East coast trip
Just came back from a solo East Coast trip...nolochucky, pigeon, ocoee,French Broad (Davidson), etc... You should definately contact NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center), they have seven locations-will run a shuttle to and from-pump your boat- all for around $6. Don't fret, though, if you only see kayaks, there are people around. Walk across the street to the store and ask about the free camping down from Wesser Falls, after the 'park.' Even if you don't float the Nanty, It is a beautiful stop on the way to the Ocoee. By the way, you can hop on the Appalachian Trail across the Bridge.
Alright, back to Telluride. Be Safe, Run Hard.