Courtois – Huzzah – Meramec

This was the first float in the Perception aka “Mark II”. Water levels good. No dragging yaks but saw rafts being drug. Tried to launch at Courtois Berryman but river was too low. Courtois & Huzzah were pretty clear, Meramec was nice for the Meramec. Very pretty float. Some nice beaches and bluffs. A little...

Woodson K. Woods to Scott’s Ford

My second float ever was a “Flood Float.” Water was very high. Warned by stranger at launch it was dangerous. He literally said, “I’ll pray for you.” The river was high, muddy, and fast but it was manageable. John, who was in a small 8ft white water kayak, did capsize at one point. We just...

Smokies – Day 5

Alum Cave to Mt. LeConte/Myrtle Point I really love this trail. On my way down I happened to notice an epic battle between two salamanders asdfasd

Smokies – Day 4

Having planed to do this hike after hearing about the “Jump Off” on several youtube channels, I was excited that my ankle felt a lot better. I got up before dawn and made my way up to Cumberland Gap. The Jump Off via Appalachian Trail I can’t stress enough how much better it is if...

Smokies – Day 3

When I woke up, my knee felt a lot better but my ankle still hurt to walk on. Fortunately the park has several “driving” sights/tours so decided to go light on the walking/hiking and started my day at Cades Cove. There are a number of trailheads up there and decided to try out the poles...