yep! You read it right. And hence the guy who refused to go boating here went whitewater rafting last weekend! It was simply out of the world!
Five hours sleep in three days in hot and sultry Tennessee. For friends from undergrad years, some of whom I met for the first time after school. Rafting at the Ocoee river, the venue for the rafting competition during the Atlanta Olympics. A short, strenuous and 'not for the faint hearted' hike to the Chimney Tops in the Smokies. Life is bliss!
Find pics below. My expectations from such trips have consistently improved over the past few months. Guess I should now try other cool stuff like Scuba diving, Para-Jumping, Mountaineering, bungee Jumping etc. But for now, I'm trying to sell, to my friends, an offer which I initially thought they could never refuse. Alaska for Labor day. Ciao!!!
Friday Evening: Flew to Nashville. Stay at friend's place.
Saturday: Drove to Ocoee river rafting place close to Chattanooga on the Tennessee/Georgia border. A super human named Brett as guide on rapids which include two level 5 grades. Stay at Ramada, Pigeon Forge, TN.
Sunday: Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome and the incredible Chimney Tops trail (just 4 miles round trip). Oh, for heavens sake don't chicken out and skip the rock climb to see the view at the end. Read the title of this post!