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Abrams Creek

Big Creek

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West Prong (Chimney Trailhead to Picnic Grounds)

Little Pigeon, West Prong, TN, (Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook)

 

Abrams Creek

Steve Hughes On Abrams, July, 1998

Abrams Falls, Steve Hughes

Video of me running Abrams Falls, July, 1998 (0.8 Mb)

Video of me running Abrams Falls, July, 1998 (5.6 Mb)

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Big Creek, TN

Glenn Tatum

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Little River

Fellow travelers

Elbow

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West Prong (Chimney Trailhead to Picnic Grounds).

Ross Whitaker

Tony Robinson

Howard Tidwell

Ross Whitaker

 

Little Pigeon, West Prong, TN, (Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook), 6/26/06, 0.6 ft at bridge, 1.3 ft at AFWS Sugarlands SG.     Newton Tilson, Doug Benton, Allen Ligon and Ike Roy were first timers with minimal creeking experience. I had not paddled the West Prong in several years due to concerns about my shoulder holding up after surgery.  We had minimal flow which was a concern initially but turned out to be ideal for the four first timers and was a great level for photo opportunities.  Most of the rapids had great lines though there were places where combat kayaking was the rule. The first timers styled the run, I was a proud trip leader. Below I try to describe some of the rapids but there are so many. Enjoy the pics. For an expanded selection of photos, see the West Prong section on the 2006 trips page. Here is a link to AW's WP page.

Warm up rapids at picnic grounds, Ike.

Below the 441 bridge, Ike and Doug.

Ike.

Ike charging a manky drop early in the run.

This rapid had two trees to dodge and caused much havoc, affectionately named Bent Tree.

Newton looking for a line.

Ligon gets some Scud air.

Doug gets some downtime.

Photographer looking down at right, center, center, right move. Doug waits at the bottom.

Ligon in some action.

This drop had a good melt down at the bottom.

Typical West Prong action.

Skywalker used to start with a 8 foot boof, must have washed away in the last couple of years.

Doug in bottom slot of Skywalker

Ike in the midst of one of coolest drop series on the run.

Amtrak.

Doug at top of Room with a View.

Doug found a nice line that avoids the potential pitons in the main flow.

Ike in "Room".

Dusk at the last drop before our takeout. I call it "Toliet Bowl" or "No Way Out". Ike finding a way at the top.

 

 

 

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2001 Alex Harvey