Tommy Penick Photo

Commercial and Outdoor Adventure Photographer

Green Race

A kayaker navigates the Notch above Gorilla on the Green River Mac McGee pushes through the bottom fluff at Scream Machine

Gorilla aka 'The Monkey', run backwards

Last weekend I had the pleasure of covering the Green River Race in Saluda, North Carolina for the Winston-Salem Journal. For those of ya'll that don't know, the Green Race is a 4 to 5 minute kayak race through the gnarliest fare of what the Green River has to offer, including racers getting to "spank the monkey" (stomping Gorilla), or "spank" it backwards, like pictured here. Congratulations to all the racers!