What are the rivers like in the Southeast and how do they compare with CO and UT rivers for kayaking, rafting (16' oar rig), and overnights?
I hail from the Southeast (Charlotte, NC), and grew up going on field trip style commercial rafting trips throughout the NC/WV area. I was young and didn't think much about where the rivers were located and what sort of private boating or kayaking there was nearby.
It was not until I was in CO that I got into kayaking, and more so these days, rowing a raft. I now have a small child and find myself thinking more and more about moving back close to family. I know there are plenty of options, but I am not sure if a 16' boat with oars is too big, if there are whitewater overnight options, family overnight options, etc. Any information or comparisons would be helpful.