|Zach Dean, smiling his way down Sock-em-dog|
|Kate Walsh going deep|
|Katie Dean launching her way down the Chattooga|
Arriving at the Eternity Hole, the river looked even lower then the Raven Fork. We checked flows on the internet again, and realized that the damn release would not start flowing for another four hours. We were double skunked. At this point the morale started to fade quickly. Standing on the side of the road staring at the second dry river bed before 10am lead to twiddling thumbs.
|Looking up the beautiful Chattooga canyon|
|Katie Dean, loving the skunk tour|
There are two options when doing a self support kayak trip, comfortable camping with an incredible over loaded kayak, or to take the bare minimum and deal with having nothing at camp. There are two good perks to overnighting on the Chattooga, no hiking, and easy white water. The put in is a two minutes down hill walk, the take out is at a marina, and the white water is a solid two grades easier then what we were planning on paddling earlier in the day. "Bring it all" was the resounding words at the put in, there was no limit to the amount of gear we could bring. Packing got rather fun, hat, jacket, moon shine, roman candles, warm sleeping bag, and a pile of camera gear, I was bringing it all.
|The crew packing up after the second overnighter|
|Zach Dean, suns out guns out|
|Another adventure brought to you by Chris Baer|