|Shades of Deliverance|
No doubt about it, the sound of Dueling Banjos make a grown man shake in his boots ~ that is, if he remembers Deliverance, and the scene that kept 1972 audiences shivering at the thought of it.
Visiting Georgia is not as dangerous as all that. You're more likely to be "et by a bear," as the old-timers would say, though even that is an exaggeration. (Black bears are not too aggressive.) You don't meet many true hillbillies these days. I'm not sure if our locals ever were as creepy as those people in Deliverance. But come to think of it, there was that time I saw my mother talking to a monster. He was as strange as that boy in Deliverance. But scarier...
Parts of Georgia are too civilized for words: Atlanta, infrastructurally speaking, and Savannah being aristocratically inclined. You might meet up with an eccentric character or two. That's a given in the South. As for whitewater rafting, try shooting the rapids of the Ocoee River (or Toccoa, in North Georgia). The part that runs through Ducktown, Tennessee, was used during the 1996 Olympics. Deliverance was filmed over on the Chattooga, though, and parts of it were filmed at Tallulah Gorge near Toccoa.