Friday, September 29, 2006

The Chattooga

Chris, Bronwen and Kevin at Woodall Shoals, September 2004, during hurricane

Earlier this month, I went back to North Georgia for only the second time since "Deliverance" was filmed in and around the town of Clayton during the summer of 1971. The trip was about the rivers in these mountains, and discovering how best to keep them wild. There was a fundraiser for the Chattooga Conservancy at a beautiful little retreat called Splendor Mountain. I also wanted to see what changes had been wrought. (The last time I was there was in the middle of Hurricane Ivan, so it was kind of hard to look around.) And I wanted to meet the people. More about all of this in the weeks and months to come.

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