I am so enamored with Alaska that I have trouble appreciating other landscapes. But the Dixie creeks in the Southeast US just blew my mind.
Based out of Timmy Johnson’s dad’s cabin in northern Georgia we ran six rivers (January, 2012):
- Tellico, Tennessee
- Chatooga, South Carolina/Georgia
- Little River Canyon, Alabama
- Green, North Carolina
- Cullasaja, North Carolina
- Horsepasture, North Carolina
My Alpacka Packraft weights 8 lbs fully rigged, folds to the size of a sleeping bag, and kicks ass. I used a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack for our one true ‘packraft’ river (Horsepasture) and wore the empty pack under my drysuit. A huge thanks to Timmy Johnson for inviting Roman and me, Adam Griffith, Jeb Hall, Trip Kinney, Gordon Vernon for help on the rivers, and especially Bob Johnson (Timmy’s dad) for opening his house to us for the trip!