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Earning Her Place

Bunny Johns became a paddler mostly by accident. As a college freshman in the early 1960s, she’d lined up a summer job in her hometown...

Friends, family remember Bryson City Olympian

Adam Clawson of Bryson City spent some of his best days on the water. At 8 years old, he tied a rope around the...

Bunny Johns – 2008 Boater Chick of the Year!

Presenting Bunny Johns, Boater Chick of the Year! When I arrived in the Nantahala Community in 1990, I found myself surrounded by so many great...

River Goddesses of WNC, Bunny Johns

“Paddling takes me to wonderful places, beautiful places. It demands that I be totally there. It’s a most fascinating thing for an active mind....

Leading Lady: Bunny Johns

From instructor, to competitor, to community leader, Elizabeth “Bunny” Johns is something of the grande dame of paddling in WNC. Originally from Atlanta, she...

The Southeasterns: The First Forty-Three Years (A History)

The Georgia Canoeing Association (GCA) has sponsored its Southeastern United States Wildwater Championships on North Carolina’s Nantahala River for forty-four years. The races have...