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Old 10-15-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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What is the closest class 2-3 whitewater rivers near Charlotte that is a popular place to kayak?
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Closest:
Catawba River
Green River
French Broad

Further:
Nantahala
Tuckaseegee
Chattooga
Pigeon
Nolichucky

I'd recommend starting with the lower Green. A solid dam-release Class 2+ run... it's where a lot of beginners from around here start out before heading to the cold cold Nantahala... The upper Green is a class 3 run, but there are two class 4s... one of which is very difficult to portage.

There is a local paddling club that is planning a Green River trip this weekend... it would be a great time to meet some other local paddlers and there will be plenty of experienced boaters to point out hazards and run safety. If you want more info DM me.

Make sure you get good beta if you're new to this region... some class 2-3 runs are followed pretty quickly by class 4-5 runs (Upper Green, e.g.)
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Thanks I will see if i can find the put in for the catawba and green
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