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.
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Canoe Pack Liner
ODEO Laser Flare
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