note Try Meet Up to connect with club members who paddle Western NC rivers
http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteKayakClub/
http://www.meetup.com/AVL-Women-Kayakers/
http://www.meetup.com/wckayaking-asheville/
http://www.meetup.com/KXWWBG/
http://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Outdoors-Group/

Warm weather weekends, if you camp near the Nantahala, it's usually pretty easy to connect with people who are either paddling the Nanty or headed to the other rivers within an hour or two of it.
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