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  Knoxville, TN - places to paddle?
  Posted by: imitationcrab on Dec-25-13 10:02 PM (EST)

I'll be spending a few days in Knoxville in the spring (not sure yet of exact dates) and I'm hoping to find a good place to paddle.

I plan to drive down with my Wavesport Ethos 9 (crossover kayak) and either paddle a very tame river if I find someone to kayak and shuttle with, or I could paddle a lake alone.

Suggestions of scenic places to paddle (especially lakes) would be much appreciated.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to camp on this trip - will be staying in a hotel. Just FYI.

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  Springtime paddle
  Posted by: Flippingcanoe on Jan-01-14 8:55 AM (EST)
I would be interested in joining you this spring. I live about an hour and some change north east of knoxville. I have been on clinch river below norris lake dam, and on tellico lake below chilhowee dam, but open for new areas. I try to get out toward knox and check out a few places.
  Posted by: imitationcrab on Feb-20-14 1:53 AM (EST)
I just now saw this, sorry for the delayed response.

I'm planning my trip now. Will get back to you when I get the timing nailed down.

  An update
  Posted by: imitationcrab on Mar-29-14 12:28 AM (EST)
I'm just starting a new job for a new client next week, so I my trip is likely to be postponed until fall, or else I will just make it a long weekend type trip. I just don't feel like I can request time off at the beginning of a new job. If I can set aside some paddling time when I head south, I'll let you know.
  p.s. Are you near Chattanooga?
  Posted by: imitationcrab on Mar-29-14 12:31 AM (EST)
I'll be planning to visit Knoxville and Chattanooga as I have relatives both places. If Chattanooga is closer, that could work. And of course, I'll have to stop by Rock Creek Outfitters while I'm there... :)
  Work problems also
  Posted by: Flippingcanoe on Mar-30-14 5:03 AM (EST)
Sorry we couldn't hook up. My job has left me with no days off so far this year, that includes weekends. I did not expect it to be this ways, so maybe its time to job search after 20 years of devotion. maybe this fall. good luck with your new job. Got to go to work now, and yes it is sunday.
  Sorry to hear that
  Posted by: imitationcrab on May-11-14 12:39 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-11-14 12:40 AM EST --

but I totally understand that work comes first right now, I'm sure for both of us. I'm grateful to be able to find work since I mostly freelance, so I hate to turn down a job when something lucrative presents itself.

I'll probably do a weekend trip down to Chattanooga to visit my brother, but won't have time to paddle. My "Plan B" is to try again in the fall when I can get some extra days off so let's just keep in touch and maybe we can connect later.

Thanks again for trying...



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