Trip History

As of 6/21/2017 Haw - 130 Eno - 83 Ocoee - 363.5


04/13/96 Haw - Chicken Br. to 15-501 - 0' 6.5 miles Class I-II
04/14/96 Haw - 15-501 to 64 - 0' ~4.0 miles Class I-II
04/20/96 Haw - 64 down - 0' ~4.0 miles Class II-III (a blast BTW!)
04/27/96 Haw - Chicken Br. to 15-501 - 0' Ill-fated canoe trip
04/27/96 Haw - 15-501 to 64 - 0' With the few survivors
05/03/96 Haw - 15-501 to 64 - 0'
05/04/96 Cape Fear - Lillington - +2.5' Woo Hoo! More water is GOOD!
05/05/96 Eno - Cole Mill to Guess - 0' Runnable, but rocky.
05/06/96 Eno - Guess to Roxboro - 0' More runnable, but still rocky.
05/07/96 Eno - Guess to Roxboro - +1' Not rocky any more. :)
05/10/96 Eno - Pleasant Green to Guess - +.6" More water near the end.
05/11/96 Neuse - SR 2000 to Hwy. 1 - 2.2'USGS Pleasant quick run; only rapids at beginning.
05/16/96 Eno - Guess to Roxboro - +1' Solo
05/17/96 Flat - 501 +1'? Remember the dam!
05/25/96 Beach at Hatteras
05/26/96 Beach at Kittyhawk
05/30/96 Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro +1' Solo
06/02/96 Cape Fear - Lillington +1.75'
06/09/96 Cape Fear - Lillington -1' or so (it was LOW).
06/10/96 Eno River/Falls Lake - God only knows where; we were lost when we found it.
06/13/96 Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro 2' --> 0' Don't, just DON'T start at 8pm in a thunderstorm
07/02/96 Eno River/Falls Lake - "Where has all the water gone, long time ..."
07/13/96 Eno River/Falls Lake - 'Nother group trip
07/27/96 Sea Level, NC - 'Nother group trip surfing at the beach
08/07/96 Eno - Cole Mill to Guess 3' USGS
08/17/96 Sea Level, NC - Outer Banks - 'Nother group trip camping on the Outer Banks.
08/25/96 Haw River - 15-501 - Robeson Crk. USGS 3.6. Just barely high enough; we saw lots of stuck canoes.
09/02/96 Little River - to 501 USGS 2.45. Just barely high enough. Do you REALLY need a permit?
09/04/96 Haw River - Chicken Br. to 15-501 - USGS 6.25
09/07/96 Eno River - Pleasant Green to Roxboro - USGS 4.7. More water is GOOD.
09/08/96 Haw River - 15-501 to Hwy. 64 - 4.0' (4:30pm) - What rocks?
09/09/96 Haw River - 15-501 to Hwy 64 - 2.0' (6:30pm) - Dropped 6" in the time it took to run.
09/15/96 Broad River- Not nearly enough water, and with more it'd be mostly flat
09/21/96 Haw River - Chicken Br. to 64 - Another group trip. Upper was fine w/ ~3.8', but NOT the Mid.
10/08/96 Haw River - 15-501 to Robeson - Whoops! 9' is just TOO much water
10/19/96 Little River - Both sections. USGS 2.7. Upper section unrunnable due to trees. Still needs more H20
10/20/96 Haw River - 15-501 to Robeson - 4.9 USGS
10/20/96 Found out the Rocky was at -14" at 3:30
11/09/96 Little River - Lower section. 2.5' USGS. Still runnable. 52 degrees is getting cold tho.
11/26/96 Haw River - Chicken Br. to 501. ~4.3 USGS. Plenty of water (for kayaks at least).
12/01/96 Haw River - 15-501 to Robeson. 4.8 USGS. Getting a bit cold and a bit low, but manageable at 60 Deg.
01/05/97 Little River - Not nearly enough kayaking going on. New USGS gauge which changes lvl from 2.1' to 1.7' (2.1' is, BTW, too low).
01/22/97 Little River - 1.7" by the new gauge. Needs more water (and less ice at the end)
02/22/97 Eno River - Cole Mill to Roxboro. 2.7' JUST high enough to run.
02/23/97 Haw River - 501 - Robeson - About 5.5'
03/02/97 Haw River - 501 - Robeson - about 6.5'. Nice run. BIG waves. w/ Kevin & Andrew
03/22?/97 Haw River - Chicken Br. - 5.1 - W/ Drew testing out the new kayak.
03/31/97 Cape Fear - Lillington - About 3.8'-3.9'. About right water level.Maybe a bit higher. Bill & Scott
04/24/97 Eno River - Pleasant Green to Cole Mill. 3.0 USGS. Almost perfect height. Found quarry. 1hr.
04/25/97 Haw River - Chicken Br. to Robeson. 5.5 USGS. Great height. Group trip
04/30/97 Eno River - Cole Mill to Guess ~3.2 USGS. About 40 min.
05/10/97 Watauga River - 4. US Route 321 Bridge to Guy's Ford Upper section near Boone before the Gorge. Very pretty. Portaging the Clog was good advice.
05/11/97 French Broad River - Walnut to Hot Springs. BIG river at USGS 2.6, ~ 3060 cfs). Flows the wrong way. Way Cool. Scouting a good idea.
05/15/97 Cape Fear - 2.8 USGS. Trip with Jenn
05/17/97 Cape Fear - 2.3 USGS; not all that different from 2.8. Group trip.
05/25/97 Down to the beach in Surf City. Great Surfing.
06/15/97 Group Trip to Bear Island
07/28/97 Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro. Remote car alarms don't work well after kayaking. Chris Lamb
08/02/97 Surf City Beach trip. Saw a pod of dolphins, and got real close!
09/12/97 Haw River - Ch. Br - Robeson. Finally, SOME water.
09/29/97 Gauley River - Lower Section. Group rafting trip. Really made me want my kayak instead.
11/23/97 Eno River - Cole Mill-Roxboro. At USGS 4.3 who could resist?
01/09/98 Eno River - Pleasant Green to Roxboro. USGS 4.4; quite nice. No hugging rocks!
2/28/98 Haw River - 15-501 to Robeson. USGS 5.5' w/ Andrew.
3/28/98 Haw River - Bynum to Robeson. USGS 4.9'
4/12/98 Cape Fear -Lillington. USGS 6.5-6.7'. With this much water, mostly flat with a few big waves.
4/25/98 Haw River - 5.25 USGS. Group trip. Great time, perfect weather.
05/02/98 Haw River - ~6.00 USGS. Bynum to Robeson.
05/03/98 Haw River - CB - 15-501 - 5.25 USGS. Trip w/ Jim & Erica.
05/09/98 Rocky River - -1'to -1.5' by the scale on 902. Runnable, but needs more water. That's about 1' by USGS I think.
05/??/98 Cape Fear - Lillington. Low USGS.
05/28/98 Haw - Bynum to 64 4.9 USGS Late trip.
05/30-5/31/98 Trip to the beach, Surf City (lousy waves), and Carolina Beach (better waves)
06/06/98 - Cape Fear in Lillington. Group trip. Although the water was at 2.13 USGS, not too bad.
06/25/98 - Cape Fear in Lillington. Group trip. Getting REALLY Low at 1.6 USGS. No rapids. Many rocks
07/25/98 - Group trip to Sea Level
09/04/98 - Eno Cole Mill to Roxboro, USGS 4.4. Plenty of water. No hinderances for any boat. Perfect weather.
10/10/98 - Cape Fear. USGS 2.6. Not a bad level.
10/18/98 - French Broad, sections 8 & 9 (to Stackhouse). Low (1.15 USGS, 550 cfs), but alright.
01/03/99 - Eno 7.5' USGS Cole Mill to Roxboro. Whew What a ride - enough to knock you around.
01/24/99 - Eno ~11.0' USGS. Not really hard; mostly washed out except for the broken dam. Dangerous tho, lots of strainers and debris (saw a pinned kayak). Too high.
02/11/99 - Cape Fear USGS 2.29. Not bad. A bit low. Tammy & Jerry
03/18/99 - Cape Fear USGS ~4.5'. A _touch_ lower (w/ warmer water) would have been perfect.
03/30/99 - Cape Fear USGS ~4.2. This is the touch lower. Water still chilly.
04/02/99 - Haw Bynum to Robeson. USGS 6.5. Ken & Andrew. Gorgeous day, plenty of water.
04/03/99 - Lower Rocky from 15-501. USGS ~1.2. Could use more water. Paddler's "0". No way am I putting my car in that takeout again.
04/04/99 - Haw CB - Robeson. USGS 4.8' USGS. w/ Marnie & Andrew. Hot day. 5:00p is too late to run this far. :)
04/24/99 - Neuse River Rally - 3.5 miles in 40 minutes!
04/25/99 - Cape Fear Group trip. USGS 1.7'. A couple more inches, and the irritating rocks will go away.
05/02/99 - James River Balcony Falls USGS ? W/ Steve. Needed more water.
05/15/99 - Upper Rocky River to 902. ~1.25 USGS -.6" > -1.6". Great waves below broken dam.
Haw River 64 - Robeson. USGS 6.25. Waves below Gabriels! Watch the hole river right above Gabriels.
05/16/99 - Haw River Bynum to Robeson. ~ 5.0 USGS. Some good surfin, but not as good as Sat.
05/22/99 - French Broad Redmond to Stackhouse. USGS 1600cfs
05/23/99 - French Broad Barnard to Hot Springs. USGS 1500cfs
05/29/99 - Pigeon River at TN line. Wow that was fun. Class III. End of Marnie.
