A short, simple glance at how quickly...but also how FURIOUSLY...a calm, beautiful "swimming hole" can be transformed into a guaranteed, violent death trap. swift water's nothing to be trifled with.
The story of a "lovely day" told in reverse...featuring major downburst downtown, loss of two kayaks on rapidly rising Hiwassee River (Sat., 7/6/13) and then the historic flooding on the Tennessee river (same date)
Although I'm a "hangglider pilot"* (yes, one word and please use 'pilot'...you're not a truck...you're a truck DRIVER), I find paragliding to be a beautiful sport. as well as a rapidly growing one. *- first moved here in 1984, exclusively, to learn how to fly.