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APE Creek Geeking Clinic – Monthly Social

tommygunn wrote 46 days ago:


Creeking is a style of whitewater paddling that is very different than typical big water rivers and is often misunderstood by new paddlers. Our local creeking legend and club Boofmaster, Wesley Bradley, will be providing us with a 90 minute introduction to this exciting whitewater genre. He will cover definitions, terminology, techniques needed, proper gear, and some creek locations.

We are allowed to bring in snacks and light refreshments. Please bring a paper and pencil, a boof quiz will follow the clinic.

This will be in Room 223 at the Toy F Reid Employee Center – 400 S Wilcox Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660

I will be purchasing pizza if you want to join my pizza order, please contact me.

Please join us afterwards for roll practice at the Kingsport Aquatic Center ($3).



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APE Creek Geeking Clinic – Monthly Social

bozemankayaker wrote 46 days ago:


Creeking is a style of whitewater paddling that is very different than typical big water rivers and is often misunderstood by new paddlers. Our local creeking legend and club Boofmaster, Wesley Bradley, will be providing us with a 90 minute introduction to this exciting whitewater genre. He will cover definitions, terminology, techniques needed, proper gear, and some creek locations.

We are allowed to bring in snacks and light refreshments. Please bring a paper and pencil, a boof quiz will follow the clinic.

This will be in Room 223 at the Toy F Reid Employee Center – 400 S Wilcox Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660

I will be purchasing pizza if you want to join my pizza order, please contact me.

Please join us afterwards for roll practice at the Kingsport Aquatic Center ($3).



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APE Creek Geeking Clinic – Monthly Social

wildwildwes wrote 46 days ago:


Creeking is a style of whitewater paddling that is very different than typical big water rivers and is often misunderstood by new paddlers. Our local creeking legend and club Boofmaster, Wesley Bradley, will be providing us with a 90 minute introduction to this exciting whitewater genre. He will cover definitions, terminology, techniques needed, proper gear, and some creek locations.

We are allowed to bring in snacks and light refreshments. Please bring a paper and pencil, a boof quiz will follow the clinic.

This will be in Room 223 at the Toy F Reid Employee Center – 400 S Wilcox Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660

I will be purchasing pizza if you want to join my pizza order, please contact me.

Please join us afterwards for roll practice at the Kingsport Aquatic Center ($3).

 

Event Contact:

Steven Adams

campingskeeter@gmail.com

423-650-1293

 



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APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup and Celebration

wildwildwes wrote 46 days ago:


When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hosted By: Appalachian Paddling Enthusiast’s (www.riverapes.org)

Location: U.S.A. Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin TN

Time: Registration starts at 11:00 AM at the APE’s Banner (Post Cleanup Celebration starts at 6:00 PM)

Participants will be assigned into Clean Teams and provided maps of clean-up locations and given trash bags and gloves.

There are plenty of clean-up opportunities of key areas for non-boaters as well as areas designated for individuals with their own boats or rafts.

FREE FOOD AND PRIZES!!! For cleanup participants after the clean-up, Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q and the fixins will be served-up by the A.P.E.’s in the Pavilion while you enjoy some fun fellowship and prize drawings!

WIN PRIZES FROM OUR SPONSORS!!!! During the Post Cleanup Celebration we will be drawing tickets for fantastic prizes. Prizes are being supplied by the following generous sponsors: Astral, Jackson Kayak, Shred Ready & others.

 

Supporting Sponsors: USA Raft, TVA, USDA, Washington Co. Tire Recycling Cent., and Wal-Mart

Helpful information: Be prepared with appropriate footwear, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. rafts, pickup trucks, and trailers will be helpful and appreciated. Consider bringing a packed lunch, boating equipment, rain gear, chairs, family, and friends.

Directions to USA Raft Nolichucky River

When using a GPS system, you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to avoid unpaved roads. Please select “no” you would not like to avoid unpaved roads. Our outpost is at the end of a gravel drive.

The Nolichucky River is about 50 miles from Asheville, NC (50 min.) and 1.5 hours from the Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk area of the high country in NC.

USA Raft Nolichucky River: Physical address: 2 Jones Branch Road. Erwin, TN 37650.

Once you arrive at Jones Branch Road, you will see the river on your right. Please continue 1.2 miles along this road. We are located at the end of the road.

 

For more information about the event Contact:

Trevor Lee

(434) 202-4171 or trevorlee69@gmail.com



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APE & TEHCC Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course

wildwildwes wrote 46 days ago:


(Registration Deadline – 5/12/2018) 

 

 

 

TEHCC LOGO If you’ve ever thought how much fun it would be to learn how to kayak now’s your chance!!  The Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course, sponsored by the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, will be held August 29th and 30th in the Tri-Cities area. The clinic is designed for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking that will ensure a fun and safe time on the river. No previous experience is necessary. Instruction will consist of one day on flat water and one day on the river. As in the past, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on safety. Participants will be responsible for providing their own gear and transportation, although loaner gear is available on a first come basis.

Minimum required gear: Whitewater kayak, double-bladed (kayak) paddle, whitewater helmet, spray skirt, PFD (life jacket), closed-toe water shoes or booties (sneakers are fine too but they’ll get wet).  Additionally, it is recommended that each student bring a wicking type shirt (no cotton) for wear while on the water, sunscreen and a rain jacket.  Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drinking water/sports drinks.

 

Schedule: 

May 19th (Saturday) Lake instruction, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Location: Warrior’s Path State Park.

Students must participate on Saturday to participate on Sunday.

 

May 20th (Sunday) River Trip, class II, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Location: Lower Nolichucky River.

Note: Instructors reserve the right to exclude anyone if they believe safety will be compromised.

 

Cost: $75.00 per student (which includes a $5 ACA event membership fee and a $10 APEs membership fee). If you are already a member of either organization deduct that portion of the cost.

 

REGISTRATION:  There are two ways to register:

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.  Your online registration will also double for your APE’s membership form.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Ryan Shealy: 215 Hawk Street, Blountville, TN 37617 by 5/12/2018.   No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will also double for your APE’s membership form.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Ryan at orion9909@yahoo.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS:

Ryan Shealy

APEs Safety and Education Co-Chair

423-963-6066

orion9909@yahoo.com

or

Jerry Smith

APEs Safety and Education Co-Chair

423-213-3337

jstylar@yahoo.com



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APE Tweetsie Trail Quarry Cleanup

tommygunn wrote 48 days ago:


Tuesday, March 13 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

321 Happy Valley Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601-8105



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APE Tweetsie Trail Quarry Cleanup

james wrote 48 days ago:


Tuesday, March 13 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

321 Happy Valley Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601-8105



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APE Tweetsie Trail Quarry Cleanup

james wrote 48 days ago:


Tuesday, March 13 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

321 Happy Valley Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601-8105



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4th Annual Bill Beazell Memorial Watauga River Cleanup

natefry wrote 48 days ago:


Saturday, March 17

8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Ingles Market

768 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN

Those participating in the river cleanup will meet in the Ingles parking lot in Elizabethton.

Participants may float, wade or walk.

Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

The post-event celebration will include free food and a participation raffle held at the Watauga River Lodge, 643 Smalling Rd, Watauga, TN.



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4th Annual Bill Beazell Memorial Watauga River Cleanup

tommygunn wrote 48 days ago:


Saturday, March 17

8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Ingles Market

768 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN

Those participating in the river cleanup will meet in the Ingles parking lot in Elizabethton.

Participants may float, wade or walk.

Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

The post-event celebration will include free food and a participation raffle held at the Watauga River Lodge, 643 Smalling Rd, Watauga, TN.



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