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We are looking for one or two Kayakers to join us on an East Coast kayaking trip. We depart from Denver on the afternoon of September 26 (Friday) and will return on the 5th of October (Sunday).Over the course of the 10 days we plan to run the following rivers: Chattooga, Green, Gauley, New/Dries, Ocoee, Rock Island, USNWC, and open to suggestions. We will be car camping out of the back of a truck for the majority of the trip. We anticipate the total cost for the gas to be $900.00 (maybe even lower) When you split that cost up your share will more will be anywhere from $200-300 plus food and beer. Here are a few requirements we have for the trip:
1. At the very least comfortable on class 4 and able to paddle class 5.
2. Able to help with driving.
3. Drug Free.... atleast for the duration of the trip...
4. Laidback and flexible. (some may argue you cant have number 4 without number 3)

If you have any questions respond here.

Thanks Ben and Drew
 

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oh and you might want to post up on boater talk if you need and/or want someone to show you down the narrows. which can be kind of difficult cause they are sometimes jerks about taking someone down.

have a good trip man and if you got any ?'s shoot me an e-mail
 

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Rob,

Thanks for the heads up for the Green.

I have been down it before... but it has been a while.

We are not sure when we will actually do it. We are waiting to see what else the hurricane season blows up the coast and then plan accordingly.

See you in Charlotte?

Ben
 

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yea i am finishing up my senior year of college here in charlotte...speaking of the green since you have been down before there is a new line at boof or consequence..you have to run the sneak line now, no one is running the main line cause a nasty sieve/undercut combo is a lot more serious, i think some beta about it is/was posted on the aw green river narrows page
 

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if your gonna be getting to the south east on the 26th you should check out the Guest Appreciation Frestival at the Nantahala in western NC. Its a small scale Gauley Fest with more gear trading and good people. Maybe even meet some people to show you some of the other rivers around here. I believe the Ocoee is running that weekend too, which is only an hour and a half away, which may make it packed that first weekend unless you want other people to boat with. Just figured I would give you a heads up.
 

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be happy to so you and your group down the green if you don't have a guide yet. If you need any help let me know.

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Over the course of the 10 days we plan to run the following rivers: Chattooga, Green, Gauley, New/Dries, Ocoee, Rock Island, USNWC, and open to suggestions.
Guys, the Gauley is running at a reduced flow right now on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays due to the drought (still fun but sub-optimal). The Chattooga is not remotely worth it as anything more than a scenic paddle at less than one foot (which it is now). The Green is running 5.5 inches, stupid brutal low, can't run Go Left or Gorilla and Sunshine is a sketch fest. The New is super low, the Dries aren't running, I don't know about Rock Island. Basically NC is in the midst of the worst drought in recorded history. Even if we got a tropical storm or two in the next week before you come, everything will still be low. We need about 6 months of steady rain to fix this water table.

If you're desperate, come on out. If not, I wouldn't waste the time and gas money while things are so lame around here.

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Leland,

Man this is the worst news in a while.... Why do you have to kill the dream man... probably all your fault that there is no water out there anyway...

Ok now that I have whined a little... I actually just heard this from a buddy the other day that lives in western NC off and on. We figured we would watch the weather and see if anything is going to blow through. I would imagine that the watersheds will more than likely not behave as they have historically, as the run offs from a storm might be really short. Or adversely may just suck everything up.

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We figured we would watch the weather and see if anything is going to blow through. I would imagine that the watersheds will more than likely not behave as they have historically, as the run offs from a storm might be really short. Or adversely may just suck everything up.

man....
Unfortunately, it would take more rain than could possibly come between now and then to make things run reasonably. The ground is dried up and hard, so when it rains the water doesn't sink in. So the rivers flash up really quickly, and drop out almost as fast. Neither situation is good for getting to a river and having a safe paddle. Rain would help bolster the Green flow a little bit, and if the lake at the Gauley fills some the releases will get better. There's no significant rain in the 10 day forecast, though. So the rivers are dry, the trees are dying, and it's basically kinda depressing to go outside here right now.

If I was you, I'd shoot for doing the trip in the spring - like early April when Tallulah will be running and the Green will likely have better levels. Who knows, maybe we'll get some winter rains this year and things will be recovered by then. For now, I'd save your $4 gas and sit around the house waxing my skis if I was you.

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Hit the Northeast and check out the Bottom Moose or even the Dead R. Should be plenty of water up there with the weekend releases. Good luck!



We are looking for one or two Kayakers to join us on an East Coast kayaking trip. We depart from Denver on the afternoon of September 26 (Friday) and will return on the 5th of October (Sunday).Over the course of the 10 days we plan to run the following rivers: Chattooga, Green, Gauley, New/Dries, Ocoee, Rock Island, USNWC, and open to suggestions. We will be car camping out of the back of a truck for the majority of the trip. We anticipate the total cost for the gas to be $900.00 (maybe even lower) When you split that cost up your share will more will be anywhere from $200-300 plus food and beer. Here are a few requirements we have for the trip:
1. At the very least comfortable on class 4 and able to paddle class 5.
2. Able to help with driving.
3. Drug Free.... atleast for the duration of the trip...
4. Laidback and flexible. (some may argue you cant have number 4 without number 3)

If you have any questions respond here.

Thanks Ben and Drew
 
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