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We will paddle 12 miles on the Green River from Lynn Camp Creek to Rio. This is a level 1 difficulty depending upon water levels. We will paddle by 300 Springs about 1/3 of the way along the trip. There are 3 waterfalls cascading from springs down an 80 ft. bluff. This is one of the most bio-diverse places in the nation because of the ferns and mollusks. We will do our own shuttle, which is an easy 5 miles. Bring a lunch to eat along the river and plenty of water. We will eat dinner together after the paddle in Elizabethtown. Leaders are Mike Moser[masked] [masked] and Cathy Moser[masked] [masked]. We will meet at 9am in Elizabethtown at exit 94 in the Burger King parking lot. From there, we will caravan to the put in on the Green River and also make any last minute changes to the trip.
Hiwassee/Ocoee TN State Park, also called Gee Creek at Reliance, TN. Some arrive on Friday, 7/12, and some arrive morning of Saturday, 7/13. We have reserved two campsites, A-10 and A-11. Six tents are allowed on each site. You can plan your own meals or eat out with some of us. The Red Roof Inn in Etowah is a good, clean reasonably priced motel. Mike and I have stayed there. As we get closer to the trip and see who is coming, we will consider having one or two communal meals at the camp site. The Paddle: The Hiwassee is a crystal clear, cold river. Dam release nearly half-mile wide where you can pick your own route. For instance, you can choose to go over a 4 or 5 foot waterfall, or not. Outfitter where you can rent rafts or sit on tops. We do our own shuttle. The main part of the trip is 4.5 miles of class I-II and possibly III. Some of us like to paddle the next section of 5 miles and end at the camp ground. Mike and us will do this. Tina has volunteered to lead a paddle on the second section for those who are not so self assured of their paddling abilities and would like to avoid the first section. We hope also to offer some opportunities for hiking. This is a very beautiful area. If you have never been here, give yourself the gift of this place. You must have some kind of white water boat. We strongly recommend a helmet. I do not wear a wet suit, but some people do. The water is cold. Please contact us with any questions: Mike Moser[masked] Cathy Moser[masked], Tina Stumbaugh[masked]