Made my way down to Alabama this weekend with hopes of catching the falls at a runnable level, as well as looking to bag my first run on the “Suicide Section”
After driving through the night, and waking up in the parking lot, I scoped the falls out, and they seemed to be just barely enough water to run the left side, Double Drop. It is a 33′, tiered drop. I’d say the first one is a manky, boney 12 ft drop, leading into a 21′
After a little contemplating, I woke my girlfriend up and decided to fire it up! The first run was perhaps my smoothest. I had trouble getting my bow up on the first drop, as the usual boof launch pad was a bit too shallow to charge off. After a few laps and some waiting around for other paddlers to show, I opted not to run the section below the falls without company;
We then headed up for some juicy flows on the Tellico!
For those who have not been to the area, the LRC area is a beautiful place; I will be heading back down there with a crew to get on the upper most section, as I hear it is some of the finest whitewater the south has to offer!