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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Hello all,
 
What an excellent little company this is. Beautiful facility, clean spacious bathrooms, caring funny and low key staff. We spent the afternoon there yesterday, August 2nd. We took out three duckies, one of which our ten year old used and two others were in the raft. Ian was our talented guide.  But honestly,every guide was terrific and engaged.  They behaved as if we were the first guests they ever had.  Amazing.  Patient!  I can imagine it is less than ideal to have newbies out in kayaks on the river, yet your guides are amazingly patient and encouraging. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Last but not least, the pictures you took were incredible! So glad we invested in that take home momento.
We will be back, God willing.

The Arts at Blue Heron Whitewater

January 21, 2014

Western North Carolina is home to many talented artists and we at Blue Heron Whitewater are lucky enough to know many of them. Many are guides and some are on our staff.

 

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Much of the art that graces our outpost comes from Fritz's mom - Stella. Colorful, whimsical, and full of life, her work adds an element of fun in motion. Just like whitewater rafting.

 

 

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Brian is an ex-guide who works with metal. He created the blue heron metal sculpture in the front of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shawn guides for us whenever he can and is also a woodworker. His talents range from construction work to fine furniture. His contributions include counter tops, cabinets, ipad stands, and the repurposed use of the old tobacco barn wood in our outposts facade.

 

Sandy

Sandy is not only an awesome guide and leader, but she's also a fiber artist and uses the wool from the angora goats she raises on her farm.

 

And Fritz

Well her art lies in logistics. The work schedule she comes up with on a busy day is more like a symphonic score with highs and lows and movements this way and that making the whole crazy day work - somehow.

 

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Julie is another guide who makes a guest appearance every now and then. She added her artist touch to the painting of our buses.

 

 

 

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And Eric not only did the fantastic stone work in the front of the building but has added little touches of his artist sensibility throughout the outpost. Like the door handle made out of a branch.

 

 

 

 

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Then there's Tim. An old friend, architect, and sometimes guide who designed the outpost.

 

 

 

 

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The musicians

Jackie on mandolin (also an awesome carpenter, welder, mechanic, can do anything kinda guy), Beth, Matt, Dan, Curtis, Shannon. Almost all Blue Heron get togethers are enriched by their musical talents. Always a great moment to see the instrument cases emerge from their cars when we're having a party, celebration, or just a pot-luck.

Then there's the art of the trip leader, the guide, the bus driver. All part of the Blue Heron canvas.

Thank you all.

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