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Elk River: CR 1326 Bridge to US 321 Bridge Professional Review and Guide
"The Elk originates in Avery County in the valley between Beech and Sugar Mountains, both popular ski resorts. The river flows generally west and north into Tennessee, eventually reaching the impoundment at Watauga Lake. The Elk Gorge is very remote, beautiful, and difficult. Other sections are appropriate for skill levels running the gamut from novice to expert. The river can generally be run only during or shortly after heavy rains, with Section D being the possible exception."
--Bob and David Benner, Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas (Menasha Ridge Press).
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