Paddle the CRNRA Park in 4 parts,,,, Part TWO, 11 miles

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PLEASE RESPOND HERE ON MEETUP BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPOT UNTIL YOU GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER AND PAY:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-the-crnra-park-in-4-parts-part-two-11-miles-tickets-26477482864

We watch the weather and river levels very carefully. The decision to go or cancel due to weather is made the night before at approximately 6:00 pm so check your email for updates the night before and before you leave your house in the morning.

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is, in my opinion, one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta. Yes, a lot of people do visit it, but many, many more just drive over the Hooch and ignore it. I am from Atlanta and was guilty of that for the first 55 years of my life. Once I finally visited the river and experienced her first hand in a kayak I fell in love. I am doing my best to introduce people to this hidden jewel in a fun and safe way.

(This from the official CRNRA website)

An Ancient River in a Modern City

Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature’s display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before.

The park is spread over a 48 mile section of the Chattahoochee River and consists of the river and 15 land units beginning downstream from Buford Dam at Lake Lanier and ending at Peachtree Creek in metro Atlanta.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is rich in natural and human history, each influenced by the river's pervasive force. Usually clear, cold, and slow moving, the river sometimes plunges as a muddy torrent through its rockbound shoals. For centuries people have been drawn to the river for a source of water, food, and transportation, and in more recent times for power to sustain the mills, factories, and homes built along its banks.

Enough of the government propaganda, this is from me. The park is one of the greatest treasures we have in the Atlanta area so come on out and visit it first hand. We are going to tour the park one section at a time broken down into manageable sections. The only negative we have is I am not allowed to put in any tours below Buford Dam at this time so we will miss the first 4 miles of the park, but stay tuned, we will figure a way to work that into our schedule soon. If you do all four sections of this exploration with us, you may be in for a pleasant surprise after we finish the 4th section.

In this trip, PART 2 of 4, we are going to paddle from CRNRA Medlock Bridge Park to CRNRA Island Ford, the park headquarters, a total of 11 miles. The water has started to warm slightly but is still chilly and usually not as clear as farther up the river. We will run some small rapids, see a bit more of park history and pass by some really big river houses. If you are willing to get wet you can probably go home with a few dozen golf balls!

Each of these trips will have a primary guide who is a certified Kayak Instructor as well as Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Air certified. There will be a minimum of 2 additional guides for safety.

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD/Life Jackets) are required to be worn at all times fully fastened. If this is a problem, then do not sign up for these trips.

If you have your own equipment the cost of this trip is $30.00.

If you need to rent a boat, the cost of the trip is $65.00. A boat, PFD and paddle will be delivered and picked up so you do not have to worry about transport. Rental boats are limited so sign up early if you need a boat.

PLEASE RESPOND HERE ON MEETUP BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPOT UNTIL YOU GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER AND PAY:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-the-crnra-park-in-4-parts-part-two-11-miles-tickets-26477482864

More details we be emailed to all enrolled prior to the trip.

Questions are always welcome. John Miller[masked]