05/30/99 - Nantahala. Nice solid continuous rapids. Crowded tho.
05/31/99 - Tuckaseegee above Bryson City. 2.2' USGS. 1000 cfs. Nice run; bit more water maybe. Icky cars as embankment. Big fish. Cool class 3 in the middle.
6/12/99 - Surfin at Surf City. Perfect weather, surf at about 4'
6/21/99 - More surfing at Surf City. Surf 5'-6'. Still manageable! :)
07/8/99 - Haw - Chicken Bridge to 501. ~5' USGS.
07/17/99 -Surfin at Surf City w/ my new Prijon Fly. 2' surf or so, and a lot of time upside-down
7/23-24/99 - Nantahala. Ran 3! times over the weekend. I think Andrew and I swam the falls in here somewhere.
8/27/99 - Haw - Bynum to Robeson. Finally, some rain. ~6' USGS.
8/28/99 - Surf City - Surf in the 9-11' range. Wow.
9/05/99 - Flat River Quail Roost - Lake Michie. USGS 3.7+ 2 good surfing holes.
9/06/99 - Upper Rocky down to 902. USGS 2.0 at Crutchfield
9/07/99 - Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro. 1.5 hours. USGS 3.0. Could be a little lower, but not much.
9/08/99 - Haw - Erwin to Robeson. USGS 5.5. So _that's_ how you do an ender!
9/17/99 - Eno - Pleasant Green to Roxboro. USGS 4.6. Great level.
9/19/99 - Haw - Bynum to Robeson. USGS 5'.
9/22/99 - Eno - Pleasant Green to Roxboro. USGS ~4.0
9/30/99 - Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro. USGS 5.5? Getting high.
9/31/99 - Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro. USGS ~4
11/14/99 - N. Myrtle Beach. Surf at about 5.5'. Nice long rolling waves.
11/27/99 - Eno - Cole Mill to Roxboro. USGS 3.57
02/17/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington - USGS 5.5' Some spots look a bit scary at this level.
02/24/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington - USGS 4.7' This is a good level for this river.
02/26/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington - USGS 4.7'
02/27/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington - USGS 4.6' Good level, if a bit bracing.
03/23/00 - Haw River - 64 to Robeson - USGS 5.4'
03/24/00 - Haw River - Bynum to Robeson - USGS 5.1'
03/25/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington - USGS 4.6' This is an awesome level for surfing.Went with Jenn.
04/08/00 - Haw from CB - 501. 4.3 USGS. Rain gets darned cold. Almost broke wrist.
04/16/00 - Flat from 501 to Lake Michie. About 3 hours. 2.9' USGS. Not a bad level, could be a few inches lower and still be runnable.
04/23/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington. USGS 6.0. This is a LOT of fun to surf in (or flip as the case may be.)
04/27/00 - Eno from Pleasant Green to Guess. 3.8' Not bad. Bit chill.
04/29/00 - Cape Fear Lillington to Erwin. Group trip. 4' USGS.
04/30/00 - Eno from Pleasant Green to Guess. Canoe incident.
05/06/00 - Cape Fear in Lillington. 2.6 USGS. Starting to scrape.
07/24/00 - Eno - Cole Mill to Guess. Darn it's been a long time. ~USGS 5.0. And 18' 12 hours ago.
07/25/00 - Haw River - CB > Robeson. USGS 5.5 Hours: 1.75 upper. 1 lower, .5 bottom.
07/26/00 - Eno - Cole Mill to Guess 2.65 USGS. No pad. Again, JUST high enough.
07/27/00 - Haw River - Bynum to Robeson. USGS 4.6 More water than I thought; only a few bony spots
07/30/00 - Cape Fear - Lillington to Erwin. USGS 6.5. Things start to wash out at this height. Nothing really scary.
8/??/00 - Cape Fear Lillington to Erwin USGS ~2.82.
9/25/00 - Bynum to Robeson - USGS ~5.8. W/ Rob. Beautifiul weather.
3/11/01 - Cape Fear ~4 USGS. My fgoodness it has been a long time (although there are a couple of trips in there (at least one Eno) somewhere I forgot to write down). Bit chilly.
3/17/01 - Haw River at 4.9 USGS. Still a bit cold, but the sun offset things. John's first trip with us.
3/24/01 - Haw River Chicken Bridge > 501. Nice day for a paddle.
3/31/01 - Flat from the middle to Lake Michie. 2.9 good level; cold w/ no sun
04/06/01 - Haw River - 15-501 > Robeson. USGS 5.2
04/08/01 - Cape Fear. USGS 8 ish. Very squirrly. Found wrecked canoe and ice chest full of beer. Water still a bit chilly for surfin.
4/11/01 - Cape Fear. USGS 4.6 Balmy 85 degrees, and great surfing height. Also rescued the broken canoe.
4/28/01 - French Broad - ~1200 cfs. Marshal to Hot Springs.
5/11/01 - Beach surfin.
5/27/01 - Haw River - 501 > Robeson.
6/2/01 - Eno River Pleasant to Roxboro. ~USGS 2.8. runnable but low. This would be the naked guy trip.
- two Fear trips in here somewhere
7/6/01 - Haw River Mid/Lower- 4.9 USGS. Nothing really exciting. Warm water
7/29/01 - Haw River Mid/Lower. 5.8 USGS. good level.
08/15/01 - Cape Fear USGS 4.6. good level.
(some trips missing here, but not many *sigh*)
04/04/02 - Cape Fear USGS 5'. Still good. Many trees down across rapids tho
Missing trips to Fear in here somewhere, tho not enough of them.
10/13/02 - Haw - Chk. Br. > Bynum at about 5.5. Not bad, nice waves. Lot of folks out.
(There's a haw trip in here somewhere, but still WAY not enough kayaking).
3/5/03 Eno - Cole Mill - Roxboro USGS 3.1. Darn I'd forgotten what a pretty river this is. And that 3.1 is a perfectly floatable level
3/8/03 Eno - Pleasant G. to Roxboro. USGS 3.2. Boating with bronchitis not so good.
3/?/03 Eno - CM > Roxboro
3/21/03 Eno - CM > Roxboro. USGS 5.7 w/ Hank. Good level, tho things starting to wash out.
3/22/03 Eno - PG > Cole Mill. USGS 4.7 with PaulG. More kayaking now than all of last year.
4/11/03 North Flat - USGS 3.2 on the Flat. Good water level, but since we'd (Mike, Lisa, Hank) intended to run the _Flat_ .. it was a much longer trip than anticipated.
4/12/03 Eno - CM > Rox. USGS 3.6 w/ Mike.
4/13/03 Haw - Erwin > Robeson. USGS 6.5 Good to be out when the weather is nice. Ending in Gabriel's Lake.
4/14/03 Haw - Erwin > Robeson. USGS 5.5 w/ Andrew and MattD. Matt flipped 3 times, but it was surfing and so ok.
4/20/03 - Haw - 5.? Group trip with MattD, Mike, Marnie, and Scott. Banged up self in Moose Jaw thanks to Marnie
5/09/03 Fear - 5.1 USGS. Managed to trap self in hole and wet exit - rats! First time warm enough that getting wet not bad
5/10/03 Fear -
5/24/03 Eno from PG to Roxboro. with Dick (from work). USGS 4.5, one of my favorites.
5/26/03 Flat from above the short bridge to Lake Michie. USGS 5.5. ALMOST too much water. Flipped over for only the 3rd time
5/28/03 Haw 7' Bynum to Robeson. USGS
6/5/03 Haw River CB > Robeson. 7.5' USGS. Rocking, but a long way.
Oh my god it's been too long.
4/24/04 Neuse River rally - victors in our class!
4/28/04 Haw 501 > Robeson at USGS 4.3. Boney but runnable.
5/4/04 Haw 501 > Robeson USGS 5.3 w/ Hank and Andrew. Pretty good; Gabriels's would have been fun to surf has it not been a bit chill
7/30/04 Haw 501 > Robeson USGS 6.5. Finally, kayaking when it's warm.
8/15/04 Eno Pleasant Green > West Point. USGS 3.0 a bit scrapy. A cool day, w/ very light rain. With Kurt, Andy, Carey, and not Bob.
8/31/04 Eno Cole Mill > Rox. Pleasant day.
9/18/04 Eno Pleasant Green to Rox. Starting to get cool. USGS 3.8 or so.
3/29/05 I think I've forgotten to put a few (but not many *sigh*) in here.
Eno Pleasant Green to Cole Mill. USGS 4.5. Cyling back from here only takes about 15 min.
4/30/06 Haw Bynum to Robeson 5' w/ Hank. Except for the Myrtle beach trip a few weekends ago, I believe this is the longest break in kayaking.
07/07/06 Eno PG > Cole Mill. USGS 3.8. Ended up paddling w/ two other canoes I met there. Cycled for the ferry
07/08/06 Haw Bynum to Robeson. USGS 5.4. Paddling with 6 other CCC folks.
07/14/06 Upper Haw > PG > Cole Mill. USGS 3.3. Upper section is about 2.5 hours. Good and sunburnt. Only just enough water for the upper section. Better put in closer than 70 (bridge somewhere).
9/16/06 Cape Fear at Lillington at 4.7 and dropping. WOW this was a great level for Lunch Stop. We played there until we were both worn out.
