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Locals compete in Mountain Crawl
Pictured before the kayaking portion of Saturdays Mountain Crawl are, from left, Rachel Kirby, Jackie Smith, Karen Adcock, Paige Northcutt, Leslie Hoover and Becky Gipson.
Jackson Kayak emerged as the team winner and Linsey Youngblood posted the best individual time as the Chamber of Commerce held its first Mountain Crawl on Saturday.The event combined cave exploration with cycling and kayaking to create a unique athletic competition. Chamber president Mandy Eller said the Mountain Crawl is as much about enjoying the outdoors as it is about finishing first.“It’s about athletic ability, but it’s also about getting out and enjoying our natural landscapes,” said Eller. “That’s the way we want to keep it.