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Helluva weekend! Mtn Biking & Whitewater rafting (with pics)!

Old 05-31-10, 06:34 PM
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Helluva weekend! Mtn Biking & Whitewater rafting (with pics)!

My wife and our good friends decided to make a weekend of mountain biking and whitewater rafting on the Ocoee river in Cleveland, TN. We drove up Saturday did some mountain biking which included about 3,200 feet of climbing and did some whitewater rafting on Sunday.

I'd highly recommend this area for some mountain biking. The trails were excellent.

I was the only one who didn't fall into the river. Our guide misjudged a section and tossed everyone out except me. My wife lost her shoe when she went overboard. Somewhere along the Ocoee is a floating pink shoe.

On with the pictures!



A look at a section of the mountain biking trails.



The 3 amigos after the ride.



My dirty wife.



Black hides the dirt really well.



At the start of the rafting.



Here we go!



Really fun!





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Old 05-31-10, 08:26 PM
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I love it down there. I go at least twice a year. I am planning on trying to get down later this month. Thank you for the pics and anytime you can plan ahead and would like some Clyde company, give me a shout and I can be there in 6-7 hours

The Ocoee is a hoot and in a yak or canoe it can get a little scary for me.

Did you make it over to Bryson City (TSALI)???

Here is my Ocoee memory


This is my usual load when I head to that area
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Man that looks awesome! I friggin love rafting the Ocoee. What a cool day, biking and rafting.

My last trip up there we did a raft-and-rails package. Ride a restored train up from Blue Ridge, GA to Copper Hill, TN then get picked up by the rafting company and do the river then they drive you back to Blue Ridge. Also made for a fun day, if a bit more laid back than biking and rafting.

That's a riot that your guide got everyone tossed. It's never a proper trip unless someone gets popped out but I've never had the whole raft go! lol

Nice pics too. Thanks for the ideas!

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That would make for a great weekend, thanks for the pics
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