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Friday, May 23, 2008

Asheville: 2008 Guide to White Water Rafting

It is Memorial Day Weekend, the somewhat official kick off to summertime and leisure across the USA. As such, we thought we would bring up some articles of enduring interest for visitors about Asheville's recreational and summer fun scene. Our first for 2008, will be complete resources for white water rafting.

Approximately 500,000 people raft somewhere in Western North Carolina each year. The majority of this activity is centered on five rivers, and the choice about where to go is a bit more complicated than picking up a brochure, especially in dry seasons.

You want to get the most for your money, rafting is not an inexpensive activity. Here are two articles that provide great detail to assist in your family decisions.

In this article from last July, we examine rivers that are "free flowing" vs rivers that are "dam controlled", and what this means. Current rainfall, or the lack of it, can impact river levels, so the experience you imagined may not be the experience you paid for. Rivers featured at that link are The French Broad, The Nolichucky Gorge, and The Big Pigeon. All are within 60 minutes of Asheville.

In this article from 2007, we turn our attention to the world famous Nantahala River, and the lesser known Tuckaseegee, both near Bryson City, NC.

Have fun and be safe!

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