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May 26, 2013 - Nantahala River

Sunday was our big paddling day - the Nantahala River. This is a much more challenging river with mostly Class II rapids and Natahala Falls, a Class III rapid at the end. Al and a few others had done this the day before instead of Tuckaseegee and he had fallen out a few times. The water is extremely cold because it flows from the bottom of Nantahala Lake when the dam is open and never gets above 50°F. When everybody was ready, we headed out to Adventurous Fast River Outfitters, a few miles upstream of the NOC. Since the river is so cold, in...

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