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I Am a River - Whitewater Wonders

Posted November 16, 2006

Where do you go to find a great whitewater thrill in North Carolina? Go west, young man! Go west, young lady! We have some great rivers that can provide a thrilling ride for kayakers. I go to my whitewater guru for answers. WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner is a certified whitewater instructor. She uses her knowledge of the weather to pick out the best places and times to hit the water for some great weekend fun. You've got to know what you're doing in this sport.
Canoeing or kayaking is physically demanding and can be dangerous. dangerous. It can also be great fun. I asked Elizabeth to put together a list of her favorite kayaking destinations in North Carolina. Also, if you are looking for more information you will want to check out the Carolina Canoe Club's website at: http://www.carolinacanoeclub.com/

Elizabeth is a member of the CCC. You will also want to look at the excellent website of the Tarheels Paddlers Association: http://www.tarheelpaddlers.org/


Okay here is Elizabeth's List of Whitewater Wonders in NC:

Wilson Creek
Big Creek (north side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Nantahala
Watauga
Nolichucky

Okay.

TODAY'S QUIZ QUESTION:

I am a river. Native Americans called me the River of Peace. I have the widest mouth of any river in the continental US. Who am I?

Please email your answers directly to me at bleslie@wral.com If you get it right I will put your name in a hat for a copy of my new CD "I Am a River."

WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ WINNER: Mike Watson for Roanoke, River of Death answer

LATEST WRITERS CONTEST WINNER: Stitch Magician



Winners should email me at bleslie@wral.com with their mailing addresses so I can ship them a CD.

TOMORROW: FABULOUS FISHING!
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