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E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:45 PM
Was going to put these pics in the August picture thread but thought that this little trip was just too cool and too much fun and it deserved it's own thread.

Here are some pics of another northern expedition up the Chestatee river on Lake Lanier. We went as far as we could go until the water depth was 3ft. River width was about 40 - 50 feet across. Water temp was about 71 down from 78 where we put in at Little Hall Park.

3 boats: Moomba LSV, X-Star, Yamaha AR240
8 adults 8 kids

All of us said the same thing that this was pretty much the most fun we've had on the lake. This beat out perfect riding water, perfect sets, and anything else you can think of. We had a BLAST and so did the kids.

a few weeks ago we went to just about where the river starts flowing into the lake and I wanted to go a little further but we were in my buddies X-Star and even though the water depth was reading 17 ft he didn't want to go it at the time. here is a shot of that location:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2333_zpsace4e53c.png (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2333_zpsace4e53c.png.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2334_zpsc5e077b3.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2334_zpsc5e077b3.jpg.html)


Yesterday we had three boats with us so we felt a little better about going in plus other boats were seen going in and out. Of course none of those were inboards but we decided to go for it.

Cruising up the lake:
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2417_zpsa16826e9.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2417_zpsa16826e9.jpg.html)

Before going in:
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2386_zps953bd04c.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2386_zps953bd04c.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:47 PM
Following:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2392_zps7f602164.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2392_zps7f602164.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2390_zpsf39e5bbc.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2390_zpsf39e5bbc.jpg.html)

Uh Oh!

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2388_zpsb3dd7f70.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2388_zpsb3dd7f70.jpg.html)

Middle Son (Eyes over the bow for rock and log watch):

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2394_zpse844708e.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2394_zpse844708e.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Eldest son (left and My buddy Bryan's clone):

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2395_zps9d5d3409.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2395_zps9d5d3409.jpg.html)

River Cabin:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2393_zpsaf144726.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2393_zpsaf144726.jpg.html)

Leading The Way:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2419_zpsd7938b92.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2419_zpsd7938b92.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2397_zpsd374ba83.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2397_zpsd374ba83.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:50 PM
Buddy Jeff's Son:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2396_zps8ac670dc.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2396_zps8ac670dc.jpg.html)

Hillbilly Waterfront property:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2400_zps32ff0ed2.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2400_zps32ff0ed2.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2399_zpsc4562674.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2399_zpsc4562674.jpg.html)

Quiet and peacfull...well, except for the sounds of the REV10s haha:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2401_zps8d396bda.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2401_zps8d396bda.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:51 PM
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2403_zps713f13d7.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2403_zps713f13d7.jpg.html)

Glass:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2402_zps9958aba2.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2402_zps9958aba2.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2407_zps196b4a73.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2407_zps196b4a73.jpg.html)

On the way down the river we tied up and the river carried us down. kept us pretty much in the center of the river. the current was pretty quick. I'd say about 5 MPH. On the way in/up we were traveling between 3 and 5 MPH

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2411_zpsd87d6cd1.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2411_zpsd87d6cd1.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:52 PM
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2413_zps10f30677.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2413_zps10f30677.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2409_zpsd62f0d35.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2409_zpsd62f0d35.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2408_zpsae173f4b.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2408_zpsae173f4b.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2406_zpsce7d4a18.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2406_zpsce7d4a18.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:52 PM
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2412_zpsaeda6214.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2412_zpsaeda6214.jpg.html)

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2410_zps47aa40e1.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2410_zps47aa40e1.jpg.html)


Moonshine Still...for real :cool:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2416_zps50c18224.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2416_zps50c18224.jpg.html)

E4NASH
08-26-2013, 12:53 PM
Time to stop, Depth at this point was about 3 - 3.5 feet:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2420_zpsbdfe4172.jpg (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2420_zpsbdfe4172.jpg.html)


Just short of my goal, the 400 bridge:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2404_zpsdbf4b333.png (http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/e4nash/media/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2404_zpsdbf4b333.png.html)


Here's a video of going up. Quality is MUCH better on my phone. I guess Photobucket compressed it too much. My buddy Chris took this from his X-Star:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/th_IMG_2418_zps3a6f8188.jpg (http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii609/e4nash/Northern%20Exposure/IMG_2418_zps3a6f8188.mp4)


we passed several small river boats like the one pictured near the shore (not the sunken one) I'm sure they had never seen boats like ours up that far in the river. We passed a couple of pontoons and an I/O who said we were pretty ballsy for bringing in our boats up that far. It was a great time and an AWESOME trip. One that could only be done with the water as high as it is. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures.

moombadaze
08-26-2013, 01:51 PM
thanks for sharing, looks a like a awesome trip, would love to do something like that myself.

KG's Supra24
08-26-2013, 01:59 PM
Looks sketchy! Looks like a good time, though. When we had jet ski's I loved to explore the shoreline.

Should have let the jet boat lead the pack.

wolfeman131
08-26-2013, 02:04 PM
just about where this was filmed

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/fwwm/deliverance.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/fwwm/media/deliverance.jpg.html)

rdlangston13
08-27-2013, 03:47 AM
Don't you love sketchy water ways??? After the Jam this year I finally pulled the LSV out from the weekend of fun and about 3" of the tip of each prop blade was polished and looked noticeable different than the inside of each blade...got to love that 1.6 ft deep cut keeping props silt polished and shiny....

jmvotto
08-27-2013, 10:28 AM
I would have rented a boat for that excursion, not a chance with my Moomba.