(a little more missing stuff, but the broken foot was slowing me down)
4/16/07 Eno PG > Cole Mill
4/17/07 Eno PG > Roxboro
4/18/07 Haw from CB to 501 w/ Hank. Been a LONG time since kayaking 3 days in a row
Beach Trip with Mike
10/26/07 Haw Ch Br to 501. 4' or so (right AHEAD of the upsurge in water darn it)
12/31/07 Haw Bynum to 64 w/ Charlotte and Galen. 7' USGS
1/1/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson about 4.9' with 14 others from the CCC.
3/9/08 Eno Pleasant Green to Roxboro USGS 4.2 or so. Solo. Would have been good surfing but turned cold in the middle. Time 45/35/25.
4/5/08 Eno Pleasant Green to Roxboro w/ Charlotte. 5' usgs. This is a great level, but a bit cold at 68 and cloudy to get me to surf
4/6/08 Eno Pleasant Green to Cole Mill w/ ccc. USGS 3.5'. Just high enough to not be scrapy. Flipped ferrying myself about, but once I was wet surfing about not such a big deal
4/6/08 Pleasant Green to Roxboro w/ charlotte USGS 3.0. This looks to be the 200th trip by official count (not counting the trips I lost track of)
4/9/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson. ~5.5' USGS. Really? I mean this was pretty scrapy for 5.5'.
More kayaking that all of 2007
4/13/08 Cape Fear Lillington > Erwin. Hank. USGS 4.33. Trees in a few irritating places. New construction in Erwin - looks like an access point.
4/20/08 Cape Fear Lillington > Erwin. USGS 3.93. CCC trip. Darn it's good to be out when it's warm enough to play. Lunch stop was fun, but needed about 6" more water to make the playing much better.
4/22/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson. 4.7' and it showed. A bit scrapy but with ducking it worked out ok. Great temp. Cool but the water was warmer. Misted on Jonathan and I most of the trip, but we did take out before dark. (6:10pm - 7:45 pm 60/35 min).
4/26/08 Cape Fear @ 2.35 USGS. Not bad. Not really able to surf in much at this point. Group trip with Marnie, Chuck, charlie, and John. Several flips (not me!), but a beautiful day (3 bald eagles!).
4/28/08 Eno Pleasant Green to Roxboro. Solo. Wow where did that water come from. USGS says ~4', but I caught the curve on the way up and it sure seems like a lot more than that. Been a long time since I ran down past the dam. The footpath is out, and they're building a new bridge which made the takeout river left down below mostly impassible. (40/44/20)
More kayaking than 2006 AND 2007
4/29/08 Eno Pleasant Green to Cole Mill. solo. The gauge for yesterday ended up really being ~5.5'. Today was a more normal 4. 40 min, but then again I was racing joggers.
and 2005 sadly
4/30/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson. USGS 5.5 with Garrick and Chris. funny to hear someone call this 'low'. Garrick is without Fear
5/1/08 Haw 64 - Robeson. 4 days in a row. ~4.9USGS. With Chris, Me, and Tina. Some great surfing at Gabe's. Low I mean really.
05/10/08 North Fork Mayo. First descent (at least for me). ~2.5 USGS (and they said +/- 6" ok). A step up above the Haw. Saw a fox prior, and a cool crawfish during (and got lost getting there). Boiling Hole on the Left and Dogleg to the Right!
05/12/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson USGS 4.73. w/ Garrick. Took the path less traveled and went the ways I don't usually go.
05/18/08 Cape Fear Lillington to Erwin. USGS 4.3. Need another 4" at lunchstop. With Freddy (and Gil - eventually). Working on my priouette. Gave a walking motorcyclist a ride.
05/19/08 Cape Fear (again) USGS 4.22 w/ charlotte. Fast run as we didn't leave until 5. In addition to the two bald eagles, also saw an otter (charlotte could almost reach over and pet it).
06/01/08 Haw CB to Bynum. ~3.25' USGS at Bynum. VERY VERY Low (at points walk on your hands low). With Charlotte and Bryan. Saw a Bald eagle!

Passed 2004! 2003's going to be hard...
06/07/08 Trip to Pigeon. 14 people, led by Larry and Robin. Thunderstorm in the middle. Easier than last time (experience pays off), but you really have to know the lines. Met Todd, which lead to
06/08/08 Trip to Nantahala w/ Todd, Jeremiah, Chelsea, and Joe. Camping in the Park the night before. Flipped in the Falls. Combat rolled up but gashed up right hand.
07/03/08 WOR - Middle Ocoee. Led by Lee. Barely flipped (and rolled) in Double Suck.
07/04/08 WOR - Middle Ocoee. BIG group led by Kirt. no flips!
07/05/08 WOR - Pigeon. MUCH easier after two days on the Ocoee.
07/06/08 WOR - Nantahala with Eric and (barely) Paul (who ran it in just over an hour). Skipped the falls this time. Don't wish for a park ranger when your tags are expired
07/26/08 Middle Ocoee with Larry & co. Flipped in Double Trouble (rolled up just in time to not hit the sticky hole below it). Not a good day for me - got overheated and then sunburnt. Wasn't "on"
08/27/08 Eno Pleasant Green to West Point. ~ USGS 5.0 and climbing (hurricane weather). Still wasn't "dark"
09/07/08 Lower Rocky w/ Garrick and Paul. ~1.5 at the 501 gauge, Haw at Bynum about 8'USGS. Easier that lower Haw. Weird crick in my elbow. No way to find the takeout without knowing where it is, and the walk out is LONG.
09/13/08 Cape Fear Lillington > Erwin w/ Ian. Having a flat is not a good way to start a trip, but it all worked out in the end. No eagles this time. ~ 7' USGS. The rapid sare mostly still there, but they're hard to get into to surf, and if you do get in you get kicked out fast and far away.
09/18/08 Haw Bynum to Robeson. 6'5' USGS. Would have been a blast if we weren't burning daylight. Cool but the water was warm and HUMMIN'!
09/27/08 SWR class. Funny how everyone now seems to use cfs
09/28/08 SWR Class. Does it count as a trip if you spend all day in the water ... without your boat?
09/28/08 Lower Haw USGS ~ 4.8 with John. all thoase boaters in class, and none getting in the water. Also interesting that all day there were only 6 boaters on that section.
10/04/08 Cape Fear USGS 2.8. I'd forgotten: a) how low this is, but b) that there are still some great play spots. Some good surfing.
12/12/08 Upper Rocky (taking out at 902). Crutchfield at ~3 w/ Garrick & others. Plenty of water. Cool but sunny enough. Some big spots in here.
Passed 2003!
12/14/08 Middle/Lower Haw. USGS ~5.4, with a group of 12 CCCers. Warm enough until I was trying to play
12/21/08 Cape Fear. USGS 5.3 and climbing. Finally got Andrew out. A bit chill, but not bad.
Passed 2002! Not enough days left to pass 2001
12/28/2008 Cape Fear. USGS 3.1. Great day (tho water seemed lower). Kayaking on the way to family Xmas not world's greatest idea tho
38 in 2008
03/09/09 Cape Fear USGS 6.6 or so. Charlotte, Sara, Peter, Galen. 82 degrees in March? We started to late tho - it was cooling off at the end. Saw the bald eagle tho!
03/22/09 Eno at ~2.8' w/ charlotte. Calm lazy trip.
3/28/09 Haw Bynum > Robeson w/ Christine, Jonathan, and Kevin(?). USGS 5.42. Second trip Eno Psnt Grn to Bynum w/ Galen. USGS ~ 3.61.
3/29/09 Eno Plst Grn to Roxboro. Played sheepdog for Quent, Garret and Craig for part of the day. Self-set shuttle.
04/03/09 Haw Bynum to Robeson at a surprising 6.5' (it was more up than I thought, and on it's way up), with John McDonald, and we plan to try it all tomorrow.
04/04/09 Haw CB to Robeson ~6.0 USGS. First try with hand paddles, and a LONG time from CB to 501.
04/05/09 Haw Bynum to Robeson ~5.3 USGS. Chris, Katie, Mark, and the Imbranis. Mark came with me for a first descent on the lower.
4/11/09 Fear USGS ~3.25. Seemed lower than recently. Water, but not zippy. With Andy on his first descent, and maiden voyage in the Jackson Fun. going to take some getting used to, and it is not so good on flat!
4/12/09 Haw Bynum to Robeson USGS 5.82 (didn't feel that high). With Garrick, Jenn, and Paul
4/16/09 Haw Bynum to Robeson ~5.3 USGS. Getting spoiled that this seems low. 10 person trip with Garrick and his daughter
4/22/09 Haw Bynum to 64. Garrick & co, Casey & his wife, and John. And I thought THAT was low. 4.4 USGS. Been a LONG time since I ran it that low
05/09/09 Wilson Creek Gorge -2". First descent (tho I took the crossfire). Pretty good level. In theory runnable from -6" to 12" tho I think more than 1" would be a lot 5/16/09 Dan River at Kibler, 7500 release, 2.4 USGS. Pretty kinda like an easy Pigeon for the first section. Not hard, but tricky for someone not used to getting stuck on rocks.
5/23/09 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in Slice'n Dice. Memorial Day group trip. a Long day of lots of playing (by others).
5/24/09 Upper (incl. Olympic) Ocoee. A LOT of water (no really, a LOT). Rolled twice in Roach Motel. Group trip with Kurt, Ian, Fred, Robert, Andy, and Bret. Andy experienced Humongeous first-hand. Glad they talked me into it, but not for the faint of heart, and requiring really good skills at picking where to go next.
