Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is one of the premier adventure outfitters in the world. We went to the GAF 2012 festival this past weekend and it was a real treat. It is held at their headquarters on the Nantahala River in the Nantahala Gorge between Bryson City and Andrews, NC. It was far more polished and structured than in years past. It was a lot of fun when it was just a bunch of whitewater paddlers selling each other their used gear with a few whitewater vendors selling the newest, hottest, shiniest offerings of the year. But, the more organized,structured event was great also. Lots of activities going on all the time, lots of stuff to buy for folks with pockets full of cash, lots of the newest stuff for the whitewater afficionado to try and perhaps sell at next year's GAF festival. I spent a lot of my time at Slow Joe's Cafe on the other side of the River from the store watching people paddle the little rapids there and a guy showing off his skills on a bicycle. The chili at Slow Joe's is incredible... some of the best I have ever eaten (the event and the location may have something to do with it but it is great chili).
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