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Ego surfing

2006-01-27 21:18:51.423502+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Over a decade ago, I wrote up some notes on the Ocoee river, based on my many hundreds of runs down it. I tossed up a few pictures that I'd captured off of some video I'd shot, and slapped together some quick drawings of salient features and routes through the various rapids. Over the years I've managed to get back to get a few additional pictures, but aside from moving to a new server some time in 1997, they've just been there and pretty much forgotten.

I did a little ego surfing today while waiting for some processes, and I was most surprised to see one of my drawings, annotated, with some of those old video captures (is that Jen A. crankin' through Tablesaw?) in a recounting of a swim. Cool repurposing.

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#Comment Deja vu... made: 2006-02-02 04:56:00.048108+00 by: TaoJones

Reminded of an Ocoee trip the GF & I took this past summer. It was cursed - we bounced 3 people out of the raft at Grumpy. That set the scene for the whole trip. Other rafts would actually stop and watch to see how we would manage to fuck things up.

We went from 6 and a guide down to 3 and 2 paddles - not the original paddles we had BTW, just ones we found along the way.

We managed to get stuck in a wierd sideways way at Hiawassee Shoals. The other river rats were looking at us amazed. We fucked up in ways you shouldn't be able to fuck up.

We got beat up, beaten and abused that day. It was fun.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-02 17:30:11.523749+00 by: Dan Lyke

Was this a commercial trip? Must've been spring...

I've been thinking it'd be fun to take a trip down when I go back this spring (which I think is actually going to happen), and I've been thinking it'd be fun to call up OAR and say "I want to ride with your greenest trainee...".