I just wanted to thank the great crew that joined Kayak Guy Atlanta on this tour. We had a great adventure and lots of fun. The trip started at Island Ford Park in North Sandy Springs at the National Parks HQ. We ended at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. It was a total of 7-8 miles and took us around 4 hours.
The tour started with the shoals of Island Ford which can be a bit tricky to navigate. It didn’t make it any easier when we seemed to take the “wrong” route. If you paddle much on the Chattahoochee River you know the water levels are always changing. Well on this day it must have been a bit lower than normal. We reached the island and had the choice of going right or left. I chose the right side because I listened to a fisherman say “go that way” its your easiest route.
Unfortunately, I listened to him and went right of Island Ford. ……. bad choice. We hit waters about 3 inches deep and trees in our path. But to the credit of our group, they were adventurous and thanked me later for an interesting route. I think we all enjoyed the “wrong” route and joked it felt like the amazing race on the river. Either way we got through the low waters laughing all the way, me a bit more sheepish for leading my guests into shallow waters.
But like I said, they were an awesome crew and we got back into deeper waters below the island and continued on with our adventure. The rest of the way was a lot of calm waters so we all relaxed and had a blast. I even met my brother from another mother……(his name was the same as my brother’s) He was a first time kayaker with us and I hope he can come back and join us again. The rest of the crew kayaked with me before so I guess I’m not a bad guide if they came back for more.
We made a brief stop at Chattahoochee River Park for restrooms and food. After that it was another 4 miles to Morgan Falls Overlook Park. It was a great day to kayak with temps in the 70’s approaching 80 near the end. I think we all feel our muscles are a bit bigger after this trip. It was an endurance test and they all passed.
Thanks again to the crew and cheers from Kayak Guy Atlanta. If you want to join us for a trip like this, call (678-920-3944) or email (Scott@KayakGuyAtlanta.com).