phillip both get rolled at Turn Hole Falls and wash out some gear.  Phillip (the lone canoer in the party), is hauling Roger’s fully-loaded cooler and panic results.  But “cooler” heads prevail and a recovery mission ensues.  Beer is saved, and we have unseasonably cool temps at the campsite this evening.

On Day 2, we get on the water by 9:30am to return home for Father’s Day activities.  Pratt (armed with a helmet and throw bag) considers running Big Shoals (a Class III) but we collectively decide to avoid the chute and paddle on to Earl’s Ford by 11am.  After retrieving trucks, we head home – most via I-85, but I take the longer GA 400 route to the recently renovated lake house to meet the Sedki clan for Father’s Day dinner.         

 

 

2013 CHATTOOGA NATIONAL WILD & SCENIC RIVER -WEST FORK CAMPGROUND TO EARL’S FORD – JUNE 15, 2013 

Paddlers: Phillip Boyd, Roger Cardoe, Pratt Davis,  Steve Goodrich, Rob Schwartz, Steve Snyder 

Noteable Events: We extend the 2011 float trip on the Chattooga River with an additional four miles on the West Fork.  Schwartz and Phillip both get rolled at Turn Hole Falls and wash out some gear.  Phillip (the lone canoer in the party), is hauling Roger’s fully-loaded cooler and panic results.  But “cooler” heads prevail and a recovery mission ensues.  Beer is saved, and we have unseasonably cool temps at the campsite this evening.

On Day 2, we get on the water by 9:30am to return home for Father’s Day activities.  Pratt (armed with a helmet and throw bag) considers running Big Shoals (a Class III) but we collectively decide to avoid the chute and paddle on to Earl’s Ford by 11am.  After retrieving trucks, we head home – most via I-85, but I take the longer GA 400 route to the recently renovated lake house to meet the Sedki clan for Father’s Day dinner.         

 


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