saskia

APEs Big Laurel/FB9 Creeking Trip Report

saskia wrote 909 days ago:


The week of July 13th, 2015 was filled with heavy rains in the southeast which got many creeks and rivers up and running at very healthy flows during the week!  Big Laurel stayed above 1’-0” on the gauge Monday-Wednesday with all the rain.  This setup a possibility for the run to hold for a Saturday trip.  On Friday gauge readings came from the Laurel River Store that the run was at +1” on the gauge in the A.M. and the level only dropped to 0” in the P.M. (The run is consider runnable down to -6” on bridge gauge at the put-in).  Things were looking very promising for a good low runnable level on Saturday…

A poll was given to the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts earlier in the week to choose a class III run for a club river trip on Saturday, July 18, 2015.  A majority of the respondents were very interested in giving Big Laurel a go for a beginner creek style run if it was at a runnable level.  So after checking the level one final time on Friday afternoon the call was made to meet at the Big Laurel put-in Saturday morning to set shuttle for a run down to the French broad Section 9 take-out in Hot Springs.



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tommygunn

APEs Big Laurel/FB9 Creeking Trip Report

tommygunn wrote 909 days ago:


The week of July 13th, 2015 was filled with heavy rains in the southeast which got many creeks and rivers up and running at very healthy flows during the week!  Big Laurel stayed above 1’-0” on the gauge Monday-Wednesday with all the rain.  This setup a possibility for the run to hold for a Saturday trip.  On Friday gauge readings came from the Laurel River Store that the run was at +1” on the gauge in the A.M. and the level only dropped to 0” in the P.M. (The run is consider runnable down to -6” on bridge gauge at the put-in).  Things were looking very promising for a good low runnable level on Saturday…

A poll was given to the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts earlier in the week to choose a class III run for a club river trip on Saturday, July 18, 2015.  A majority of the respondents were very interested in giving Big Laurel a go for a beginner creek style run if it was at a runnable level.  So after checking the level one final time on Friday afternoon the call was made to meet at the Big Laurel put-in Saturday morning to set shuttle for a run down to the French broad Section 9 take-out in Hot Springs.



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bozemankayaker

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

bozemankayaker wrote 1270 days ago:


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NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.



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james

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

james wrote 1270 days ago:


APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.



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saskia

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

saskia wrote 1270 days ago:


APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.



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tommygunn

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

tommygunn wrote 1271 days ago:


APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.



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APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

natefry wrote 1271 days ago:


APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.



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