5/24/09 Middle Ocoee. A continuation of the upper section. Ran fast to race the water running out. A Lot harder to know where the rapids are when they come up so fast. Was mostly "Read 'n Run" for this pass.
5/30/09 Chattooga Section 3 at 2.4' with the CCC First Descent Clinic (John Z, Lisa, John, Fred).Techincally a lot more challenging, and needing to go where you plan to go. I'd hazard harder than the Ocoee (either section). Rolled in the Narrows, and thrashed in Bull Sluice (swam out).
5/31/09 Chattooga Section 3.25 at 2.2'. Rolled in Screaming Left Turn while bouncing off of Fred's pinned boat.
6/6/09 Flat River Moores' Mill Road to Lake Michie. ~ 3' and dropping hard. Len, Barbara, John, John. Put-in is Moores Road just S of the county like. The busted out dam is upstream from there.
6/6/09 Eno Psnt Green to Roxboro. 4' at Cole Mill and dropping. With John, John, Leon.
6/7/09 Haw 501 - Robeson USGS 6.0 with JohnD.
6/7/09 Haw 501 - Robeson USGS ~5.7 with JohnD, Wayne, Leon, Len, Garrick and Aly. Saw a bald eagle
6/8/09 Haw 64 > Robeson USGS 5.6. with Wayne, charlotte and others. You can even fit a kayak in a VW Bug.
6/10/90 Eno Cole Mill to Roxboro ~ 4.7 with Chris. Warm, late run after cycling home in a rush.
6/13/09 Cape Fear Lillington > Erwin. USGS 5.9. Charlotte, Sara, and Maya. Fine level for novices. Saw the eagle. Play spot and Lunchstop hard to get to, but you can play on the secondary. Same for below glassy wave.
07/02/09 WOR Middle Ocoee. Seemed low, I think because the last time I ran it there was water from the Upper. No flips (except for carrying back up to Double Trouble, flipped and rolled 1 of 3). 07/03/09 WOR Middle Ocoee. Rolled in Double Trouble and the Watauga Move. Grr.
. 07/04/09 WOR Middle Ocoee. Seemed even lower - the water from the upper hadn't gotten there yet. First day with new Werner paddle.
07/05/09 WOR French Broad from Barnard to Stackhouse with Lee and John Mc., ~870cfs. Not too hard (tho Pinball at this lower level is tight). Not quite novices tho.
8/22/09 Dan River at Kibler. 9000 release. Great day with 7 others (drive up with Wendy and Tom). Reran the gorge section.
9/12/09 French Broad Section 9. ~900 cfs. With Lee and co. Except for Pinball at this level pretty tame.
9/13/09 Upper Green @ 100%. With Lee and Fred. Scrapy. Except for Bayless Boof (which I ran twice) it's not that much harder than the Eno at 5', just less flat.
10/2/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Lee. Flipped end over end in Hell Hole before rolling up
10/2/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Lee. Trying something different, stalled out in Hell Hole and flipped (and rolled) surfing backwards
10/3/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Lee, Chris. Raft took me out in Double Suck, and then hit the hole below Double Trouble. Swam below Flipper. Not a good Ocoee day!
10/3/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Lee, Chris. Flipped (and rolled) above Flipper, and above Double Trouble.
10/4/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Lee. Flipped end over end in Double Trouble (and rolled)!
10/4/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred. Rolled in Powerhouse, darn it! 1 hr 10 min.
10/29/09 Haw Bynum to Robeson USGS 4.7 with Jennifer and Curtis. The lake was LOW; there's a rapid there I've never seen.
. 10/31/09 Middle Ocoee with Fred, Steve, and Dan. Dan kinda needed float bags and a roll.
10/31/09* Middle Ocoee with Fred and Steve. First run with new drysuit.
11/1/09 Middle Ocoee with Ross, Frankie, and Paul. Rolled in 'Dice and Powerhouse. DST can cause problems when scheduling.
11/11/09* Eno with Ian and John. USGS 6.5. Mostly washed out. Got to meet Dunstan at the end!
11/12/09* Eno with Ian, Greg and John. USGS 6.2. some features coming back. Driving rain and 47 degrees still ok with dry suit (tho getting close)
11/14/09 Tar River USGS 4.7. Take out at 96. 4.7 USGS with Wayne, Leon, John, Dana, +. Eh. A little wider than the Eno, but no better.
11/14/09 Haw 501 - Robeson. USGS 6.7, with Greg's group (incl Charlotte and John). A swim for Charlotte.
11/14/09 Haw 501 - Robeson. USGS 6.5, with John. Trip 82
48 in 2009 (13 on the Ocoee)
01/17/10 Lower Rocky. ~ 1000 cfs, 6' Siler City gauge. Jeff, John, Kat, Brett. Warm day, but COLD water, and fog screwing up visibility making things somewhat excessively exciting. Should have worn the dry suit.
01/19/10* Eno. ~ 3.7'. Ok, so that was probably dark. Trip 60.
01/20/10* Haw CB to Robeson. USGS 5.5'. John and I (adding Garrick, Wayne, Josh, and Allie at 64). Love the drysuit.
01/25/10* Eno Lawrence Road to Cole Mill. USGS 7.5 with John. The water moving made up for long flat spots. Fews Ford mostly washed out.
01/28/10* Haw Bynum to Robeson with John. ~ 5.8. Bald Eagle!
3/14/10* Haw Bynum to Robeson with John, Kevin, Eddie USGS 6.8
3/14/10* Haw Bynum to Robeson with John, Kevin. USGS 6.5
3/14/10* Haw Bynum to Robeson with John. USGS 6.0. Flipped (and rolled)!
3/20/10* French Broad Barnard to Hot Springs with Leon and Beent and families. ~3200 cfs. With Crossfire, tho overstated. Nothing here really big at this level, tho didn't see Kayakers Ledge, and Bell's looked impressive from the bottom. Sun went away, and learned I should have worn the drysuit.
3/30/10* Lower Rocky @ 2' w/ Garrick.
3/30/10 Haw Bynum to Robeson @ ~ 7.1' w/ Garrick. Not all that challenging at this level. Ran into Larry, Kevin, John on their 2nd lower lap
4/01/10 Haw Bynum to 64 @ 5.75' w/ Garrick, Casety, and kids. 2 bald eagles
4/3/10* Nolichucky Gorge at ~ 2100 CFS. Reminds me of the upper Ocoee. Easier but more technical than the Middle Ocoee. Moderately big. Paddled with Garrick, Carol, and Larry A as part of Larry S. group. Trip with the dislocated shoulder.
4/4/10* Wilson's Creek at -4" w/ Larry A. Good drubbing/roll in Hidden Eddy. Can run in a playboat, just don't miss the lines.
4/4/10* Wilson's Creek at -4" w/ Larry A. Was tired this time, more close calls. Boat kept filling with water (cracks).
5/1/10 Novice group trip down the Cape Fear at a low 1.66. Found cracks in my boat, a hole in my spray skirt, and the strap on my helmet broke. Not a cheap trip!
5/18/10 Eno Plsnt to Roxboro. USGS 5.5 with John, Ian, and Marcus. Confused everyone by running it in the morning. First trip with the new Hero.
5/19/10 Haw USGS 5.7 (Hero). I like this level, tho the Hero makes it not much of anything. John, Kevin, and Andy.
5/19/10 Cape Fear USGS 5.0. Hero. With Allen. A good level, but a little lower would I think be better for surfing. Cracked the Yahoo.
5/30/10 Upper Ocoee with Kurt, Brett, Jim, Jade, Paul.
5/30/10 Middle Ocoee. Talked Brett into making a longer day of it. A LOT of water that day. rain and upper assisting. The Hero is a GREAT boat for lots of water.
5/31/10 Middle Ocoee. W/ Craig, Ben, Daniel, Melissa, and Kim. Kinda of mess with the shuttle at the end.
5/31/10 Middle Ocoee. Again with just Craig, Ben, Daniel.
6/5/2010 Middle Ocoee. W/ Fred, Larry, Leslie, Chip, John. First trip out for the replacement Fun. Took the Hero as a "safety", but never needed it
6/5/2010 Middle Ocoee. W/ Fred, Larry, John, Chip
6/5/2010 Middle Ocoee /w Fred. Wearing out all the people, and Fred wouldn't do a 4th lap.
6/6/2010 Middle Ocoee. Definitely low this day, and felt kinda off. Failed the Watauga Move and swam out of it (after sliding over the ledge on my head).
6/12/10 Upper Pigeon. Kevin, John, Lee, Ian. This is WILDLY easier than I remember it. Lot of years and water gone by
6/12/10 Upper Pigeon. Kevin, John. I get a lot more aggressive when I know where I'm going, AND I think it's easier.
6/13/10 French Broad ~1500cfs. Kevin, Lee, John, Jim. Love that play wave. 1st descent of Kayaker Ledge; clean run of Bells.
6/17/10 Middle Haw USGS 5.5. Galen and Allen (and Randy!). Great boof by Allen. Bald Eagle. WARM water mmmm
6/27/10 Middle Ocoee. Solo *sigh*
6/27/10 Middle Ocoee. Solo. Double flip and double roll in Double Trouble.
7/3/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. First time leading trip down.Thomas, Mike
7/3/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. Leading a smaller CCC group. Mike, ... rolled in 2xTrouble
7/4/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. Leading a CCC group. Laura?
7/4/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. Leading a smaller CCC group
7/5/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. Leading a CCC group
7/5/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. Leading a smaller CCC group
7/6/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Drew.
