Whenever the creeks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park swell with rainfall, which is often in the springtime, the kayakers come forth.
It seems like a daring adventure to me, and a paradoxical compromise between going with the flow and aggressively making your own path.
These folks must watch the weather like tornado chasers, ready to strap the kayak on the roof of the car at a moment’s notice.
The confluence of the Ramsays Prong and Porters Creek in the Greenbrier section seems to offer an attractive, boulder-strewn course. And similar conditions can be found with a good launching area in the Chimneys Picnic Area.
Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.