I just joined as well. I noticed the associated with this site was alabamawhitewater and I was just curious as to where everyone on here is from. I am originally from Bristol, TN but I am in Boone, NC for school (App state) and I am pretty much just getting started but I figure the more people you boat with and the harder stuff you paddle, the better you'll get, right? Thought this would be a good place to pick up some pointers and wanted to see who was closeby. lata.