7/6/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Drew
7/7/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. Solo
7/7/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Michael
7/7/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Michael
7/7/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Michael
7/7/2010 Middle Ocoee. Low. With Michael. Lapped Casey twice. Rolled in Surprise and 2xTrouble (apparently tired after 5 runs in one day)
7/8/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. solo.
7/8/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. solo.
7/8/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. Wandering from CCC to CCC.
7/8/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. Wandering from CCC to CCC. Swam Powerhouse.
7/9/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. Leading a CCC group.
7/9/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. Wandering from CCC to CCC.
7/9/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. Wandering from CCC to CCC.
7/10/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. With Todd and Ian.
7/10/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Todd and Ian. Rescued Ian from Broken Nose.
7/13/2010 Haw with John. ~5.7 > 5.0. Rising, but we were ahead of the curve.
7/14/2010 Middle/Lower Haw with Allen. ~5.0 and dropping. Allen has a good pin in the Maze.
7/18/2010 Middle/Lower Haw with Allen & Ronna and other CCC folks. ~5.0 and slightly rising. Ronna skipped the Lower.
7/28/2010 Middle/Lower Haw. USGS 4.75 with Allen & Ronna and Kevin. Doable. Two fawns in the water. ronna skipped the Lower.
7/30/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred
7/30/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred
7/30/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred. Raft-assisted roll at Accelerator.
7/30/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred
7/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred and Ian.
7/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred and Ian. Rolled at Grumpys and Tablesaw.
7/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Fred and Paul.
7/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium. with Ian and Paul. Ninja Hole!
8/1/2010 Middle Ocoee. High. with Ian. Miracle Move in Slice 'n Dice for both of us.
8/1/2010 Middle Ocoee. Medium.
8/15/2010 Upper Haw at 3' at Bynum. Ronna, Allen, and Rob. NOT enough water.
8/16/2010 Playing at Wrightsville Beach (after work). Nice ~ 2-3' surf. Close to the north end.
8/18/2010 Middle Haw at 5.4 USGS. Ronna and Allen. Running out of light; just at the peak of the spike.
8/28/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release. With Chris and Lew. Lost Fred somewhere in there
8/28/2010 Middle Ocoee - upper release. With Lew in the Cat-A-Raft. Rolled in Witches Hole.
8/28/2010 Middle Ocoee - upper release. rolled in Double Trouble. Half way with Cliff.
8/29/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release.
8/29/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release.
8/29/2010 Middle Ocoee - upper release.
8/29/2010 Middle Ocoee - upper release. With Burton, Alp, and not the four guys in the raft (how DO you get 2 guys on the rock at Gonzo?)
8/29/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release. With Burton.
8/30/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release. With Fred and Craig
8/30/2010 Middle Ocoee - normal release.
9/19/2010 USNWC w/ Kevin and Allen. 16 Wilderness, 3 Comp (2 dry!).
9/25/2010 USNWC w/ Andrew. 20 Wilderness, 2 comp. Under a raft is not the place to keep one's kayak. Darn that eddy!
9/30/2010 Middle Ocoee with Kim
9/30/2010 Middle Ocoee with ??
9/30/2010 Middle Ocoee (solo).
(.5) 10/1/2010 Lower Middle Ocoee with Allen and Kevin. Allen's virgin run. Consider this a .5 lap
10/1/2010 Middle Ocoee with Allen and Kevin
10/1/2010 Middle Ocoee with Kevin and 1/2 Allen
10/1/2010 Middle Ocoee (solo and fast - 47 minutes).
10/2/2010 Middle Ocoee with Allen and Kevin and Kevin. Guy with the Red Boat swam Slice
10/2/2010 Middle Ocoee with Allen and Kevin.
10/2/2010 Middle Ocoee with Allen
10/2/2010 Middle Ocoee solo. Quiet and relaxing after the rest of the week
10/3/2010 Middle Ocoee mostly with Kevin. Cold windy day. Decided that was enough.
10/24/2010 USNWC with Dana and Brian. ~ 20 on the wilderness channel.
10/30/2010 Middle Ocoee w/ Fred, Kim, Lee & Co. Rolled in Flipper
10/30/2010 Middle Ocoee solo.
10/30/2010 Middle Ocoee w/ Michael, Mike, Chris, Steve, Josh, etc. Bounced off a raft and rolled.
10/31/2010 Middle Ocoee w/ Michael and Co. w/ Roman helmet for Halloween. First day with the dry suit.
10/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. Solo.
10/31/2010 Middle Ocoee. Solo. Rescued Rick (w/ Leo) below Diamond Splitter, seeing as he had only half a paddle
11/01/2010 Middle Ocoee (low). Solo. Really Solo. Saw only one other boater all day
11/01/2010 Middle Ocoee (low). Solo
11/01/2010 Middle Ocoee (low). Solo. Gorgeous. Even stopped using the dry suit.
12/02/2010 Middle/Lower Haw 5.0' USGS. Caught a peak with Allen.
99.5 runs in 2010
3/7/2011 *Middle/Lower Haw 7.0' USGS. Kevin and John. Amazing how much lower this seems than years ago.
3/12/2011 *Middle/Lower Haw 6.0' USGS with Wayne and 23 other CCC folks.
3/13/2011 *Wilson's Creek @ ~ -1" with Larry and Casey. Rolled above Ten Foot and in Thunderhole. Wrenched my kneee good with the seat sliding around in the Hero.
3/24/2011 *Eno from Pleasant Green to Cole Mill. USGS ~3.4.
3/29/2011 *Eno Plst Green to West Point with John Mcd.
4/2/2011 *Upper Tellico @~ 450 cfs with Ian, Ian, Daniel, and Joe. Rolled in Diaper Wiper with some good head hits, and somewhere else.
4/2/2011 *Middle Ocoee with Ian
4/3/2011 *Middle Ocoee with Ian, Ian, and Fred
4/3/2011 *Middle Ocoee with Fred
4/3/2011 *Middle Ocoee with, well, me.
4/7/2011 Middle/Lower Haw w/ Allen and Lizard
4/10/2011 Eno Plst Grn to West pt to Plst Grn to Cole mill w/ John and Ronna. Rescued the family canoe at Bobbit's
4/11/2011 Middle/Lower Haw @ 6'. w/ Charlotte. In a hurry as we had a late start
4/12/2011 Middle/Lower Haw with Steve
4/17/2011 Cape Fear at ~3.5. Good level for novices. A little hard to play at Lunch Stop. Charlotte, Allen, Ronna, Allen's sister.
4/18/2011 Middle/Lower Haw at ~6'. Charlotte, Allen, Amy, Kevin, John. Need to remember that putting in at 6 works fine, but you should set shuttle at the beginning, not the end or risk getting locked in
4/30/2011 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Fred and others. Rolled at the bottom right of Tablesaw.
. 4/30/2011 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Fred and same others. Fred + me + Raft in Hell Hole = roll. Fred breaks foot taking out
. 4/30/2011 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Fred, Joe. Allen swims Entrance (and DT), Fred and Joe take out below Entrance. Roll trying to rescue Allen's pinned boat.
5/1/2011 Middle Ocoee with Allen.
5/1/2011 Middle Ocoee with Robert, Gretchen, and Debbie through DT.
5/1/2011 Middle Ocoee.
5/1/2011 Middle Ocoee. Spectacular roll in Witch's Hole. Endered and prioutted the boat before finally going over.
5/7/2011 Nolichucky ~700 cfs with John and Kevin.
5/28/2011 Middle Ocoee with the Mean and Ugly. Kurt, Joe, Kevin, Matt, Stuart, Brett et al. 5 hour trip. Rolled in Double Trouble.
5/28/2011 Middle Ocoee (w/ Upper water). Rolled at Flipper.
5/28/2011 Middle Ocoee. (w/ Upper water). Rolled at Witch's Hole
5/29/2011 Middle Ocoee. Started out with the Mean and Ugly crew, but rapidly left them behind
5/29/2011 Middle Ocoee. (w/ Upper water) Rolled at Double Trouble 5/29/2011 Middle Ocoee. (w/ Upper water) Rolled above Surprise while trying to rescue someone's shoe. Rolled at the bottom of Cat's PJs
5/29/2011 Middle Ocoee. (w/ Upper water). 5/30/2011 Middle Ocoee. (w/ Upper water). Quick trip with Paul before he headed to the Nanty
5/30/2011 Middle Ocoee. Trollop wouldn't get out of my way at Moon Shoot
5/30/2011 Middle Ocoee. Flipped, banged up my shoulder and rolled out of Witch's Hole while trying to get my timing right to avoid a raft.
6/22/2011 Roanoke Rapids at Weldon. Ronna and Allen. Flat except for the end. But the last rapid has a number of lines to try. So I did.
6/29/2011 Haw 501 > Robeson @ ~7.2/ Amazing how much lower this seems over the years. Had a snake climb onto my boat in the middle of an eddy in Gabriels.
7/2 WOR? 7/3/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Kinder Gentler.
7/3/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Kinder Gentler. Part Deux
7/4/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Kinder Gentler.
7/4/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Kinder Gentler. Part Deux
7/5/2011 WOR Pigeon
7/6/2011 WOR Chattooga 3.5 @ 1.4. Much easier than last time at 2.2
7/7/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Kinder Gentler w/ Larry. split group off with Fred. Not quite the right shuttle plan.
7/7/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee Rerun and ran into 2nd half of the Kinder Gentler Trip. G
7/8/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Run 1 starting at 9. Ran out of water and creeked Accelerator on down. .
