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John Adams of
East Memphis paddles on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, N.C., at Nantahala Falls. Enlarge photo

Canoe club shoots the rapids, enjoys fun

By John Adams
Bluff City Canoe Club
March 21, 2004

The Bluff City Canoe Club is devoted to the enjoyment of the outdoors through canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and camping.

The club was founded in 1967 as a tax exempt organization and has grown to a membership of diverse individuals and families who have a common interest in the outdoors and whose activities include trips, meetings, and other fun events.

They meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince. Programs cover activities such as upcoming trips, conservation/environmental issues, river cleanup, safety/first aid, paddling tips and more. Trip leaders report on past and upcoming trips.

The club has two to three trips to the Nantahala River each year. Some trips last a week. Members have camped at Lost Mine Campground for 21 years and fill up to 15 campsites, depending on the time of year. This river offers something for everyone and those who are not sure of their skills can rent one- or two-person inflatable kayaks ("duckies") or raft the river.

Members recently completed a two-week trip to Big Bend National Park and other areas along the Rio Grande River.

Two-week trips are planned for the Yellowstone River (Montana) in July and the Green River at Moab, Utah, in September.

Extensive information about the area and river can be found at:

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