natefry

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

natefry wrote 330 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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2017 APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip

james wrote 330 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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2017 APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip

bozemankayaker wrote 330 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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2017 APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip

tommygunn wrote 330 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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APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

james wrote 1448 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

james wrote 1448 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

tommygunn wrote 1449 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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james

APE’s Winter Meeting

james wrote 1647 days ago:


WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2014 @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

This will be a potluck so break out those favorite recipes and get to cookin’ something good to share! The club will provide the meat and bread. You will be responsible for your own beverage. We will be discussing 2014 events and conducting officer elections.  Here is our current list of officers FYI:

President: Ryan Shealy

Cruise Director: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Scott Fisher

Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry Griffin

Social Director/Marketing: Laura Ward

Conservation: Debbie Briscoe

Website: Erin Weatherford

TEHCC Liaison: George Mauger – Resigning



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APE’s Winter Meeting

tommygunn wrote 1647 days ago:


WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2014 @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

This will be a potluck so break out those favorite recipes and get to cookin’ something good to share! The club will provide the meat and bread. You will be responsible for your own beverage. We will be discussing 2014 events and conducting officer elections.  Here is our current list of officers FYI:

President: Ryan Shealy

Cruise Director: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Scott Fisher

Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry Griffin

Social Director/Marketing: Laura Ward

Conservation: Debbie Briscoe

Website: Erin Weatherford

TEHCC Liaison: George Mauger – Resigning



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APE’s Winter Meeting

natefry wrote 1647 days ago:


WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2014 @ 7:00-8:30 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

This will be a potluck so break out those favorite recipes and get to cookin’ something good to share! The club will provide the meat and bread. You will be responsible for your own beverage. We will be discussing 2014 events and conducting officer elections.  Here is our current list of officers FYI:

President: Ryan Shealy

Cruise Director: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Scott Fisher

Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry Griffin

Social Director/Marketing: Laura Ward

Conservation: Debbie Briscoe

Website: Erin Weatherford

TEHCC Liaison: George Mauger – Resigning



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