bozemankayaker

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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tommygunn

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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james

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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saskia

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

saskia 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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james

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

james wrote 405 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heat

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natefry

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

natefry wrote 405 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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bozemankayaker

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

bozemankayaker wrote 405 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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saskia

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

saskia wrote 405 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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james

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

james wrote 405 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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saskia

Hootenanny Hang Weekend

saskia wrote 406 days ago:


A Hammock Forum Group Hang is coming to our area June 9-11 at Blackberry Blossom Farm in Unicoi, TN!



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