May 20, 2018

Ocoee River Camping

Lodging near Ocoee Adventure Center is abundant, but my personal favorite place to stay is in a tent and sleeping bag. Sleeping under the stars has […]
May 16, 2018

What is it like to Raft the Upper Ocoee River and the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Course?

Watch this video to see class IV action at rapids named Mikey’s, Blue Hole, Callihan’s, Godzilla, Humongous, and Roach Motel. Mikey’s is the first class IV […]
May 13, 2018

Ducktown Basin Museum and Mining History in Polk County

This week’s blog takes us to the Ducktown Basin Museum to learn some local history. The museum is located at the site of the historic Burra […]
May 11, 2018

Should I take a Whitewater Rafting Trip?

While a full blown river lifestyle is not everyone’s cup of tea, I believe that everyone should experience whitewater rafting at least once. Whether you’re a […]
April 15, 2018

Favorite Eats

Appalachia has long been known for its plentiful outdoor activities, beautiful mountain views, and Southern hospitality. But did you know that it is also a great […]
April 8, 2018

Ecuadorian Whitewater: This isn’t Your Typical Southeastern River Scene

With the highest concentration of rivers per square kilometer Ecuador offers intermediate to expert boaters many rivers to paddle. Compared to the southeastern Untied States there […]
March 29, 2018

When is the best time to raft the Ocoee?

We’ve finally put the chilly cold months behind us. Temperatures are climbing, the days are getting longer, and spring is officially upon us. Whether you’re a […]
March 15, 2018

2018 OAC’s opening weekend of April 7

Spring is here and we are quickly approaching OAC’s opening weekend of April 7. Flowers are in bloom, reservations are being made, guides are starting to […]
February 9, 2018
Visiting La Moya Comunitario. Note the church mural in the background.

Real Ice Cream Made from Fruit and Glacier Ice and More Ecuadorian Fun!

This third blog of the series in Ecuador takes us to Riobama to check out Tren Ecuador. I wrote this blog from my apartment bedroom with […]

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