Obey, E. Fork, Tennessee, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-V+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||40 fpm|
|Max Gradient||130 fpm|
|EAST FORK OBEY RIVER NEAR JAMESTOWN, TN|
|usgs-03414500||1000 - 3000 cfs||II-V+||08h27m||1720 cfs (running)|
Photo of Fran Fitzpatrick, courtesy of Julie Keller (www.JulieKeller.com).
Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee, B. Sehlinger and
This is a strange run, with lots of flatwater punctuated by extremely dangerous rapids. Many paddlers had fun on this run--and said they wouldn't be back. See the Comments tab for their testimony.