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The hammer nails the Nantahala

Eric (Hammer) Evans was a legend in kayaking several slalom titles ago. Now he has won his ninth championship Since walrus hunting by kayak has...

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...

Open-boat Bomber Nolan Whitesell

Until Nolan Whitesell, even the best open canoeists lacked a true combat roll. When they capsized in whitewater, they swam. As a teenager in Georgia,...

The man who found flow in the rapids

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the United States, lies within 500,000 acres of dense forest spread across the...
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Vladamir Vanha Tribute

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A River Runs Through It

In the autumn of 1971, Horace Holden '55C bought the Tote 'n' Tarry Motel, a tiny roadside inn, cafe, and gas station on U.S....

Launching a legacy: Nantahala Outdoor Center

When Payson and Aurelia Kennedy quit their jobs in Atlanta, cashed out their retirement, packed up their four children and headed for the wild...

Unfiltered: Payson Kennedy

Almost four decades ago, Payson Kennedy, his wife Aurelia, and Horace Holden founded a whitewater rafting business in a small gas station-grocery on the...

40 years later, memories of ‘Deliverance’ still linger

With the drama the film Deliverance captured, it's a wonder anyone signed up for a river adventure in North Georgia after the summer of...

The Mad Czech and the Jeti

Vladamir Vanha came to the U.S. to compete in the Southeastern Nationals Slalom Races in 1975. Due to the fact that he had not...