I posted about this a few weeks ago. I'm a Brit, and I'm going to be visiting the US on business next week, arriving Saturday night. Work doesn't start until Monday morning, so Sunday is for paddling!
I've been paddling for about 4 years. I'm normally ok on grade 3, and I've tackled some easier grade 4 on occasion. I've read the river guides for the Middle Ocoee and watched some YouTube videos. I think it's at my 'challenge' level: I don't expect to come out of my boat, but it's a possibility.
I've managed to sort out gear rental from Rock Creek Ocoee, and I think I can get to the put in (the car park above the dam) for around 11am. I'll be pretty jetlagged, so I won't be surprised to wake up really early and get there earlier, but I'll be taking all the sleep I can get :)
Is anybody going to be around this weekend who wouldn't mind me tagging along?