Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

This is what we encountered  while at the Nantahala Open, this weekend.  With many people challenging the Cascades and the upper section of this river, there was a huge amount of fun going on and a lot of carnage.  When I woke up Monday morning to look at my Facebook, all I could see was, “found paddle” and “look at my boat after running the cascades”.   With all of this happening there was so much fun going on at the same time.

At the falls, there was a competition just for crazy things done on Lesser Wesser aka Nantahala Falls.  This photo shows Garrett Madlock with his bumble bee decorated Rockstar ready to brave the falls with his wings on.

Check out this Stinger with a stinger!  Rick Thompson duct taped a chair to the back of his Stinger and Garrett Madlock, dressed like a bee sits on the back challenging the falls ahead.  There was no shortage of action here at the falls.  With Batman and Robin in a Dynamic Duo, to paddling purple inflated dragons, this was a whacky twist on running the falls, to say the least.

What I love to see on the river, is kids having a blast.   Dacey Hay (shown above) had her personal first decent down the lower section of the Nantahala.  Although coming through Pattons Run out of her boat, she quickly got to the side and put her smile back on her face, and continued paddling the rest of the 8 mile section.

With the Upper Nantahala pumping out 550 cfs, it was a rush for me on my first decent! In the end it as a weekend of fun with kids, yet full of carnage and beached boats.

-Nathan Madlock

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

This is what we encountered  while at the Nantahala Open, this weekend.  With many people challenging the Cascades and the upper section of this river, there was a huge amount of fun going on and a lot of carnage.  When I woke up Monday morning to look at my Facebook, all I could see was, “found paddle” and “look at my boat after running the cascades”.   With all of this happening there was so much fun going on at the same time.

At the falls, there was a competition just for crazy things done on Lesser Wesser aka Nantahala Falls.  This photo shows Garrett Madlock with his bumble bee decorated Rockstar ready to brave the falls with his wings on.

Check out this Stinger with a stinger!  Rick Thompson duct taped a chair to the back of his Stinger and Garrett Madlock, dressed like a bee sits on the back challenging the falls ahead.  There was no shortage of action here at the falls.  With Batman and Robin in a Dynamic Duo, to paddling purple inflated dragons, this was a whacky twist on running the falls, to say the least.

What I love to see on the river, is kids having a blast.   Dacey Hay (shown above) had her personal first decent down the lower section of the Nantahala.  Although coming through Pattons Run out of her boat, she quickly got to the side and put her smile back on her face, and continued paddling the rest of the 8 mile section.

With the Upper Nantahala pumping out 550 cfs, it was a rush for me on my first decent! In the end it as a weekend of fun with kids, yet full of carnage and beached boats.

-Nathan Madlock

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Watauga Gorge Race

The Race is set for Saturday, April 14, 2014 @ 2:00 PM!

News from Eric Chance on Boatertalk:

Assuming it ever rains again, we will have the Watauga Race on April 12th or some Saturday in May. We will push the date back if the level is under 250 cfs. I will post on here and Facebook some time during the week before to let everyone know if the race will be on for that Saturday.

The format will be the same as years past, mass start head to head from the put in down to the pool below Stateline. We’ll start it at 2pm so that people can get a practice lap in before the race. 

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

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