Boofin' in the Smokies

It finally rained here in the Southeast last week. Stephen Kimmel, Alenda (my wife), and I headed to the Smokies to get our boof on.

Every steep creek in the Smokey Mtn National Park was running, and we decided on Big Creek. We parked in the overflow parking lot because the main lot was packed with kayak laden vehicles. I was smiling big after the 3 mile hike to the put in.

This is the entrance to Monster. There is a tree in the main drop, so don't miss the eddy.

This is Stephen flying through the air at the footbridge rapid. This was his first time on a really continuous creek, and he styled it.

We scouted Action Alley on the hike up. Keith Sprinkle of Asheville made it look easy sans paddle.
Alenda ran the trail while we paddled. She took all of the pictures except the last one. For more Big Creek and Watauga pics check out zogtraining.blogspot.com.

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