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Day: 16 February 2021

Getting Hungry On The River

I’ve never really given this any consideration over the last 30 years plus of paddling. I can’t really remember a time where I have carried food and drink on the river or even thought about until quite recently.

Getting Hungry On The River
Getting Hungry On The River

When I go hill walking or mountain biking I always take snacks and a drink.

I’ve used pretty much all of the “outdoor” branded sports bars out there. They are convenient but after a while eating them becomes a chore. It’s hard work on your jaw. Chocolate melts and packets of sweets are not usually sealed that well. That’s important as I want to be able to carry something in my PFD and not have to rummage in a dry bag buried in the boat.

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Raven Fork

Raven Fork
Raven Fork

The Raven Fork was one of the first bigger creeks I did in NC. It’s just such a gem of a run. The rocks are so smooth and the style feels a little different than most runs out here. With a few of the most classic rapids in the southeast, plus plenty of other memorable ones. It’s just a run that whether low or high, you’re gonna have a great day.

Dane Jackson
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