Chattooga River is best known for its steep, technical and powerful rapids (well, that and for being the filming site for the movie Deliverance) -- but a trip down Section IV of the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River isn't just a wild ride. The pools are as spectacular as the rapids, and highlights that stand out in most rafters' minds include the side trip to Long Creek Falls and paddling beside Raven Cliffs. Yesterday our group had the river to ourselves from start to finish, which is more the norm than the exception, and we enjoyed the bonus of catching the mountain laurel in full bloom. Rafting the Chattooga has such a wilderness feel that it's really hard to believe you're only two hours from Atlanta. To learn more, visit Southeastern Expeditions.