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    scbmwrider
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    [QUOTE=oilhead05rt »]The water in the French Broad is ice cold even in August.:eek:
    Adds even more meaning to the term “shrinkage”.;)[/QUOTE]

    YES it is. Dumpped a canoe a little upstream of Masrhall a few years ago. It was basically pinned to some rocks and after about 40 minutes in the water cold cold had a new meaning:eek: .

    #60054

    bmwloco
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    Most of the water in the area (especially in Pisgah National Forest) stays at about 54F. Cold. Winter or summer.

    I was a lifeguard at Sliding Rock while in college. It paid the bills, and I hauled the touristas out regularly. 10″ of water at the top, 8′ at the bottom, and cold deep. Folks from warmer climates would absolutely freak hitting the water – and often flail their way into a panic. It didn’t disturb the trout though (big ‘uns lurk among the folks freaking to get out of the water).

    I thought that was cold until I went swimming at Palmer Station in Antarctica. The sea water doesn’t freeze until 28F due to the salinity, so it was COLD.

    Nothing seems to compare now.

    #60067

    BERT BRUMFIELD
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    For additiona details, go back up and see my post under RV camping. 🙂

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