Author Archive: paddlechota

NOC Closed due to Forrest Fires

Copies from the NOC facebook page 11/11/2016: “The Nantahala Outdoor Center in Wesser, NC is closed to the public until further notice due to the severity and proximity of area forest fires and poor air conditions. Evacuees staying on site will be relocated to other area shelters. We will operate on a limited capacity as […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

Here is your November 2016 Chota Newsletter! Don’t forget to get your trip reports, articles, photos, etc in before the 25th of each month! Huge thanks to Cheryl for putting the newsletter together! Let’s all remember to keep sending in our trip reports to her at cherylnydam@yahoo.com

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SWR – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I was recently involved in a whitewater mishap that turned out ok despite our multiple failures. The purpose of this is not to embarrass anyone, but rather to let others learn from our mistakes so no names are used. We hope you read this, take the hard lessons that we learned to heart and spend […]

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2016-10-16 Calderwood Lake Trip Report

The touring group of CHOTA drove across the legendary “Tail of the Dragon” October 16 for a day of kayaking at Calderwood Lake. We were excited to see the beginning of a change in colors of the fall leaves. Our excitement was rewarded on the drive along the Foothills Parkway to access the Dragon. The […]

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Did you know…

DID YOU KNOW… The world’s water is finite.  The world’s water supply is dwindling, and yet it is the only water we will ever have.  Every drop of water wasted is a drop less in a wild and scenic river. 70% of Earth is covered in Water – only 2% is fresh water.  Currently there […]

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