Ducks in a Row (Yanahli Wildlife Management Area)

Last time we did this section, we cut it short because of the threat of Armageddon-ish weather.  Never had to do that before.  It still smarts.

So, how about we do it again?  It's supposed to be 80 degrees, not much chance of rain on Sunday...why not get serious about summer?  It's only October...

 

It's time to get SERIOUS about summer.

 

How can you tell?

Well, among other ways,

 

When someone pelts you with a water uzi, you say, "Thanks!"

 

 

 

You discover that your pfd is more than just a rescue tool...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and learn to take advantage of river air conditioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody likes getting voted off the island!  

 

And...

...nobody cares if you wear cotton (or much of anything else) on the river!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We haven't done the entire 284 miles of the Duck yet, so let's keep trying!  This time, we'll do the Yanahli Wildlife Management Area.  And, as advertised, we're going to be serious...ly lazy.  We'll start out at Higher Pursuits, the ladies who do outfitting right.  They'll rent you a kayak if you need one ($25, http://www.higherpursuits.com/,[masked] - reserve in advance!), shuttle those of us with our own boats to the put-in and from the take-out ($10 each), and sell you a popsicle after the paddle ($.25).  Last time, we shot the rapids rapid on the Duck; this weekend, it'll be about 10 miles of eye candy, swimming holes, wild critters (different from the ones on Mr. Tossing's Buffalo paddles), or just being still and hanging out with one of the most beautiful parts of one of the prettiest rivers in Tennessee.

All Type A hats will be confiscated and returned at the end of the paddle.  If you want them back.

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  • vikki t.

    Have a lovely paddle. I'm heading to Citico Wildlife Wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest. Looking forward to no cell coverage for a few days, weeks, months.... :-)

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • tommy h.

      citico is awesome and indain boundary next to it is the most beautiful place east of the missippi.

      October 17, 2013

  • Allie P.

    Hey did anyone video Bob's roll on Sunday he did when we stopped for lunch? He would like to have it if anyone did-- I thought it was either Lauralyn or Ann

    October 15, 2013

    • Lauralyn

      I did. I sent it to him.

      October 15, 2013

  • Bob

    Great paddle with a great group of people.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    Thanks to Lauralyn for organizing the paddle today, and to Lauralyn and ALL of you (including Dawn and Higher Pursuits) for making today a perfect day paddling on the Duck!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • J P Morgan S.

    Good river for new paddlers, had some current, but it seemed that at least half the way was paddling, good take out, and at last the put in was dry going down the hill.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    Could I possibly get the cell phone numbers of the event organizers, just in case I make a wrong turn on the way or have a slight delay. (I have a Tennessee Gazateer which, apologies to the technophiles, I count on more than any GPS, but haven't been to that area before, and I'm coming from two hours away).

    October 11, 2013

    • Lauralyn

      Or the bathroom walls at HO. (That's Hiwassee Outfitters.). :)

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • Ann

      Hey, I'm ready for the Hiwassee next time you go!!

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Marti

    Had a great time paddling with you all today. It was great seeing a couple old friends and meeting new ones.

    October 13, 2013

  • Ann

    Great. Loved it

    October 13, 2013

  • Allie P.

    Great group and awesome outfitter!

    October 13, 2013

  • Kacee

    Bob Are you Julie still ok for me to follow you? If so where would you like me to meet you?

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know there is a waiting list but I thought it was on the 27th so if i happen to show up do you think it would be a problem joining in if there is a problem no worries I am about 10 miles from Higher Pursuit , it will be my last paddle before surgery friday let me know what you think i dont want to step on anyones toes or take away from someone who wants to go badly, but usually someone on the list doesnt show up lol

    October 12, 2013

  • James Q

    Google Maps doesn't place Higher Pursuits in the correct location. The driveway appears to be at[masked],[masked]

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • James Q

      Kacee, I'll press my friend to make a decision today.

      October 11, 2013

    • Kacee

      Hi James. No worries. I'm just going to follow Bob and Julie since they live in My Juliet. See you there

      October 11, 2013

  • Lauralyn

    Sorry about the date mix-up - it's the 13th.

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • Jacqueline R.

      You ROCK, Lauralyn! We used Duck River Canoe last weekend and they were awesome. They will shuttle year around and very accommodating.

      1 · October 9, 2013

    • Barbara R.

      I just got my kayak this summer, so there are a LOT of places on my list. The Collins is near the top and I'd love to join you, but I'll be in Asheville on the 27th. Next time for sure though!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • hem

    I might have an extra kayak for someone to borrow.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    I responded with a "No", that I couldn't come. But, I'm thinking on it. It sounds like just my type of paddle and a perfect last trip before cold weather starts to set in.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • chip

    Now I ask you, since when has LC posted two weeks in advance, much less predicted the weather that far out??? We sail this Sunday the 13th!!! (right???)

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Kirstin

    So the paddle is the 13th and not the 27th?

    October 9, 2013

  • John B.

    The email invitation link indicated Oct. 27 as the date, but the meetup website showed Oct. 13. I won't be back from MN until Oct. 15.

    October 8, 2013

  • Laurie Bruno CPR C.

    The 27th?

    October 8, 2013

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