The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Hiwassee Canoe & Kayak Trip
Sunday, September 9, 2012


Brief Description:   We will canoe from the Al Rymer's house to the Patty Bridge takeout. This is a fairly leisurely trip for open canoes.  It is about a mile to the US411 bridge, then another 6 miles down to the Patty Bridge. Each person will be responsible for their own canoe, life jackets, and other gear.  Anyone with a canoe, please let Clayton know if you have room for another person(s) in your canoe. Each person will need water, snacks, rain gear and any other lightweight items (preferably waterproof) to help make the trip enjoyable. 

This canoe trip has become a Club tradition undertaken every summer, and will consist of the same leisurely paddle down the Hiawassee River as before.  However, Clayton Pannell will not be available to lead the trip; instead long-time club member Al Rymer will lead at Claytonís request.

The trip will begin at Alís house on the Hiaassee, and will end at Patty Bridge, the take-out point.  Paddlers should meet at Alís house at 2:30 p.m. to work out the details of the shuttle, and plan to get on the river at 3:30 p.m. 

Length:  7 miles

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Hike Leader If interested, please call Al Rymer at 423-808-0011 (home), 423-506-9350 (cell)

Directions to the Trailhead

Directions to Al Rymerís house from Cleveland: head north on Highway 411, and turn right on the first road after crossing the Hiwassee River.  There is a closed restaurant on the corner of the road.  Continue down the road; Alís house is down a concrete driveway.

Directions to Alís house from Athens, Etowah and points north: head south on Highway 411, and turn left at the road beside the closed restaurant, right before crossing the Hiawassee.

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