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10 Days on the Etowah (163 miles)

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 8:00 AM

This is a 10 day 163 mile self-sufficient kayak camping trip down the Etowah River from Dahlonega to Rome.It is designed to be a tough or rugged trip so if that isn't what you are looking for ... you won't like this trip.

This will be an experimental trip to see how a group of 5 handles a 10 day trip. More trips may be planned in the future if an interest shows. The group size is limited for quality. Less people = a much better trip than 20 or 30.

 

Cost: $100.00

 

3 paddlers (MEN ONLY) will be joining Steve Harris & Richard Grove on this trip.

 

You will supply your own; kayak, paddle, PFD, food and camping gear for this trip. Everything you need for this trip must be carried in your kayak, This will also be a wilderness kayaking so don't expect campsites or anything else. You may have to drag your kayak over, under or around deadfalls, drag your kayak in shallow water and you will be sleeping in the woods. No campfires will be built unless we are camping where they are permitted. You will eat and sleep along the river and bathe in it.

 

If you decide to leave this trip early you will be responsible for your own transportation from the river.

 

We will be meeting Friday night in Dahlonega and camping for the night. The trip will start Saturday morning.

 

The plan is to portage Etowah Falls, go around the tunnel, portage Alatoona and Weinman Dams.

 

We will be stopping in Canton (~mile 98) where an Ingles grocery store is ~200 yards from the river if you need supplies.

 

A list of what I will be taking is available upon request.

 

For answers or more information about this trip contact the event organizer, Richard Grove,[masked] or by e-mail: [masked]

 

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  • Steve H.

    Well, relieved that the nude pics didn't make the postings.

    October 5, 2013

  • Steve H.

    A small video reflective of part of the trip. Hope it's viewable. A new attempt for me. lol https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssh2wbik2u7cldb/10%20DAY%20PADDLE.wmv

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice

      September 21, 2013

    • Elisabeth S.

      thank you, Steve, for posting it. I sooo envy you guys. see you soon.

      1 · October 1, 2013

  • Linda W.

    A few pictures from day 2. Sorry Chris, I didn't get many people pics, and even fewer of you. Thanks guys for letting us hang with you for a day. it was a beautiful paddle.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, well, next time!

    September 21, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Fantastic trip. Great company and beautiful scenery. Tons of wildlife. Lake Allatoona kicked my ass. Windy and whitecaps tested our stamina and paddling abilities, but wouldn't have missed it. Well done Richard and Chris.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wouldn't mind going from Dahlonega to Canton (near where I live).

    September 12, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Barbara, Richard said come on.

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool. Would someone forward the supply list to me?

      September 13, 2013

  • Alan A

    If all goes well? This trip should be scheduled a few times a year. I would love to go but conflict with the current date. Have fun.

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Alan, if all doesn't go well, we should do it more often than that to get the kinks out. lol

      August 1, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Steve are you talking about the kinks in our bones or in the trip?

      September 10, 2013

  • Elisabeth S.

    MEN ONLY? I am Really disappointed, Richard.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Richard G.

      There are exceptions to all rules.

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Real men are not bothered by the company of a women. :)

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Ignorance may be the reason the word "former" applies

      September 10, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Stupidity and former have a lot in common

      September 10, 2013

  • Shawn W.

    I wish that I had seen this sooner! There is no way that I could get off work now. I have been planning on doing this for 3 years but I could not get the weather or logistics to work out. I have all my gear and food already ready already! You guys have a great and safe journey! I will check back later. This one is on my bucket list.

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Sorry you are going to miss a great trip but the river will be waiting when you are ready. If we have too much fun we'll probably do it again.

      September 10, 2013

  • marie s

    have a terrific adventure, and take lots of photos!

    September 8, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Do we have to bathe? A man likes to smell like a man. lmao

    July 5, 2013

  • Dian

    Sounds like a great trip. Wish I could leave work behind for 10 days.

    July 8, 2013

  • Reid W.

    Why the no fire policy?

    July 6, 2013

    • Steve H.

      I assume because most of the locations along the way are on private property and "if" you have food that needs campfire, as opposed to boiled water, you might starve or develop salmonella.

      July 7, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Between camping on private land and places unsuitable for fires it is best to plan for no campfires and why they make small wilderness cookers.

      July 7, 2013

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