The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A hair-raising, self-supported, seven-day descent through a 7,000-foot-deep canyon sprinkled with Class IV and V rapids. Also included are visits to ancient holy sites on the islands of Lake Tana.
When to go: November
Travel advisory: Experts only. You should be comfortable paddling the Gauley, Chattooga, or other Class IV-V rivers. Most participants bring their own kayaks.