Watery Wednesday # 69: Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River, North Carolina.  May 30, 2009.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

Obviously the picture above was not taken this week.  It was taken in May at Nantahala Falls at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina.  Nantahala Falls is perhaps the most popular “waterfall” in the state, especially in summers.  It’s the last and biggest rapid encountered by whitewater enthusiasts on the wildly  popular Nantahala River.  It’s not a waterfall — just a Class III rapid — but it has always been called Nantahala Falls.

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I’m grateful for memories of warm summer days and beautiful white water.

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20 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 69: Whitewater Rafting”

  1. JLS Hall (Joysweb) Says:

    Great shot! But that looks really, really terrifying!

  2. happyone Says:

    I sure don’t envy him. Not a place I would like to be.
    It’s a great capture though!

  3. MaryBeth Says:

    It might be a class 3 rapid but it looks like a waterfall and you won’t find me drowning there. MB

  4. Karin Says:

    Great shot, but I’m not getting too close, thank you very much! —- Sure hope the freeze lets up in your area so the chimes can chime again! We had +6 yesterday – unreal for January! The city side-streets are a yucky mess – and my washed car needs another wash!

    Enjoy your day!

  5. Mary Says:

    Did you get out there? It always looks very exhilarating, but I’ve never done it and probably never will 🙂

  6. busy bee suz Says:

    We did this one summer…it was a LOT of fun!!!!
    You should take Betsy..she swims, right? 😉

  7. Carletta Says:

    You know I live in a state known for its class rapids and I’ve never participated. Could be that fear of water and not being able to swim. 🙂
    Wonderful action shot George.

  8. Cheryl Says:

    Never have been rafting, my husband has and enjoyed it. Maybe some day I will get up the courage!

  9. eileeninmd Says:

    Awesome capture of the whitewater kayaker.

  10. chubskulit Says:

    a little scary but would love to try it.

    Watery Wednesday

  11. Neal Says:

    My wife and daughter did that out in Montana and loved it. Me ….. I don’t like the water so I did like you and took pictures.

  12. imac Says:

    Is that you George?

  13. Jen Says:

    This is something my husband has always wanted to do.
    Now that I see this picture–I am going to tell him NO!!! ha!

  14. happilyretired Says:

    Oh my … that’s a scary watery shot but I love the RUBY paddle 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  15. ewok1993 Says:

    It’s nice to see people doing that but not knowing how to swim kinda ruled out this activity for me. Also, I’m really scared 🙂

  16. Tammie Says:

    it must be amazing to paddle in waters like that! Great capture.

  17. Tricia Says:

    I’ve been canoeing down Current River here in So Mo (& that’s swift enough for me), but I’d NEVER go kayaking or step foot in a river THAT swift – I’m scared of water!

  18. Helena Says:

    Great shot! That looks like fun. 🙂

  19. Linnea Says:

    I agree with you…just taking the picture of that wild water is exciting enough! I prefer calmer water if I’m going to get in any sort of watercraft. Thanks for stopping by at my WW.

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