What or Who are River People? Torg Stories Podcast

Asheville Outdoor Center, French Broad River, River Arts District

David Donnell of Asheville Outdoor Center and Torg

Asheville Outdoor Center owner David Donnell and I talk River People and about his twenty-five years in business on this week’s Torg Stories Podcast.

I met David when he did me the good deed of helping my family make our first 48 Hour Film Project movie. Dave put my oldest daughter in a kayak and then guided a raft next to her so we could film her on the French Broad River.

This an “audio only” podcast available here and in the podcast app of your iPhone if you search for “Torg Stories” and Podcasts.

It’s also a video podcast. Both the audio only and video versions are embedded below.

iTunes link

Some stuff that might be worth knowing or checking out:

  • The AOC is located at 521 Amboy Road. Asheville, North Carolina. 28806. Click here for their Facebook page.
  • AOC has a tap room. It’s a beautiful spot to grab a beer along the river.
  • Dave says development has impacted the way that the river handles heavy rains.
  • When the CFS (cubic feet per second water flow) is over 5,000, Dave doesn’t allow canoes.
  • A new bridge on his 7 mile float trip doesn’t allow boaters to pass under it if the CFS is over 5,000.
  • What new challenges does the river face because of its popularity?
  • I’d like to see one of these tire dances.
  • Scotty Richards, the original tire plucker, weekends spent picking up tires and trash, 12-15 years. Can I see his rubber tire plucking boat?

Dave gave a shout out to White Duck Taco. I’ve never been there. He said the fish tacos are good. I am a connoisseur of fish tacos. I’m planning a visit!

Asheville Outdoor Center, French Broad River,  Torg Stories, Bill Torgerson, things to do,

Podcast with Dave Donnell from Asheville Outdoor Center

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