Got to knock another trip off the kayak bucket list.
We have had a ton of rain this year. That means we were able to get on Yahoola Creek late in the season. Normally this creek is too low by mid-May. We put in at Yahoola Creek Park and self shuttled between there and the Chestatee River take out at Hwy 19 (end of 400) & Hwy 60 across from the Dollar General. The creek was a lot of fun. Really narrow in spots. Lots of debris to paddle around. From the park to where it meets the river it is Class I but still requires a bit of maneuvering. There is no boat ramp at the park. We carried the boats to the bank by the bridge and put in there.
When you empty into the Chestatee River is really opens up. Last summer the river was very low. This year it was like we were on a totally different river. So chill. I took more video than I did pictures and I am working on something to post. My goal is to use the GoPro more on these trips.
Once the boats were loaded we decided we needed to grab some dinner on the way home. Brigitte noticed a little BBQ shack on our way up and we decided to eat there.
They were getting ready to close for the day but said they stayed open for kayakers. The old couple running the place were so charming.
The food was good but the atmosphere was the best!
The tip jar played a song when you opened it (Green Acres) and the owner did a little dance for us.
This place is going to be our river tradition for now on. When we told the owner of the Hickory Pig of our gratitude and love of his establishment he said we needed business cards. He retreated to the kitchen and came back out with stamps, scissors and cardboard.
Made in the U.S.A.