Let's paddle Section 3 of the Chestatee, Hwy 60-->Hwy 60!

The Chestatee's biggest rapids are upstream of this stretch--just class I and some riffles on this one. The plan is to meet up at 0930 hours at The Outside World in Dawsonville, Georgia, huddle briefly, and proceed to our put-in, and drop all gear.   Then, set shuttle and enjoy IN LIESURELY FASHION this approx. 5+ mile run, and recover. Fire keeps us warm and that takes a minute

"...Below Highway 52, the gradient decreases ... and the river becomes slower with only Class I rapids." Here is the link to the river description by AWA: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/478/


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  • ROBERTO S.

    This pictures does not belong to this trip.

    February 16, 2014

    • Linda W.

      It's a story as to how that came to be. and why it's a time warp paddle.

      February 17, 2014

    • Andy M.

      ...yes, and a story pert' near impossible to relate to anyone...

      February 20, 2014

  • Andy M.

    The meetup time has been slipped to 10:30am to assure safe arrival of all paddlerz!

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • ROBERTO S.

      Thank Andy for the trip, and everybody i had a good time, pls

      February 18, 2014

    • ROBERTO S.

      Save my [masked], for future trips!

      February 18, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Nice trips. River is really great, company greater. Put me on any river with these folk, ANYTIME. :)

    4 · February 16, 2014

    • ROBERTO S.

      Thanks Steve for my first yak picture!

      1 · February 18, 2014

  • Kim W

    Kickass trip. Great company, yummy food, awesome camp fire.

    2 · February 15, 2014

    • Andy M.

      Hey, Kim, Is there a Cinderfella story underway? Where shall the Princess find The One whose hands fit these gloves?

      February 16, 2014

    • Kim W

      Corporate Square?

      February 17, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Andy, I have commitments for next saturday, so I have to bail. I hate it cause I can really imagine how much fun this paddle would be. I've been chatting with someone about doing it on Sunday again, but can't Saturday.

    February 9, 2014

    • Andy M.

      ok

      February 9, 2014

    • Andy M.

      good thing that yer' 'next Saturday' commitments including hanging around with us, Steve!

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Kathi

    Thanks all for a great trip!! Very glad I braved the cold for it :-) Sweetwater tix in hand, so see u there!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Meg A.

    I LOVE THIS RIVER!!! Today was a beautiful windy day with some pretty kool kids! Thanks yet again, Andy!

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Linda W.

    Okay, last week's time warp pictures are loading. surprise! Not sure what's taking so long...... must be that space-time continuum thingy.....

    2 · February 15, 2014

    • Meg A.

      You turn that starship around right now! There will be no slingshot maneuvers around the sun tonight!

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Marty

    Sorry for the last minute change but the weather isn't cooperating. Cold OR windy is okay; both ... not so okay. It's goes right thru my fur! Brrr!! Sure hope those who go have a great time tho. Keep the wet side down :)

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Andy, did you mean to change the month also?

    February 14, 2014

    • Steve H.

      haha Made you look! Think time warp. lmao

      February 14, 2014

    • Meg A.

      I bet he knows Dr. Who.

      1 · February 14, 2014

  • Andy M.

    I am a former weatherman. Weather is a GO, so canx if yer' not comin'!

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Steve H.

      My wife is named Lynn also, and the other night she asked me to get a penis enlarger. So I did. She's 21 years old and her name is Ginger.

      1 · February 13, 2014

    • Andy M.

      And if ya'll listen to the weatherboy--yer' wasting yer' ears! As for Ginger, she broke my heart.

      February 14, 2014

  • Jordan D.

    The flow will be good sat with all this melt, im bringing a cast iron pan and a small metal grate for cooking, going to marinate a few chicken breasts to share, if anyone wants to bring any meat, they are welcome to use my cooking gear, ill bring 3 plastic plates and a few utensils, salt ,pepper and butter. The reason i mentioned the flow is because it would be a very quick 6 miles if we didnt take a nice toe warming campfire break on the beach. ps. marinate the meat before hand in a zip lock, or bring a sandwitch

    2 · February 13, 2014

  • Jordan D.

    If anyone cant reach andy about info on the paddle saturday, yall can contact me on my cell,[masked]

    2 · February 13, 2014

  • Jim

    Weather is determining whether I can go on Saturday. I might have a family function if the ice melts.

    February 12, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Weather cancelled my hike, so I'm free. (Well, maybe no free, but pretty cheap) See ya at OW. lol

    2 · February 12, 2014

  • Andy M.

    Looking forward to this event--counting on all who rsvp'd 'YES' (except for Kim..) to be there! Please continue the discussion or contact me at [masked] (404)[masked] with any questions or comments.

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Andy M.

      This is a GO, so canx if yer' not comin'!

      February 12, 2014

    • Kathi

      Holding out for forecast updates... hoping it swings back to sunny and at least mid 40s... me & +1 will likely drop if it's cloudy and 30 :-/ can't afford to have a cold set in as that would interrupt diving 21-23rd

      February 12, 2014

  • Linda W.

    Hey Meg ! I tried to comment earlier, but who the HECK knows where it went. Anyway, I'm one of Steve's two + and I have nutella..... see you tomorrow!

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Linda W.

      Oops.

      1 · February 7, 2014

    • Linda W.

      Boy, won't it be confusing when I post pictures of this paddle before it ends!

      2 · February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone. Any recommendations on a go-to for great gear at a reasonable price? REI & DSG are killing me!
    Thanks!

    February 7, 2014

    • Steve H.

      John, it's about time for a birthday tunnel paddle, isn't it?

      1 · February 9, 2014

    • John M.

      I believe it is.

      2 · February 9, 2014

  • ROBERTO S.

    Hey, Andy, am a new kayaker, i have a SOT, waterproof and termal clothes and boots, am i was wandering if this trip that is ok for my level?

    February 8, 2014

    • Andy M.

      C'mon, Roberto!

      February 8, 2014

    • Meg A.

      This is a perfect run for a beginner. This section of the Chestatee is one of the rivers I learned to paddle on.

      February 8, 2014

  • Andy M.

    C'mon!

    February 5, 2014

    • Linda W.

      Hey Andy! looking forward to this. Never done any part of this river.

      2 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all. Shaping up for a fine day. Not able to make this one
    Still working on acquiring more gear and will be looking for someone with room in their canoe. Don't have my own yet.

    February 6, 2014

    • Andy M.

      we can help! Join us next time, Ms. Trysh and we'll get a seat, etc. for you...

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent. Thanks and looking forward to it!

      February 7, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Andy, me and my two friends will see ya at Outside world.

    2 · February 7, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Hi Andy,
    What do you estimate the time commitment to be, start to finish?
    Thanks.
    Mike

    February 6, 2014

    • Marty

      Wahoo, Mitch! What a leader!! You da man!!! Enjoy your Friday night, folks, for Saturday we sleep in another hour :)

      1 · February 6, 2014

    • Marty

      Oops, I mean Andy!

      1 · February 6, 2014

  • Marty

    A 9:30 start would be MUCH better ... just sayin'

    February 5, 2014

    • Andy M.

      so...you will join us if we slip the meetup start time, Marty? It was a blast paddlin' with you last year!

      February 6, 2014

    • Marty

      Like a monkey joins a banana tree - I'll be all over it!

      1 · February 6, 2014

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