This Is How We Roll ….

It's 8ish, and time for breakfast. The River Gods have blessed us with a Waffle House just down the road from our National Forest campsite and off we go - albeit faster than Roger and I are ready hold on! … [Read more...]

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Mumbly Peg: The Marathon Game Ends

Goodrich goes down after a marathon game. Per Wikipedia, Mumbly Peg dates back to the 1800's.... Mumblety-peg (also known as mumbley-peg, mumblepeg, mumble-the-peg, mumbledepeg or mumble-de-peg) is an old outdoor game played by children using pocketknives. The term "Mumblety-peg" came from the practice of putting a peg of about 2 or 3 inches into the ground. The loser of the game had to take it out with his teeth. Mumbletypeg was very popular as a schoolyard game in the nineteenth and first … [Read more...]

Turn Hole Falls 1; Phillip 0 (aka Phillip Gets Dominated)

Phillip gets hung up on Turn Hole Falls on the Chattooga River and flips his canoe. Here's all the carnage.  Hint - if you do Turn Hole Falls approach and paddle through the rapids to the left. … [Read more...]

The Carnage At Turn Hole Falls

Phillip discusses the carnage on the Chattooga River after he flips his canoe at Turn Hole Falls. Fortunately, all contents are strapped down and nothing floats away. Rob is less fortunate. He gets flipped and loses his kayak (important) and two water bottles (not important). For a Class II rapid, this one packs a punch and takes out 2 of the 6 in our fully loaded crew. … [Read more...]

Roger On The West Fork Of The Chattooga River

Here's Roger clearing a Class II rapid on the West Fork Of The Chattooga River. Good thing that fishing pole didn't get snagged on that tree branch! … [Read more...]

Phillip On The West Fork Of The Chattooga River (aka Phillip Dominates)

Here's Phillip clearing a Class II rapid on the West Fork Of The Chattooga River. He makes it look easy in a canoe - but the Chattooga River would even the score with Phillip later in the day! … [Read more...]

The Chattooga River Armada

Here's The Armada after clearing Big Shoal Falls. We gave it a long look and decided to portage around the Class III. (Pratt is still kicking himself on this one.) The Chattooga River slows to a crawl after Big Shoals - and you can see that here. It's a nice calm after the storm. … [Read more...]

The Rapids Before The Spider Lilies

Here we are rounding the island across from Landsford Canal State Park and closing in on the shallow rocks just before the spider lilies. ¬†With the trip around the island (that sits in the middle of the Catawba River), it was a two hour paddle today. … [Read more...]

Kayaking & Fishing In The Catawba River

We decided that Roger didn't deserve any peace while kayak fishing on the Catawba and nestled right up next to him. ¬† … [Read more...]