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Getting underway again

Posted by on January 19, 2013

When I got off the river Tuesday, a few miles below Rome, the river stage was at 20′. It looked like it might drop back down to a manageable level by Saturday or Sunday, but that clearly is not the case. I’ve about had all the sitting around a hotel that I can stand, so I am launching this morning right at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers, where the Coosa begins. Almost all of these flood waters are coming from the Oostanaula, so paddling up the Etowah should be relatively straightforward. I did some scouting of the river yesterday, and it’s looking good. On the other hand, here’s the Coosa gage at Rome this morning. Note that 20′ was right at my limits to paddle up and, in retrospect, was more dangerous than I care to tackle again.

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3 Responses to Getting underway again

  1. Randall Lackey

    Hope your progress today is successful and safe,I’m sure you’ve by now, grown ready to complete your journey and get home, but keep it safe.Best Wishes, Randall

  2. David Brown

    Best wishes for a safe final leg of your journey Dr. Fuller!! It was a privilege to meet you last Wed. at Bella Roma. Hope to see you again someday soon.

    Sincerely,

    David Brown and
    Kristin Poulsen
    Subligna, Georgia

    • Robert Fuller

      It was great to meet you both, as well. I guess you saw on the blog that I have had to temporarily bypass your section of the river due to the high and fast water.

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