tommygunn

APE Strokes & Concepts Clinic with Stephen Wright

tommygunn wrote 39 days ago:


A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your paddling techniques!

(Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Kayak Factory Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, US Freestyle team member 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, & 2017, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to deal deeper into proper paddling techniques in a kayak.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.



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wildwildwes

APE Strokes & Concepts Clinic with Stephen Wright

wildwildwes wrote 39 days ago:


A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your paddling techniques!

(Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Kayak Factory Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, US Freestyle team member 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, & 2017, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to deal deeper into proper paddling techniques in a kayak.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The focus is a comprehensive instructional program on the skills of maneuvering your kayak in the most efficient ways.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should have their own kayak and gear.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

WHERE: Freedom Hall Pool: 1320 Pactolas Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M.

COST: $50 for APEs members  (includes pool use fee); $60 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).  Non-Refundable after Jan 29 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants

 

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, appropriate footwear, drinking water

 

REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Wesley R. Bradley: 243 Old Lacy Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS: Contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com or 423-647-1321



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natefry

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

natefry wrote 135 days ago:


When: Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: Atlantic Ale House - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

What: an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE. This is an awesome documentary showcasing Chris Galloway’s journey to enter the world class Green Race. This race takes place every November on the class V+ Green river narrows near Asheville,NC.

ATLANTIC ALE HOUSE has agreed to let us host this event. This is a family friendly and chill environment. They have 16 local brews on tap and a food truck (taco truck I think) that sells sodas and food. Please arrive at 7 to get a seat and movie will show around 7:30, lasting approx one hour.

The move can be previewed here: https://youtu.be/kR0pgjlDEyk
Also I’m sure you will love this movie and can purchase it online at: www.theATmovie.com/shop.



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james

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

james wrote 135 days ago:


When: Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: Atlantic Ale House - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

What: an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE. This is an awesome documentary showcasing Chris Galloway’s journey to enter the world class Green Race. This race takes place every November on the class V+ Green river narrows near Asheville,NC.

ATLANTIC ALE HOUSE has agreed to let us host this event. This is a family friendly and chill environment. They have 16 local brews on tap and a food truck (taco truck I think) that sells sodas and food. Please arrive at 7 to get a seat and movie will show around 7:30, lasting approx one hour.

The move can be previewed here: https://youtu.be/kR0pgjlDEyk
Also I’m sure you will love this movie and can purchase it online at: www.theATmovie.com/shop.



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tommygunn

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

tommygunn wrote 135 days ago:


When: Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: Atlantic Ale House - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

What: an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE. This is an awesome documentary showcasing Chris Galloway’s journey to enter the world class Green Race. This race takes place every November on the class V+ Green river narrows near Asheville,NC.

ATLANTIC ALE HOUSE has agreed to let us host this event. This is a family friendly and chill environment. They have 16 local brews on tap and a food truck (taco truck I think) that sells sodas and food. Please arrive at 7 to get a seat and movie will show around 7:30, lasting approx one hour.

The move can be previewed here: https://youtu.be/kR0pgjlDEyk
Also I’m sure you will love this movie and can purchase it online at: www.theATmovie.com/shop.



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wildwildwes

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

wildwildwes wrote 135 days ago:


When: Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Where: Atlantic Ale House - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

What: an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE. This is an awesome documentary showcasing Chris Galloway’s journey to enter the world class Green Race. This race takes place every November on the class V+ Green river narrows near Asheville,NC.

ATLANTIC ALE HOUSE has agreed to let us host this event. This is a family friendly and chill environment. They have 16 local brews on tap and a food truck (taco truck I think) that sells sodas and food. Please arrive at 7 to get a seat and movie will show around 7:30, lasting approx one hour.

The move can be previewed here: https://youtu.be/kR0pgjlDEyk
Also I’m sure you will love this movie and can purchase it online at: www.theATmovie.com/shop.



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APE’s Lower Doe River Cleanup

bozemankayaker wrote 149 days ago:


Meeting at Green Bridge Landing river access across from Hampton High School at 10:00 A.M. to clean the Lower Doe River section to Valley Forge, TN.  Jerry Griffin will discuss the sections that he has mapped and crews assigned at the river access Saturday morning.

