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  •  My first white water experience (0+ / 0-)

    was a motorized boat on the Snake River near Jackson Hole.  Did.t know what real white water was all about til I paddled on the Natahala.

    •  Nantahala - brings a smile to me. (1+ / 0-)
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      And especially the NOC.  That's where I got my WWOC1 training.  I just love that river, and as a novice whitewater paddler I remember just how it rewards good technique and punishes bad technique!

      There is a great deal of difference between Western and Eastern whitewater.  But then there are exceptions.  I remember when I did the Rogue in Oregon the first time, thinking it would be another big-water Western river like the Salmon.  My mistake and I ended up getting the bottom feeder award for the trip.

      Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty. - Norman Douglas

      by Fossil on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 08:17:03 AM PDT

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      •  My first trip on the Natahala (1+ / 0-)
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        was with NOC.  Went back there with several other outfitters over the years.  Spent more time on the first trip doing 'fish counts'.  Year round 47 degree water is a lot colder in March than July.8^)

        Also go on the Ocoee after the Olympics.  Been out West for nearly 6 years now and haven't got wet yet (ignoring the perpetual rains here).8^(

        •  Well - Hope you do get out. (0+ / 0-)

          Many, many wonderful rivers for all levels of experience.  Happy Paddling!

          Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty. - Norman Douglas

          by Fossil on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 11:54:19 AM PDT

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