At typical water levels the Nolichucky River Gorge is a stretch of class III-IV whitewater, running from Poplar NC to Erwin TN, a river that I have enjoyed running for years. The latest big rain event created a river level near 20,000 cubic feet per second, soaring far above the average flow of 1340 cubic feet per second. This volume of water significantly complicates navigation of the gorge and raises the difficulty and danger of the river to class IV-V. It’s also loads of fun if you are up for the challenge.
– Spencer Cooke
Photography and Edit by:
Spencer Cooke – Effort, Inc
Additional Photography by:
Chris Gallaway – Horizonline Pictures
Bridge and Tunnel
Album: Rebuilding Year
No Idea Records
New gear for 2013 that was used on this trip:
Bravo Boys !!!
I have never tried whitewater paddling before but this video makes me want to try! Really well done and edited perfectly with the music. Love the “real” feel. Keep up the great work Spencer.
BTW : Where can I get a shirt or something with the cool Rapid Transit Snail logo on it?
Thanks very much Mark. Maybe we can get you into a whitewater or surf boat one of these days.