The large tree that one spanned the river on the section between fews ford and pleasent green dam just past the little red car is gone. However there is a new one on the next section past the cole mill road bridge. The park ranger cut some of it out and it is passable depending on the level. It is in a calm section and poises little threat.
The gauge is several miles upstream by the Churton St. bridge.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Upper rapid@ Cabe's Ford Ledge
Lower rapid@ Cabe's Ford Ledge
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Cabes Ford Ledge & Below
Rapid Below Cabes Ford Ledge
Eno River: Cabes Ford Ledge
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The recent death of Chris Clark at Python Rapid on North Carolina's Cheoah River is the third at this site in the last six years. In each case, the person who died was an expert paddler and their paddling partners did not see exactly what happened. Let's take a close look at the Cheoah below Bear Creek Falls and develop strategies for future runs. The river here is very fast and continuous. After a fast lead-in (Chaos), the river drops over Bear Creek Falls, a 12' drop. Below, most of the flow pushes toward the river right channel (Python). Ferrying over to the easier river left channel (the West Prong) requires careful boat control. Python itself contains several nasty holes and sieves, with a bad hole blocked by a boulder at the bottom. There is a good route through it, but paddlers need to plan their route carefully. Scouting is a good idea for first timers, although catching eddies and getting out is not going to be easy. Groups need to stay together.. The rapid is tough enough that you can't watch your buddy all the time, but you can be ready to help if needed. Click through for links to the accident reports, photos, and comments from expert Cheoah River paddlers. (Photo above by Boyd Ruppelt)
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