Class 2 - 3 creeks around Ashville/ Noli area ?

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Class 2 - 3 creeks around Ashville/ Noli area ?

Post by kanur » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:49 pm

We are going to be around the Ashville area next week and looking to paddle something different. I know we will be doing the Nolichucky gorge if the water holds. I have paddled the Doe and Watagu gorges before but a couple of OCers in our group would not be comfortable there. I have heard there is an easier section of the Doe and Wilson creek. Does anyone know about these or anything else. Would prefer small streams so I can keep my friends in there canoes and off their whitewater couch (Shredder). Have time, willing to drive
Thanks, Dennis from Missouri

PS- Phil in Ashville you going to be around next week?
Dennis

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I'll be around

Post by philinasheville » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:36 pm

When are ya thinking about boatin'? I'd love to join you if I can. Let me know. French Broad Section 9 should water.

-phil

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Post by jscottl67 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:02 pm

Hey Phil...don't know if Scott talked to you, but we will be paddling the Nanty Friday and Saturday...might hit the Pigeon Sunday AM.

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Call me if you run the Pigeon on Sun

Post by philinasheville » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:07 pm

828-275-1930

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Post by kanur » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:12 pm

Phil,
Michelle and I, and Phil and PJ ( I'm pretty sure you've met them, they paddle OC's and a shredder) are going to the Drive-by Truckers show in Asheville Saturday night then plan to hang out where ever we can find water all week. Would love to paddle with you but we may not be moving around real early Sunday. I will try to contact you. 573-275-7210
Dennis

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Wilson

Post by billcanoes » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:17 pm

Hi Dennis

Are the paddlers in open boats or c1s? you need at least -5.5 or higher to oc1 the gorge- to take out at the gorge I'd say -3" or better.

There is a 2ish section on the Wautauga which takes out at the guys ford put in- there is one port-age about a .25 mile into it- look for a trail on the right flat pool with some easy rapids at the start. it gets really scrapey at about 1.9'

I can probably go if you are willing to be there EARLY- I start work 14:30 weekdays so would need to be off the river by 12:00

Bill

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Post by kanur » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:35 pm

Hi Bill,
Our group has 3 canoes( 2 Preludes 1 Spanishfly) and a kayak. What run are you talking about in your first paragraph? I have heard about that section of Wautauga but the gorge is the only part I have run,it sounds interesting. I have heard the Doe after the gorge is also fun and senic with easy access. Philinasheville reminded me about Big Laurel whitch is a run I have wanted to do. Of course it needs to rain for all of these but thats possible.
Dennis

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Oct paddling

Post by billcanoes » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:23 pm

Hi Dennis,

Sorry- Wilson Creek Gorge- currently -9" They should be able to get down in plastic boats -5.5" in a Zephyr was tough but there are a lot of tight moves which the preludes and spanish flys will be better suited for-
http://wilsonvisual.blogspot.com/

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Bill

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