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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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  • Steve H.

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

    3 · February 16, 2014

    • ROBERTO S.

      Thanks Steve for my first yak picture!

      1 · February 18, 2014

  • 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

  • Kimberly

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

    2 · February 15, 2014

    • Kimberly

      Corporate Square?

      February 17, 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

  • 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

    1 · 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

  • Trysh

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    • 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

  • Trysh

    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

    • Trysh

      Excellent. Thanks and looking forward to it!

      February 7, 2014

  • Steve H.

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

    1 · 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 :)

      February 6, 2014

    • Marty

      Oops, I mean Andy!

      February 6, 2014

  • Marty

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

    February 5, 2014

    • Marty

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

      February 6, 2014

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