P-Netter's in N. Alabama (Pics)

-- Last Updated: Nov-26-07 1:49 PM EST --

Several of us managed to get together and paddle in and around Guntersville, Alabama last week over the Thanksgiving holidays. Here are some pics as well as some details of the paddles:

Short Creek, Lake Guntersville State Park, Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2 paddlers:

Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River, Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 3 paddlers:

Town Creek, Lake Guntersville State Park, Friday, November 23, 2007, 7 paddlers:

Town Creek, Lake Guntersville State Park, Friday, Novemembr 23, 2007, 7 paddlers (different photographer):

Thanks to everyone who joined us and contributed photos. I'm looking forward to our next outing!

Nice pictures,
sorry I couldn’t make it.

Nice paddle
if you go again please let me know I make the trip from central fl.

That’s OK, GK…
That’s okay, G-K…you were there in spirit (and the topic of conversation in some instances). Were your ears burning? (Seriously, it was all good…)

Great pictures…
N. Alabama is beautiful this time of the year.

Yes and
It’s beautiful year round!

Paddler’s Paradise
The area really is an undiscovered/under-used gem for paddlers. I’m surprised there aren’t more folks that make it a paddler’s destination. Within a 50 mile radius of Guntersville you have big river/lake paddling for sea-kayakers, small river/creek paddling for rec boats and canoes, whitewater from class I to V, dozens of state parks with camping facilities and wildlife refuges with beavers, otters, bald eagles and even 'gators. Add to all of that the rolling hills and small mountains of the Appalachian foothills with their fall (and spring) color…what more could you ask for?

Let’s be honest with the folks now so they won’t be coming down here with high expectations.

North Alabama has one small, tiny river – maybe 3-4 kayaks wide. We have a couple of old smelly creeks and a few lakes that have a couple of inches of water after a good rain.

No reason to come here… nothing to see here…