It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Clips of the Week! This being the first full week of August, its seemed appropriate to have a water themed entry, so we have fly fishing Shenandoah, tubing, kayaking, and EXTREME kayaking for you, along with an important message form Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy, and remember, if you have a video you want featured in clips of the week, leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our favorite outdoor videos of the week that was:
1. Beautiful Brookies
We’ll kick off this week with a gorgeous little vid from our friends at Two Fisted Heart Productions (you may remember them from the tidal Potomac doc in the F3T, Urban Lines). The message is simple, you can always go home again…to fish, and features some awesome shots of wild Shenandoah National Park brook trout leaving the water in pursuit of yellow sallies. This is what small stream trout fishing is all about.
2. Watauga Whitewater
Want to know what running the Watauga in a kayak at 240 cfs is like? Here you go.
3. Ozone Falls First Descent
This is a little old – it’s from January – but we just came across it this week. This vid features the first descent of 100+ foot Ozone Falls in Cumberland County, Tennessee, by Pat Keller and was scouted and shot by BRO contributor Chris Gratgmans. The video’s title, and GrindTV.com post have the hilarious title of “Kayaker Survives 100 Foot Drop…” like he went over the falls by accident. You can read the full story of the descent in Canoe & Kayak magazine.
4. Tubing Never Looked So Good
Here is a short little ode to tubing on Deep Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Looks like a blast.
5. Writing, and Carving, on the Wall
This is a semi-public service announcement from Great Smoky Mountains National Park addressing graffiti and vandalism of historic buildings on park grounds. This has special relevance this week as several monuments around the East, including Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial, National Cathedral, and Smithsonian, and a statue of Jackie Robinson in New York. Vandalism in National Parks is on the rise across the nation, which is both baffling and infuriating.