UPDATE: The First Annual Powell River Kayak & Canoe Regatta included 49 boats, a total of 57 participants., and the invaluable assistance of 35 volunteers from the community.
Click here are the Final Race Results: Final Results Composite
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A few weekends ago, Jim and I attended a silent retreat at the Well Being Conference Center just 8 miles north of Tazewell, TN.
Yes, I said “silent”. We were not supposed to talk after 9:00 Friday evening until noon … Read the rest
There is nothing like a parade to bring out the kid in you. Add a healthy dose of water, sunshine and watercraft of all kinds and you’ve got a formula for fun.
Last Saturday, Sunset Bay held its 1st Annual … Read the rest
Do you have an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy paddling sports? Are you looking for new places to paddle your canoe or kayak on Norris Lake in TN? Want to experience it in a group setting for making new friends … Read the rest
Visiting the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood,TN, where the annual Sandhill Crane Festival is held, is a long day-trip — 125 miles one way — to see birds that are a long way off, even with binoculars. I say this … Read the rest
I like to hike, kayak and explore. I was approached by Beth Bergeron of the UT Extension Office in Maynardville about helping organize a committee to make this happen on a larger scale. If you are free tomorrow, Thursday December … Read the rest
The world is full of “coincidences”. Such is the case between a nature walk I had a few weeks ago at Norris Lake where the water had receded and a book I just started reading about Oak Ridge and the … Read the rest
If you are new to Norris Lake, you’ll find it interesting to know that there is a useful website that graphs the Norris Lake water level and compares it to previous years.
There are many uses for it. I checked … Read the rest
Yesterday, March 23, was the annual March Norris Lake Clean-Up. 20 hearty souls braved the elements (look at those coats, hats, and gloves) to pick up trash and make Norris Lake cleaner for all of us to enjoy.
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On March 9, the water level of Norris Lake was at 1000 elevation (full summer pool is 1020). It was warm enough to take the kayak out and this time I decided to do a little backwoods exploring. My destination … Read the rest