Camping on the Hiwassee River: 3 Days of Kayaking

Camping on the Hiwassee River: 3 Days of Kayaking

We head to Reliance TN and put in at the Powerhouse boat ramp. From there we got to experience Class II rapids. Unfortunately a series of bad luck led to a broken boat and the loss of food for two of the guys and their trip was ended.

Day 2 and 3 were flat water with beautiful weather. Camping was sparse but we got creative and made it work. We took out at the Charleston boat ramp for a total trip of 35 miles.

Kayak is a Perception Pescador 10’
Hammock is a Dream Hammock Sparrow
Tarp is UGQ Winter Dream 12’


  1. Tobias Mandeville on January 2, 2020 at 6:10 am

    I was one of the guys on the trip, and unfortunately one of the guys who had to go home. Shoutout to my boy TN Trekker for helping us out there. He got some good footage on camera. Glad you guys got back safe. In the end we substituted rehydrated meals for olive garden and chicfila so it all evens out😅Keep on trekking

  2. Tobias James on January 2, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Ya boi giving this video its first like. Class 11 rapids lit.

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