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Reach Info Last Updated 02/11/2005 11:42 pm

River Description

This is the run above the Nantahala Cascades.

The put in is at the base of a small dam.
Take-out is the confluence of Whiteoak and Nantahala.
There are three major drops on the run. A 10 foot ledge,
a nasty 25 foot stairstepped ledge, and the final 28 foot
waterfall at the confluence.

For more info,
Carolina Whitewater, Benner & Benner. Menasha Ridge Press.

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Boyd Ruppelt
11 years ago

Whiteoak Falls is a great alternate 'expert put-in' for the cascades. ...different ways to run it at different levels... can definitely provide some beatdowns hence one old name for it: "The Mean Mistreater"... lines tend to look easy or painful, not much inbetween.

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16 years ago

The big stairstepped drop is named "Becky's" after NOC employee Becky Weiss.

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17 years ago

If you really want to simulate running this creek here is a good plan. Get a a treadmill and set it to high speed. Then put some fans next to the treadmill with plastic strips glued to the blades. Finally have a friend spray icewater into the fans while you run along the treadmill and the fans slap your face. Doing this will easily simulate the treelimbs constantly slapping your face and the ice water in your eyes effect of Whiteoak creek.

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17 years ago

If you have come this far, ya might as well just keep on going til the next bridge down....the one just below the Nantahala Cascades.

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