Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Embrace watery recreation with today's Groupon for a ride on the Chattahoochee River from High Country Outfitters. Choose from three options:
- For $50, you get an all-day rafting trip on a four-person raft (a $100 value).
- For $30, you get a one-person recreational kayaking trip (a $60 value).
- For $15, you get a one-person tubing trip (a $30 value).
High Country Outfitters funnels adventure-seeking river-riders down scenic, pristine waterways in their fleet of buoyant watermobiles. Stretching from the forests of north Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, the Chattahoochee River shelters an oasis of serene currents and tree-lined stretches along the edge of Atlanta's metropolitan sprawl. Four-person rafting parties have the option of starting their trip between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. from the Johnson Ferry access in Marietta for nearly 7 miles of relaxing paddling and reenactments of Washington crossing the Delaware. Rafters interested in a shorter excursion can put in alongside the tubers and kayakers at the Powers Island branch in Sandy Springs between noon and 1:30 p.m. for a two-hour float. All trips end at the Paces Mill branch near Highway 41 in Atlanta and guests—unlike hitchhikers—are responsible for their own transportation, though a $10 transportation service is available. Kayaking and tubing is only valid for the Powers Island branch two-hour float.
High Country Outfitters provides all necessary equipment for river journeys, though riders should pack their own lunch to fuel arm-powered propulsion or feed docile dilophosauruses hiding in the underbrush. Groupon customers also receive $10 off any retail item purchases made in either High Country Outfitters' Buckhead or the Avenue East Cobb stores.
High Country Outfitters
In 1975, four friends with hearts full of the great outdoors decided they needed a place to get gear indoors. This quest for adventuring equipment lead Bubba Sloan, Gerald Marshall, Denny Mays, and Ned Buxton to found High Country Outfitters as a gear shop for all manner of activities performed under the sun. These days, Bubba runs the retail side of things in Buckhead, while Gerald continues to captain daring cruises down the Ocoee River's relentless rapids. The store kits out customers for safe communing with nature with tools and togs from manufacturers including The North Face, Patagonia, and Big Green Egg, whose verdantly painted smoker grill creates hot meals in the midst of a long trip or particularly boring wait in the airport. Meanwhile, guides lead expeditionary parties along on waterborne trips down the Middle and Upper Ocoee’s burbling banks, recapturing the sun-dappled fun that inspired the store's creation in the first place.