Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

   Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.

2022 Jack Lyle Memorial Paddle

Monday, May 16, 2022 12:00 PM | James Parnell (Administrator)

 So for those of you that didn’t know, we had planned this years “Jack Lyle Memorial Paddle” to coincide with the May’s 1st Saturday paddle trip. Unfortunately, the weather created high water conditions on the Big South Fork (BSF), and we were forced to seek another location. We ended up on the West Fork of the Obey. Following the trip, we shared memories of Jack and how he impacted our lives. We also decided that to properly honor Jack, we would plan another trip the following weekend on BSF. The BSF meant a lot to Jack, and we wanted to share that with others. We had two paddlers doing their personal 1st descents. For one, it was his actual first whitewater paddling experience. It was a chance encounter, and we were able to accommodate him with all the PPE and paddling instruction before pushing off in a Slice. Needless to say, it was a great experience. Following our paddle, we also conducted the awarding of the coveted Jack Lyle Plunger Award. Though it was not by a landslide, the final vote once again was awarded to two individuals. For their savvy paddling abilities and the knack to show everyone where NOT to go, the award went to Stacee and Jess. They graciously accepted the coveted award, and I am sure they are eager to present it next year. Please help us honor Jack and memorialize him next year on May 6, 2023. >Gallery<

Date -  May 15, 2022

Location - Clear Fork @ Burnt Mill Bridge to Big South Fork @ O&W

Level - 919 cfs @ Leatherwood


Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041


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