Good Times on Chattooga Section IV

The Chattooga River is one of the most classic pieces of whitewater in the southeast U.S. of A. It has a long rich history of whitewater adventures and made most famous in the film “Deliverance”. I got my first run on the Chattooga over a decade ago on Section IV. It’s a good hop, skip and a jump to the river on the SC and GA border from my home in Elizabethton, TN, so it has not been on my radar since that time for a return trip.

That changed this past weekend when my crew of friends comprised of Brian Vermillion, Ryan Horn and Sarah Stine and I decided that it was the best option to get our whitewater fix and celebrate my birthday. The run would be Sarah’s and Brian’s personal first descent. Ryan and I had only been on the run one time each and we both barely remembered much about it, so we met up with local paddlers: Evan Dyer, Olivia & Todd McGinnis for the run. Having some locals to paddle with on an unfamiliar run always makes for a less stressful time and more fun. This proved positive for our trip and some great lines and good times were had!


Evan Dyer sends a big boof off Soc em Dog in his JK Karma. Photo by: Todd McGinnis

Firing down Soc em Dog in my JK Nirvana. Photo by: Ryan Horn

Lots of folks were out enjoying the Chattooga this weekend also with the “Unofficial Chattooga Race” going down. Hunter Torbush got out on Section IV in his JK Antix for the first time and he says “there is no regrets on that decision! #fortheloveofit”

Check out his video from his run:

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