Yeah, on that last bit of Johnny N's post: if holding safety meetings at 4:20 is your cup o' tea, make sure you keep it in the K-Y and watch your toes when you visit TN!!
Our *fine* state
is #2 in the nation for MJ eradication, right behind Hawaii....
Tales of Ocoee tickets and illegal search-and-seizure hell are long and sordid, and with good reason. Boys changing out of sopping wet paddle clothes under a towel-- in front of the wrong rafting company bus (yep, we've got "Christian-only" (Christian-only guides for Christian-only people) rafting companies here now, too: TWO of them, woo-hoo!)-- can end up not only with a ticket for indecent exposure (this only seems to happen to the guys, though?? hmmm...
), but with the contents of theirs and their 3 closest's friends' cars unloaded and searched right at the take-out. And as for the fate of the errant pothead paddler who ends up in nearby Benton, TN (take a wrong turn, or stay in one of the handful of campgrounds out that way)? Having a plastic boat strapped to your roof is like placing a sign on your car *asking* to be pulled over, grilled, and most likely, searched. Somehow Benton equates boating with sin & vice, and they'll let ya know it every chance they get. That being said, though, most of the rangers and other officers around the Ocoee are pretty decent, but there are a few who take particular pride in busting up a decent party or unloading your car for the sole joy of watching you have to figure out how to fit all your gear-- wet and dry-- back in.
Just hide your boat in Benton, and make sure those cheeks aren't offending any sweet little old ladies, and you should be fine!