I have no idea what your friend did, but
Posted by: g2d on Feb-16-11 5:33 PM (EST)
if he was in a Discovery 169 and running the Headwaters, he did a lot of dragging. And if he went through Chattooga Section 4 (the last section above Lake Tugaloo) in that boat, he must have portaged a bunch. The only section of the Chattooga that is fairly easy for a Discovery 169 is Section 2, from hwy 28 down to Earls Ford.
I think you can go to americanwhitewater.org and check river info for Georgia to see some pictures of Sections 2 through 4. Very challenging for canoe campers. Thinking about where a person coming *up* the Little Tennessee might choose to enter the Chattooga, to start at hwy 28 would be feasible and not too severe a portage. Hwy 28 runs from Franklin up over the mountain, past Highlands, and down to Chattooga Section 2. There would be no point in adding the Headwaters to the problem.