Rafting @ Ocoee River, TN

13 Aug

Our first rafting experience was years ago in Tennessee during the summer, and to tell you the truth I do not remember much of it.  I remember sitting in the front, but didn’t get wet much.  I don’t remember trying very hard on paddling either but, I do remember wanting to do it again!

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We had an awesome time with Wildwater Adventures and with our guide Bert.  The first question out of his mouth once we were all in the raft was, “wanna do easy stuff or a little bit more challenging?”  Yes, please give us a challenge!

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Our guide tried a few moves that we had never done before, like “get-in” which is where we paddle hard to the drop and jump into the raft and  hold on as we surf over the rocks and waves.  We also had fun doing 360’s over the surf and even did some kind of move (don’t remember the name) that made us get stuck in the drop/suck,then were spit out after a few seconds.  Let’s just say we got nice and wet, in the  nice 65° water.   Not sure if it was our guide that allowed us to try new moves or the river itself that made it so much fun, but I really enjoyed our rafting experience on the Ocoee River.

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I wish I had super powers and was able to take action photos while surfing, or during one of the “get-ins” or even a photo of one of the simple drops but, I was too busy paddling or holding on. Good thing my mother-in-law ordered us an action photo that was taken by the photographer that was standing on the river bank. So, I guess you will have to wait till then.

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