Ocoee, Swimming Grumpy

This year I have decided to make the move up to kayak the Middle Ocoee. I’ve now had four and a half trips down this section, and feel good that I’ve only had to hit two combat rolls. But, this past Saturday I experienced my first swim. For those of you...

Kayaker Dies On Ocoee

[On Saturday, November 1, 1997 Chattanooga kayaker Mike Reisman died following a tragic accident on the Ocoee River. To our knowledge, Mike was the first hard boat fatality to occur on the Ocoee, although there have been many close calls. There are many and...

Middle Ocoee Weekday Trip

This was the season’s first of the three Ocoee weekday GCA trips I try to coordinate each year. The weather was great, the water level was in the “normal” range, and the water temp was good for early June. I had considered discontinuing these trips...