7/8/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Run 2. a slow run with Fred playing a bit
7/8/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Run 3. A fast run with Fred showing racing lines.
7/8/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. run 4. Fred wore out.
7/8/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Run 5.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. A roll in Double Trouble about here.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Rolled coming out of Hells Hole.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Clearly getting tired. Rolled at the bottom of Broken Nose, and then almost immediately again at the bottom of Slice n Dice. Took it slower after that.
7/9/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Caught a boat + me shuttle which gave me enough time for a 6th run (a record for me).
7/10/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee.
7/10/2011 WOR Middle Ocoee. Clearly tired. Rolled in Double Trouble
7/24/2011 Middle Ocoee. How to turn a wedding into a kayaking trip. Ran into John, Fred, Wendy, Amy, Wes etc. to their surprise
7/24/2011 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in DT
8/6/2011 Middle Ocoee. Oddly low. Turning a work trip into a kayaking trip! 8/6/2011 Middle Ocoee w/ John,Kevin, WEs, Dana, Brett. Tried the boof in Diamond splitter. Missed line, but rolled after pinning myself.
8/6/2011 Middle Ocoee.
8/6/2011 Middle Ocoee. Caught back up with the group. Declined the boof!
8/7/2011 Middle Ocoee. Split off from the group at Staging Eddy.
8/7/2011 Middle Ocoee. Caught back up with the group at Cats PJs.
8/7/2011 Middle ocoee. Feeling a bit off. Ended the day early. But got the rental boat back on time.
8/27/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Kevin and Stephan.
8/27/2011 Middle Ocoee. You know it's going to be a problem when you look back and the other two are having OBEs'.
8/27/2011 Middle Ocoee.
8/28/2011 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in Double Trouble with Stephan.
8/28/2011 Middle Ocoee. Working on the right line in HH.
8/28/2011 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in the squirrely water below Witch's Hole
8/28/2011 Middle Ocoee. Took and break and went to Subway before Lap 4. Rolled in Double Trouble.
8/29/2011 Middle Ocoee.
8/29/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/24/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Wayne.
9/24/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Dana, Brian, Steve, and Konrad
9/25/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Dana, Brian, Steve, and Konrad
9/25/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Steve.
9/26/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Amy, Larry, David Lunestra, et al.
9/26/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/27/2011 Middle Ocoee. With NOC raft guides in Duckies
9/27/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/28/2011 Middle Ocoee.With Amy and John
9/28/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/29/2011 Middle Ocoee.With Amy and John
9/29/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/30/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/30/2011 Middle Ocoee.
9/30/2011 Middle Ocoee.
10/1/2011 Middle Ocoee. With Ian
10/1/2011 Middle Ocoee.
For WoO, I rolled at: near the bottom of Flipper, coming out of Witches ole, Double Trouble (twice!), near the bottom of Entrance, near the bottom of Slice N' Dice
*11/04/2011 Eno PG > WP. Ok, so that was dark. Ranger said so.
*11/05/2011 Eno PG > CM. W/ Allen. ~2.9'
*11/06/2011 Middle/Lower Haw USGS 5.25. Things seem much smaller now. W/ Allen, Kevin, Larry, nancy, sophia, grant, john, john mcd, Julie
*12/18/2011 James @ Richmond with Amy, Diane, Larry. WIDE river. Meh.
*12/24/2011 Middle/Lower Haw with Paul Scrutton
*12/29/2011 Middle /Lower Haw with Joan, Marlow, and Kent. Brr.
3/3/2012 Eno at ~4' w/ Allen
3/21/2012 Haw Bynum to Robeson at ~ 6.5-7' USGS w/ John, Kevin, and Wayne. This used to be a lot more water. Rolled a couple of times playing - nice to have it warm.
3/25/2012 Eno from Plst Grn to West Point w/ 8 others at ~ 6.5' USGS. Everything mostly not washed out. Really squirrelly.
5/5/2012 Middle Ocoee with Jeff and Martha.
5/5/2012 Middle Ocoee with Jeff. Rolled in the swirl below Witches Hole.
5/5/2012 Middle Ocoee
5/6/2012 Middle Ocoee with Jeff. Rolled in the swirl below Tablesaw.
5/6/2012 Middle Ocoee with Jeff
6/30/2012 Middle Ocoee Early First Timer Trip. Rolled above Grumpies.
6/30/2012 Middle Ocoee
6/30/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/1/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/1/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/2/2012 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in DT.
7/2/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/5/2012 Middle Ocoee. Ocoee Clinic
7/5/2012 Middle Ocoee. Run with Fred post-clinic.
7/6/2012 Middle Ocoee. 9:30 start with Fred.
7/6/2012 Middle Ocoee. Rolled below Witches, ducked LeeP, and rolled back up again.
7/6/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/6/2012 Middle Ocoee
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!. 9 am early start. ELF run of Tablesaw and below.
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/7/2012 Middle Ocoee 7-run day!
7/29/2012 USNWC with Allen and Steve
8/4/2012 New River Gorge @ 6". First trip for me and my new 2010 Jackson Fun. With Amy, Dennis, John, Ann, Kate, Ricky, Wendy. Good level when you don't know what you're doing. Esp. given the ramifications if you screw up. When several of the rapids are described with "avoid undercut rock" or "someone died over there", "That's a terminal hole at [n] level".
8/5/2012 New River Gorge @ 0" with Amy, John, Dennis, Ann, Kate, Brian, Wendy
8/12/2012 USNWC with the parents.
9/20/2012 Haw River at 6.0 and dropping fast with David from Work. Reminder, you can't push off a tree.
9/23/2012 Middle Ocoee
9/23/2012 Middle Ocoee
9/24/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with the crew from Texas
9/24/2012 Middle Ocoee
9/25/2012 Middle Ocoee. With the Texas crew and John McDonald. Think OC-4. Rolled in seam in LRL.
9/25/2012 Middle Ocoee. Rolled in the Wataugua Move with John McDonald.
9/26/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Fred and Craig
9/26/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Fred and Craig
9/26/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Fred and Craig. Speed run 41 minutes.
9/26/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Fred and Craig
9/27/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Jeff. Rolled out of Double Suck!
9/27/2012 Middle Ocoee. Boating with Jeff. Roll in the Cats PJs bottom Hole.
9/27/2012 Middle Ocoee. Rolled at the bottom of Entrance.
9/28/2012 Middle Ocoee. ELF run with Mark starting at the bottom of Lost Dog.
9/28/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark.
9/28/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark. Roll in Double Trouble
9/28/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark.
9/29/2012 Middle Ocoee. ELF run with Mark, running ahead from Lost Dog down.
9/29/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark. Roll above Double Suck
9/29/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark.Roll in Diamond Splitter watching to avoid a collision, not the rapid.
9/29/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark.
9/29/2012 Middle Ocoee. Running fast and free with Mark.
9/30/2012 Middle Ocoee. ELF run with Mark, running just ahead from Goforth down.
9/30/2012 Middle Ocoee. Last run of the week with Mark, who went to wear himself out on Hell Hole. Rolled in Broken Nose and Hell Hole.
10/13/2012 Middle Ocoee. Memorial for Jeff West. With Larry, Leslie, and Dana
10/14/2012 Middle Ocoee Race. 39:02
10/14/2012 Middle Ocoee.
11/11/2012 USNWC. Swam out of Big Drop/Tourist Trap. Grf!
1/12/2013 New River Gorge. Cunard to Fayette. 2.2' at gauge, UGGS 2.5 with Larry, Al, et. al. Barely rolled in Double Z. This is a LOT of water. Should have dressed warmer.
*1/13/2013 New River Gorge. Cunard to Fayette. UGGS 2.5 with Larry, Al, et. al. Rolled in Double Z. This is STILL a LOT of water. Warmer dress made a huge difference.
*1/19/2013 Eno. ~ 3.5' USGS. Peasant level. With John Mc. on a cold day.
*3/30/2013 Big Laurel to Hot Springs. 358 cfs BL, USGS 2800 FB10. PFD. Rolled twice, once where I was supposed to punch the hole. CCC Easter trip
*3/31/2013 wilson Creek at -4"/-5". Dry hair. Clearly I'm a better boater than last time I ran this, but it still scares me. With Wes as lead, Jeremy (in hand paddles no less), Thomas, Michael, Adrian. No one else flipped either! CCC Easter trip.
*4/6/2013 Big Creek @ +9"ish. PFD with Garrink, Mark, and John. VERY ledgy. Rolled once.
*4/7/2013 Big Laurel to Hot Springs at +4/+5" with Mark, Mark, John, Garrick, and Ally. A bit pushier than last time, but not ominously so. The pin rock was almost hidden; rolled 1(3) times there. Much better line for Bells than last week.
4/13/2013 Haw Bynum to Robeson. USGS 5.2" with Galen. Amazing how much more scrapy this seems than it used to.
*4/14/2013 Wilson Creek at -2". With John and Larry. Rolled somewhere.
*4/14/2013 Wilson Creek at -2". With Larry. Swam out of Maytag.
4/27/2013 Group Cape Fear Trip at 2.0. Marginally acceptable level (it's at least much better than 1.6').
*5/4/2013 Ocoee at ~2767 cfs with John McDonald. Holy crap. Rolled in the eddy line below Hell Hole
*5/4/2013 Ocoee at ~1700 cfs with Hunter, Ian, Matt, and R-
*5/4/2013 Ocoee at ~1700 cfs with (A different) John.
5/9/2013 Lower Haw (only) twice at ~ 5.4' with Larry, JohnMcD, Amy, Wendy.