Most of the cleanup will be wading and walking the river banks to collect trash. We can still use boats to haul trash out on by pulling them with our rope, but at these levels the water will to shallow to paddle in most places.
We want to get as much trash as possible out of the river, but are looking to clean up to the flood plain for safety reasons and time limitations.  We will carry the trash to the roadside for pickup and removal.  Carter County is placing a dumpster at Green Bridge Landing to collect all trash from cleanup.  APE’s will provide trash bags and gloves to all participants.

Return to Green Bridge Landing by 4:00 PM for a pizza party from Jiggy Ray’s (http://jiggyrays.com/).



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saskia

APE’s Lower Doe River Cleanup

saskia wrote 149 days ago:


Meeting at Green Bridge Landing river access across from Hampton High School at 10:00 A.M. to clean the Lower Doe River section to Valley Forge, TN.  Jerry Griffin will discuss the sections that he has mapped and crews assigned at the river access Saturday morning.

Most of the cleanup will be wading and walking the river banks to collect trash. We can still use boats to haul trash out on by pulling them with our rope, but at these levels the water will to shallow to paddle in most places.
We want to get as much trash as possible out of the river, but are looking to clean up to the flood plain for safety reasons and time limitations.  We will carry the trash to the roadside for pickup and removal.  Carter County is placing a dumpster at Green Bridge Landing to collect all trash from cleanup.  APE’s will provide trash bags and gloves to all participants.

Return to Green Bridge Landing by 4:00 PM for a pizza party from Jiggy Ray’s (http://jiggyrays.com/).



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wildwildwes

APE’s Lower Doe River Cleanup

wildwildwes wrote 149 days ago:


Meeting at Green Bridge Landing river access across from Hampton High School at 10:00 A.M. to clean the Lower Doe River section to Valley Forge, TN.  Jerry Griffin will discuss the sections that he has mapped and crews assigned at the river access Saturday morning.

Most of the cleanup will be wading and walking the river banks to collect trash. We can still use boats to haul trash out on by pulling them with our rope, but at these levels the water will to shallow to paddle in most places.
We want to get as much trash as possible out of the river, but are looking to clean up to the flood plain for safety reasons and time limitations.  We will carry the trash to the roadside for pickup and removal.  Carter County is placing a dumpster at Green Bridge Landing to collect all trash from cleanup.  APE’s will provide trash bags and gloves to all participants.

Return to Green Bridge Landing by 4:00 PM for a pizza party from Jiggy Ray’s (http://jiggyrays.com/).

 

What to bring:

  • paddling gear, boat and rope
  • sturdy shoes to wade in the river and hike the river bank
  • chair for the pizza party



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natefry

2017 APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip

natefry wrote 187 days ago:


This past Saturday (8/19/2017) was the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (http://www.riverapes.org/) annual river trips on the Nolichucky Gorge geared for first timers.  This river trip has been a staple event almost every year for the club since its establishment all the way back in 1986.  The APE’s also leads a trip on the Lower Nolichucky during this event for an easier whitewater river trip option.

For the past 6 years the APE’s Cruise Director has had the pleasure to work with USA Raft to make this trip run like a well oiled machine.  USA Raft provides the APE’s a great place to stage and use their facility for the put-in/take-out for both the gorge and lower river trips.  They also provide shuttle service using one of their raft buses and a trailer to haul all the kayaks to the gorge put-in.  After the river trips, the APE’s picnic is hosted back at USA Raft in their café facility.  All this together makes for a fantastic river experience for all the paddlers thanks to USA Raft!

This year’s gorge trip was once again another good time for all who joined!  The group had a nice 825 CFS river level and the weather was warm & sunny.  23 paddlers were in the group that included: 13 kayakers, 1 ThrillKat and three raft crews.  The group only has two first timers this year, so the trip was modified from year’s past.  Part of the group focused on guiding the first timers in a successful descent.  Another group worked and played the run in every possible way.  This made it a thrilling run for everyone!

After the river trips, both the gorge paddlers and the lower paddlers came together with other who could not make the river trips in one large group to have a wonderful gathering at the annual APE’s picnic.  During the picnic, Rahual Subramanian, was awarded the “APE’s Rookie of the Year” award for his many PFD and progression through this paddling season.  Good food and fellowship were had by all in attendance! 



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