This Discussion with Kelton Bailey: “Through paddling the Mississippi River, Source to Sea” will be held at the Franklin Library on February 1 at 6:30pm. Brent Martin, Executive Director of the BRBTC, will spend time with Kelton to present anecdotes, facts, photos, and video about a different sort of epic journey through the beating heartland of the USA. There will be time dedicated to answering questions afterwards. This is a low-key event scheduled specifically to sate curiosity and answer local questions about a not-quite-local adventure.
Kelton Bailey lives in Franklin and recently solo kayak paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River. Kelton works at Outdoor76 in Franklin, is a professional outdoor leader and enthusiast who has spent nearly a decade leading rafting, canoeing, and hiking trips as nearby as the Nantahala River and as faraway as Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
You can find photos from Kelton’s paddle trip on Instagram.
This is an absolute must-attend for anyone wondering where on earth the water in the Little Tennessee River goes after it wanders out of Franklin and Macon County.
This event is free and open to the public and hosted by the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy (BRBTC). If you would like to make a donation to the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy, click over and become a member with your contribution. We are a 100% donation and volunteer supported organization and your contribution will support more events like this one.
We hope to see you on the 1st!