A Little Sore …

I’ve been away a few days, and I couldn’t post anything about it in advance because it was a surprise. My four brothers and sister and I planned for several months a three day canoe trip for our dad in the mountains of North Carolina. We concluded today, and I’m back at my brother Jim’s house in Atlanta and will return home tomorrow. We paddled 30 miles or so on the New River from around Jefferson, NC, to just over into Virginia. Pictures and video to come. And yes, he was totally surprised, and very happy.

Update: Some pictures taken by Rob.

Our guide was Terry Kepple of Riverside Canoeing in Crumpler, NC. We can’t sing his praises highly enough. Every detail of the trip was taken care of.

Here are a couple of pictures that they gave us at the end of the trip:

     

4 thoughts on “A Little Sore …

  1. Jim and I thought of the Blosser clan when we saw the road signs pointing to Hickory. 🙂 And we saw some Boy Scouts on the river, too. Some where a little more enthusiastic about what they were doing than some others. They took a real long time going over the Class 2 section.

    Some pictures taken by Rob.

    Our guide was Terry Kepple of Riverside Canoeing in Crumpler, NC. We can’t sing his praises highly enough. Every detail of the trip was taken care of. More later.

  2. Hi Greg–This was the rockiest river any of us was ever on, with lots of rock ridges crossing the river, so that a times we had to make our way by zig-zagging across the river. Mostly Class 1, a couple of Class 2 rapids.

    Added note for those interested in canoes: they were Wenonah Kingfishers and Auroras, made of Royalex. I had been looking at Wenonah canoes before the trip, and a salesman was encouraging me to consider the Adirondack model, but in the Tuf-weave material.

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