Show Up and Blow Up: The Dixie States

In January 2012, local filmmaker and outdoor adventurer Luc Mehl toured the southern states with Timmy Johnson and Roman Dial and their pack rafts.  According to Luc’s blog, “I am so enamored with Alaska that I have trouble appreciating other landscapes. But the Dixie creeks in the Southeast US just blew my mind.”

The video:

Rivers in order of appearance:
Tellico, Tennessee
Chatooga, South Carolina/Georgia
Little River Canyon, Alabama
Green, North Carolina
Cullasaja, North Carolina
Horsepasture, North Carolina

More photos and information at

I grew up in McGrath, live in Anchorage, teach at Alaska Pacific University, and play outside as often as possible. Anchorage has an incredible group of recreation partners; I feel very lucky to be here. I lean on a huge community of friends for trip and gear advice. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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