September 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.
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]