5/11/2013 Haw Middle to Robeson at 4.7 with 18(!) other CCC folks, including David
5/19/2013 Eno Plst Grn to Roxboro ~ 3.1' with David, Lynn, Rob, Eliot, and Galen
5/25/2013 Ocoee at 1450 cfs with Dennis and three guys we picked up at the put in.
5/25/2013 Ocoee at 1750 cfs with Dennis and Andy. This level is quite pushy
5/25/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Dennis and Andy and Thomas. Rolled out of Ninja after banging shoulder
5/25/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Dennis and Thomas
5/26/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Andy
5/26/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs With Andy
5/26/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Andy
5/27/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Fred and Thomas. Rolled in Double Trouble and Hell Hole.
5/27/2013 Ocoee at ~1750 cfs with Thomas
6/8/2013 Lower Rocky at ?2-4'?. Haw was at 8' and the Rocky was UP. John, Wendy, Amy, David, Sylvia. Managed to find both the putin and takeout!
6/9/2013 Haw Bynum Mill to Robeson at USGS 8'. Strainers everywhere. John, Wendy, Sylvia, David&Romey, Casey, et al.
6/29/2013 Greenbriar at 2800 > 3200 > 3000. What am amazing intro to creeking trip. Much scouting showed that the line I chose was the one everyone else did too!
6/30/2013 Little at ~ +9. I think I counted 30 boats on shore before we started, and that wasn't everyone.
7/1/2013 Ocoee with a CCC group at WOR.
7/1/2013 Ocoee at high flows, and the fateful trip where Xan swam and my 2010 Fun was stolen
7/2/2013 Spring Creek at +6?, in a Fun thanks to Wendy
7/3/2013 Chattooga Section III at ~ 2.8'. A Lot of water, but ways around most everything you'd want to go around. In Wendy's boat!
7/4/2014 Ocoee at (mostly) normal flows. Getting used to my Hero.
7/4/2014 Ocoee at (mostly) normal flows, 2nd run. Getting used to my Hero.
7/5/2013 The Santeelah, followed by the trip down the Upper Nanty at 800 cfs with Mark and Andy, smashing m head against a rock, making my roll, and deciding that was enough!
7/6/2013 5 miles of the East Fork of the Pigeon at ~1050 CFS with Katherine, John, Garrick, Aly, followed by 3 miles up above that when Garrick went home. What an amazing run of non-stop Class III whitewater . 7/7/2013 The East Fork of the Pigeon again also at ~1050 CFS on the way home, with John, Amy, Morgan, Jonathan, Paul, Nathan.
-7/13/2013 Haw Bynum > Robeson at 6.25. This is actually a surprisingly good level for novices. Enough water to pad things out, not enough to get pushy.
-7/14/2013 Haw 501-Robeson. USGS 5.25. Much lower. Big group. Spent time running things backwards
-7/28/2013 Ocoee with John and Amy. John got Stuffed.
-7/28/2013 Ocoee with John.
-7/29/2013 Big Laurel at +1" with Amy, John, Larry. Spins in a Hero - who knew?
-7/30/2013 Big Laurel at -1" with Amy, John, Larry. A little bit more scrapy than the day before, but perfectly runnable
8/3/2013 Ocoee. First weekend in Jackson Fun #4
8/3/2013 Ocoee.
8/3/2013 Ocoee. Rolled in the eddy line for Hell Hole - tired
8/4/2013 Ocoee. Didn't quite manage to catch the low water.
8/4/2013 Ocoee.
8/4/2013 Ocoee.
Huh, 440 days on the water, 597 trips.
8/11/2013 Roll practice with Galen when we were skunked off the Haw
8/19/2013 USNWC for Amy's goodbye.
8/20/2013 Haw at 1' on the 64 bridge. Great easy level with everything padded out.
8/25/2013 Cape Fear at 4.8. At this level it's not hard, but the eddy turns will flip novices. The play wave at Lunch Stop is a bit too fast, but still possible!
9/7/2013 Chatahoochee with Mark
9/8/2018 Chatahoochee with Mark
9/28/2013 Ocoee (seemed a little low)
9/28/2013 Ocoee (seemed a little low). Rolled in Hell Hole
9/28/2013 Ocoee (seemed a little low). Got surfed for a while and then rolled in HellHole.
9/29/2013 Ocoee (seemed a little low). With Mark. Missed the Right/Left line and got to surf and roll out of Double Suck
9/29/2013 Ocoee (seemed a little low). With Mark
10/4/2013 Ocoee with Mark and Dan. ELF run. Dan pinned in upper Surprise
10/4/2013 Ocoee with Mark and Kevin and Kathy
10/4/2013 Ocoee with Mark
10/5/2013 Ocoee with Mark. Elf Run about 30 seconds ahead of the water.
10/5/2013 Ocoee with Mark.
10/5/2013 Ocoee with Mark.
*12/16/2013 Haw Bynum to Robeson with John and Larry. Dry suit for the win.
*12/24/2013 Eno Plst Green to Roxboro. Huge rains brought it up to ~5.7. First portage on the Eno - river-wide strainer.
*12/30/2013 Upper Rocky to 902. -8" on bridge. Tick Creek @ 2.7', Rocky Crutchfield 1.5 (but 24 hours earlier at 5.2'). Acceptable level. With Sylvia, Dana, Daniel, Mark, and John
*01/11/2014 Stone's Creek. Eno was at ~ 5.7 and rising. Still raining. Awesome! (with 3 safetys!)
*01/11/2014 Eno Pleasant Green to Roxboro at ~ 5.7'. Prefer it a little lower, but fine. A solid beginner swam only once (but it was really too high for that, we got lucky). Allen, Sylvia, Matt, and, of course, John!
*01/12/2014 Upper Rocky with John(s), Sylvia, and Adam. Long stretches of class II. Very cold by the end.
*3/9/2014 Eno Pleasant Green to Roxboro at ~4.4 with Rick and Doug
3/15/2014 Middle Haw, erroneously solo. Showed up for the cleanup late, and missed everyone. Marnie came and rescued me.
3/22/2014 Middle and Lower Haw ~ 5.25 with Galen
04/12/2014 Nolichucky at ~ 1800 with Duarte, John, Daniel. Could have dressed a bit warmer
04/13/2014 Nolichucky at ~1600 + Lee and Michael. Rolled just above On the Rocks. Missed the entrace by maybe 6". Was dressed warmer.
*04/20/2014 Middle/Lower Haw at 6.5 USGS with JM for his second lap
*04/21/2014 Lower Haw at 5.3. Rolled trying to make the upper Gabes river left eddy
*05/03/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark.
*05/03/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark. Note the rock above Runner's Rock is undercut, and you can flip (and roll back up) when trying to avoid it after trying something overly clever
*05/03/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark.
*05/04/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark and Stuart.
*05/04/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark and Stuart. Rolled coming out of Slice n Dice
*05/04/2014. Middle Ocoee with Mark. Didn't really need the drysuit
5/16/2014. Upper Rocky at 1' on the bridge (~2' at Crutchfield) with John. Great level, great day, and first day without a drysuit (and first day with a tick this year)
. 5/24/2014 USNWC with Mark on the way to the Ocoee.
*5/25/2014 Middle Ocoee.
5/25/2014 Middle Ocoee with Daniel and Jason (PFD). First run of the year with Upper water; kinda threw me off!
5/25/2014 Middle Ocoee with Daniel
5/26/2014 Middle Ocoee
5/26/2014 Middle Ocoee with only semi-dry top
5/26/2014 Middle Ocoee with only semi-dry top (and no sunscreeen - oops)
6/7/2014 Middle Ocoee with John, Megan, and Jeff
6/7/2014 Middle Ocoee with John, and Megan
6/7/2014 Middle Ocoee with John and the Super Glue incident
6/8/2014 Middle Ocoee with John, and Megan
6/8/2014 Middle Ocoee with John
6/9/2014 Middle Ocoee with John. Rolled below Flipper (I think)
6/9/2014 Middle Ocoee with John
6/30/2014 Middle Tellico PFD at 3'. Easily read and run.
6/30/2014 Santeetlah. Rock about 1' out of the water.
7/1/2014 Upper and Middle Tellico at ~ 1.7.
7/2/2014 FB9 at ~2000 cfs with Allen, Steve, Matt. Still like surfing at Sandy Bottom
7/3/2014 Middle Ocoee Adv. Creeking Clinic. Many new moves. Flipped trying Super Watauga, and trying to attain back up, almost pinning. Both were exciting. Made the attain at Slice 'n Dice, the boof at Double Trouble, and hero eddy in Broken Nose.
7/4/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/4/2014 Middle Ocoee with CCC group.
7/4/2014 Middle Ocoee with John and Mark.
7/5/2014 Middle Ocoee Lite trip where Allen wandered off
7/5/2014 Middle Ocoee trip with Johh where he got lost on the way to Herbs.
7/6/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/6/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/6/2014 Middle Ocoee
During WOR, in addition to new moves, I rolled in Surprise, the bottom of Tablesaw, the Super Watauga (and trying to attain there), and possibly Accelerator.
7/26/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/26/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/26/2014 Middle Ocoee with Shaun. Rolled in DT.
7/27/2014 Middle Ocoee with Chad (saving him from an hour of waiting at the put-in). Always good to paddle with someone so much better than me!
