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Account <br>This page is for shuttle directions to the put-in and take-out for the Green Narrows, and to the hike-in trail.<br><br> <font color="green"><blockquote><b> To Fishtop (the take-out) from Asheville:</b></font><br><br> 26 East<br> Exit 59<br> Left off exit, and go 200 yards<br> Left on Green Cove Rd.<br> 3 miles downhill<br> "Fishtop Access" lot on your left <br><br> <font color="green"><b>To Put-in from Fishtop:</font></b><br><br> 26 West<br> Exit 53...."Upward Road"<br> Right off exit and go 1.5 miles<br> Right on Big Hungry Road (after brick church)<br> first Left on Big Hungry Road<br> first Right on Big Hungry Road<br> first Right on Gallimore Road<br> Follow to bottom<br> "Keyholder Lot" on your right, trail on your left, .6 miles gentle downhill (first 2/3 on old roadbed).<br><br> <font color="green"><b>To Pulliam Creek Trail (to hike in to the heart of the Narrows) <u>from Asheville</u>:</font></b><br><br> 26 East<br> Exit 53...."Upward Road"<br> Left off exit and go 1.5 miles<br> Right on Big Hungry Road (after brick church)<br> first Left on Big Hungry Road<br> first Right on Big Hungry Road<br> DON'T TAKE first Right on Gallimore Road....<br> ...But continue 3.1 <u>more</u> miles<br> Park in unmarked pull-off on right<br> Cross little log bridge<br> ~1.5 miles of mellow downhill ...and some uphill after crossing Pulliam Creek<br> Don't take offshoot trails<br> Cross <u>two</u> log bridges after crossing creek<br> Drop off to the right after large bend around to the left, see flagging tape, ropes, trail.<br> This part is <u>wicked steep</u></font>, 200 yards tops, <br> Then jump across the creek, and you're at Groove Tube<br> Good trail leading upstream a couple hundred yards to Gorilla.<br> <br><br> <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=35.290540,-82.328069+%282362+Big+Hungry+Rd,+Saluda,+NC+28773,+USA%29">Google road map</a> to Pulliam Creek trailhead. <br><br> <b>Tips for those hiking in to watch the race:</b> Allow an hour-plus for the crowded hike, and plan to get there well before 12 noon to look around and get situated. The trail will be stacked and slow-going on the steep part. Don't underestimate the time required. Also, you'll be in there for a few hours, and it's <u>colder</u> down in there so dress accordingly. If you're early, scamper even further upstream of Gorilla as there lots to see up there. Parking for the race is normally very tight, as only a few spots are technically "off the road". Some local residents out there have been upset in the past. Please use caution, don't break any laws, do the best you can, etc. The hike can take only 30 minutes if you're really stepping right along, but on race day it's a whole 'nother story. Finally, in terms of safety, not all dangers exist just for the paddlers. People hiking in to watch the race would be wise to read the cautionary article written by veteran Green Narrows racer Adam Herzog in the AW Journal, linked to in <a href="http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Photo_detail_photoid_41956_">this photograph</a>. <br><br><br> <div style= "background-color: #d9e4ee; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 650px;padding: .25em .25em; border: solid 1px black; font-size = small"> <p style="padding: .1em 1em;"> To go to a page of maps for the Green Narrows, <a href="http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Photo_detail_photoid_42048_">click here</a>.<br><br> To go to the AW Green Narrows page, <a href="http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_detail_id_1080_">click here</a>.<br><br> To go to The Green Race Information Page, <a href="http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Photo/detail/photoid/18557/#brown">click here</a>.<br><br> </p> </div><br><br><br><br>
Time 2007-05-18 23:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 05/18/07
River Reported @Green 2. Green Narrows
Reported Level High
Gauge river 1080 Green-Narrows of the Green
Gauge Reading Given 100 %
Right Line at Pencil Sharpener
Photo of Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Robin at The Notch
Photo of Robin Betz by Bryan Owen taken 05/18/07
Baby Sunshine
Photo of Mack Roebuck by Chris Roberts taken 05/18/07
Boof or Consequences
Photo of Robert Peerson by Sam Drevo taken 05/18/07
Narrows Gradient Chart
Photo of Gravity by Chris Bell taken 05/18/07
Neis' right side
Photo of Adrienne Levknecht by Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Top Hole at Zwick's
Photo of Andria Davis by Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Rapid Transit
Photo of Christian Magallenes by Chris Roberts taken 05/18/07
Hammer Factor
Photo by Ben Edson taken 05/18/07
Green Race Emblem
Photo of Anybody He Wants by Some Gorilla taken 05/18/07
Narrows Gradient Chart
Photo of Gravity by Chris Bell taken 05/18/07
Dropping In For A Proposal
Photo of Andria Baldovin by Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Nies' Pieces
Photo of Nathan Silsbee by Ryan Moore taken 05/18/07
A racer sneaks it
Photo by Chris Bell taken 05/18/07
Keller Left at Sunshine
Photo of Pat Keller by Cooper Lambla taken 05/18/07
Toilet Bowl
Photo of Gareth Tate by Bryan Owen taken 05/18/07
Isaac at Naked Lady
Photo of Isaac Ludwig by Bryan Owen, Summer 2007 taken 05/18/07
Johnson drops in to Bride
Photo of Todd Johnson by Bryan Owen taken 05/18/07
Hammer Factor from above
Photo of Gabriel Latini by Bryan Owen taken 05/18/07
Race Line Boof
Photo of Kevin Colburn by Trip Kinney taken 05/18/07
A racer at Pincushion
Photo of Thomas Oliver by Chris Bell taken 05/18/07
Groove Tube, main line
Photo of Chris Bell by Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Sunshine cave
Photo of Leland Davis by Trip Kinney taken 05/18/07
Page of Maps
Photo of A bunch of squiggly lines by (1) USGS.....(2) Some Old Guy.....(3) Chris Bell....(4) Rick Lockamy taken 05/18/07
Cooper Goes Left
Photo of Cooper Lambla by Dallas Shaw taken 05/18/07
Spankin' The Monkey
Photo of Leland Davis taken 05/18/07
Green Narrows Access History
Photo of Access and Parking by John Pilson taken 05/18/07
Operational Shuttles
Photo of Shuttle and Hiking by John Pilson taken 05/18/07
author of album John Pilson Details

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