McWhorter Gulf, First Descent Mission
Paddling out of the clouds off Lookout Mountain. First Descent of this North Georgia creek. Continuously steep from top to bottom, this creek kept yielding fun and challenging rapids the whole way. In an area heavily explored by kayakers, this first descent was on the radar of notable explorers such as Mark Cumnock and Jeff West. It wasn't until Adam Goshorn first cleaned and scouted this run that a descent would be made possible. Finally the stars aligned with 3+ inches of rain falling over night, tapering off by early morning. Bear Creek was at 34 inches at around 8:30 that morning and we put on the creek at about 11 am.