7/27/2014 Middle Ocoee
7/27/2014 Middle Ocoee
8/2/2014 Middle Ocoee with John, Kate, Amy. Log day. Rolled in DT (post-rapid fluke) and failing Watauga
8/3/2014 Nolichucky ~700 cfs (which still isn't bad!) with John, Amy, Kate, Alex
8/9/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip. Late start in the morning after pulling in at 3
8/9/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip.
8/9/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip. The 4th lap was prevented by me locking my boat up, and not remembering to bring the key!
8/10/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip
8/10/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip
8/10/2014 Impromptu Ocoee Trip
8/17/2014 Cape Fear at 2.2 with Robin and Galen
8/30/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK
x8/30/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK
8/30/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK and Chris
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK and Chris. Rolled in 2nd Helping
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK and Chris.(about here Mark decided he needed a faster boat.
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK and Chris (yes, he hung with us for 4 laps!). Mark decided that he could punch DoubleSuck in a Nano. He was wrong.
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK.
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK. Banged my arm in the slot on Slice. Perhaps I was tired?
8/31/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK. Low water at the beginning; they'd shut the dam off.
Yes Indeedy, that makes 9 runs in one day, a new record for me!
9/1/2014 Middle Ocoee
9/1/2014 Middle Ocoee
*9/28/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK, Kevin, and Kathy
*9/28/2014 Middle Ocoee with MarkK.
*9/29/2014 Middle Ocoee
*9/29/2014 Middle Ocoee with Mark, John, Kate, and K&K. Rolled in Double Trouble
9/29/2014 Middle Ocoee with Mark, John, and Kate.
9/30/2014 Middle Ocoee with Mark, John, Kate, and K&K
9/30/2014 Middle Ocoee. Rolling coming out of Diamond Splitter eddy.
9/30/2014 Middle Ocoee
10/1/2014 Middle Ocoee. Very ELF run riding at the front edge of the bubble. Unlikely to do that again!
10/1/2014 Middle Ocoee with Mark, John, Kate, and K&K. Missed the line coming out of Gonzo and rolled/pried my way back up
10/1/2014 Middle Ocoee
10/2/2014 Middle Ocoee
10/2/2014 Middle Ocoee with Mark, K&K. Missed the line in Slice 'n banged my head but rolled backup!
10/2/2014 Middle Ocoee
*1/24/2015 Lower Haw, 6.5 USGS. Larry flipped me!
3/10/2015 Lower Haw ~ 5.8. Harumph
3/15/2015 Middle/Lower Haw at 4.7 USGS.
4/11/2015 Cape Fear at 5.2 USGS. Yup, 4.5' really does look like the sweet spot.
4/16/2015 Middle/Lower Haw at ~ 5.0 USGS. Good to get back out with John
*5/2/2015 Middle Ocoee with Mark and Tom
*5/2/2015 Middle Ocoee with Mark and Tom
*5/2/2015 Middle Ocoee with Mark and Tom
*5/3/2015 Middle Ocoee with Mark. Tom's wife dragged him away.
*5/3/2015 Middle Ocoee with Mark. Had to rescue Mark's boat at Slice N' Dice
10/8/2015 Middle Haw with Wendy and Mei
10/29/2015 Middle/lower Haw with Galen.
11/20/2015 Eno at 3.5 USGS
12/26/2015 Eno at USGS 3.5
12/27/2015 Middle/Lower Haw with Wayne, Larry, et. al. USGS 6.5. Pushier than I remember it
12/28/2015 Middle Lower Haw with Wayne. USGS 5.5
3/2016 Eno
3/2016 Middle/Lower Haw
4/2/2016 Middle Ocoee with Larry and Jon Godwin.
4/2/2016 Middle Ocoee with Larry and Jon Godwin.
4/3/2016 Middle Ocoee with Larry and Jon Godwin.
4/30/2016 Cape Fear Novice trip at 2.5'. This level doesn't totally suck. Rolled while playing.
5/3/2016 Eno at 4.2' with John. Great Level.
5/5/2016 Middle/Lower Haw at 7.25'. Cold and rainy.
7/4/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee
7/4/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee
7/5/2016 WOR. Upper Pigeon?
7/6/2016 WOR - Day Off - Sick 7/7/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee
7/7/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee
7/8/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee with John McDonald.
7/8/2016 WOR. Upper Nanthala with John McDonald. 450cfs?
7/9/2016 WOR. Upper Upper Little
7/10/2016 WOR. Middle Ocoee.
9/19/2016 Eno. Plst Green to Cole Mill. ~ USGS 5'. Great level
9/25/2016 Upper Nanty at 425 cfs. A blast. Kevin/Cathy, John.
9/26/2016 Middle Ocoee at the "new" 1200. John, KevinT, LouC
9/26/2016 Middle Ocoee. John, KevinT, LouC
9/27/2016 Middle Ocoee. John, KevinT, LouC
9/27/2016 Middle Ocoee. John, KevinT (lost at Entrance), LouC. Roll in Watauga Move
9/27/2016 Middle Ocoee. Me.
9/28/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick. Rescue Nick's Gatorade, lose his shoe.
9/28/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick. Roll below Diamond Splitter.
9/28/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick + Ian
9/29/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick, Frank
9/29/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick, Frank. Roll in Accelerator (but at leat I was backwards)
9/29/2016 Middle Ocoee. Nick, Frank. Roll in TableSaw (Dammit!)
9/30/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank, Jeff, Mark, Margaret, +Julie. Rolled below Diamond Splitter and Accelerator (Jeff's fault tho!!)
9/30/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank, Jeff
9/30/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank, Jeff
*10/1/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank, Jeff
*10/1/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank
*10/1/2016 Middle Ocoee. Frank
10/2/2016 Middle Ocoee. John.
10/2/2016 Middle Ocoee. John.
10/10/2016 Eno. Plst. Green to West Point at 3.7' USGS. John, John, Patrick. Starting to feel the Fall.
*3/11/2017 USNWC for St. Paddy's (there have been other kayaking trips this yar, right? )
*4/1/2017 Middle/Lower Haw with Wayne, Rick, Jordan, Patrick, Bob, Kevin.
*4/7/2017 Middle/Lower Haw with JohnMcD
*-4/9/2017 Wilson Creek at -6" with John McD, Frank, the Murphys, et. al. GREAT level.
*-4/9/2017 Wilson Creek Again at -6" with John McD, Frank, the Murphys, et. al. GREAT level.
*4/15/2016 Nolichucky Gorge at 1000. Great easy, non-pushy level
*4/16/2016 Toe Gorge at 150. Great level. Reportedly Ocoee-like at 300!
*4/25/2017 Upper Rocky @ ~2.5' Crutchfield, 6/5' Siler City. Big, Pushy. Not quite overflowing banks.
4/29/2017 Annual Haw Novice Trip, Middle/Lower. 5.5' USGS. Great day with Jim, Jamie, Paul, Tyler, Matt, Andrew, Donnie, Kristin.
5/6/2017 Eno Plst Green to Roxboro and Lawrence Road to Plst Green somewhere in here
5/27/2017 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Patricks, Kevin
5/27/2017 Middle Ocoee with Patrick
5/27/2017 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Patricks, Kevin. Massive Thunderstorm that night
5/28/2017 Middle Ocoee with Allen, Patricks, Kevin
5/28/2017 Middle Ocoee with John McD and crew
5/29/2017 Middle Ocoee
5/29/2017 Middle Ocoee
6/20/2017 Rocky River With John McD
6/21/2017 Eno at 4.1' with John McD
6/21/2017 Eno (again) with Wayne, Allen, Jamila, Donnie, Rick, Alton. Moving fast before it got dark.

* Drysuit

- Hero

x Yellow Fun

CarDowntown CH > Bynum25 min
CarDowntown CH > Robeson35 min
CarDowntown CH > West Point30 min
CarHome > Tar at 9635 min
CarHome > Cape Fear Take Out90 min
CarHome > Cape Fear Put In90 min
CarHome > Haw Bynum35 min
CarHome > Rocky 90245 min
CarHome > Wilson Creek3.5 hours
CarHome > Dan River, Kibler2.5 hours
CarHome > Upper Green4 hours
CarHome > French Broad at Barnard4.3 hours
CarHome > Asheville~4 hours
CarArysta > Upper Rocky Put-in50 minutes
CarThunderRock > Shelby4 hours
CarBynum <> 64 Bypass8 min
Car64 Bypass <> Pittsboro4 min
CarCape Fear Put In <> Cape Fear Takeout?
CarPittsboro <> 15-501 Rocky8 min
Car15-501 Rocky <> 15-501 Deep4 min
CarOcoee<>Durham6.5 hours
CarHome > ThunderRock~6.75 hours
CarOcoee<>Shelby4 hours
CarOcoee<>Alarka1.5 hours
BikeEno PG > Cole Mill15 min (40)
KayakEno Upper > PG80 min (40)
KayakEno PG > Cole Mill45-55 min (40)
KayakEno Cole Mill > Guess45 min (35)
KayakEno Guess > Roxboro25 min (20)
KayakHaw Bynum > 6460 min
KayakHaw 64 to Robeson35 min
KayakLower Rocky60-75 min w/ water
KayakUpper Rocky150 min
KayakCape Fear Lillington to Erwin130 min

Time estimates are for normal traffic, and moderate flows, straight river (little playing) running at my usual pace (which is faster than most everyone).

Dan River Kibler Hydro Plant (276) 251-5141 7,500-9,000 cfs

Roanoke Rapids Hydro plant (252) 535-6883 1,000-3,500 cfs

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