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Etowah River

Ed takes a rest during our lunch stop

From times gone by, this old grist mill
Tylar....isn't that paddle supposed to be in the water?'

More of John and Amy playing
Of course, we can have a great time on almost any river...just enjoying nature.   But this section of the Etowah has a secret!

During the days of gold mining, the miners knew that gold would accumulate in the rivers, down on the bedrock.  So to get to it, they blasted a tunnel through a hillside to divert the river.

Well today, a portion of the river follows its original path, but a part of it still flows through the tunnel.  And we just had to go through it!
Click Here for the Tunnel Pictures!
Let the water battle begin!