tommygunn

APE’s Celebrate 15 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

tommygunn wrote 576 days ago:


Saturday, June 18th, marked the 15th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event annually to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature presented it.

This year over 30 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground). Paddlers loaded up their kayaks, rafts, or canoes with trash collected from the banks and maneuvered their loads to drop off points where the land crew picked up the garbage and transported it to the local dump station.

In total, 4 truckloads of trash and 28 tires were removed from the river! Pictured below Jeff Vannoy, a volunteer for Team River Runner and member of the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts, picking up one of the many tires along the riverside.

After hours of hard work, volunteers enjoyed barbeque donated by Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City. A second part of the cleanup was a raffle for a Jackson FUN that was donated by Jackson Kayak. The proceeds of the raffle directly benefited Camp Bays Mountain as the group rebuilds its camp in a new location. Thanks to the generous donors and support of the paddling community, the APEs group was able to donate nearly $400 to Camp Bays Mountain!

Pictured below is Debbie Briscoe, the winner of the Jackson Kayak FUN and many-year coordinator of the cleanup, along with Wesley Bradley, the local Jackson Kayak Regional Team Member.

Overall the cleanup was a great success! USA Raft owner, Matt Moses, remarked, “You guys did awesome on the clean up! I paddled to Jackson Love yesterday and it looked so much better! We all love working with APEs and are proud to be your partner and home base on the Nolichucky!”

APE’s member, Jeff Baldwin, commented, “Great day on Saturday participating in the annual Nolichucky clean-up.  Awesome BBQ and good times hanging out with fellow paddlers. So enjoyed the day ………trying to remember if I gathered any trash… LOL!  Big thanks to Andrea Parra and Sara Reis as the event was a very nice start to their newly elected positions within the club!”

The APEs group is grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the cleanup successful. A special thanks to USA Raft for providing the cleanup location and for all they do to help local paddlers get out on the river. What a great day!

Sponsors: Jackson Kayak, Mountain Sports Ltd., Chaco, Astral Buoyancy, NRS, US Forest Service, Kokatat, Landmark Learning, USA Raft, Uncle Johnny’s Hostel, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City

-Report by: Andrea Gass-



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saskia

APE’s Celebrate 15 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

saskia wrote 576 days ago:


Saturday, June 18th, marked the 15th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event annually to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature presented it.

This year over 30 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground). Paddlers loaded up their kayaks, rafts, or canoes with trash collected from the banks and maneuvered their loads to drop off points where the land crew picked up the garbage and transported it to the local dump station.

In total, 4 truckloads of trash and 28 tires were removed from the river! Pictured below Jeff Vannoy, a volunteer for Team River Runner and member of the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts, picking up one of the many tires along the riverside.

After hours of hard work, volunteers enjoyed barbeque donated by Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City. A second part of the cleanup was a raffle for a Jackson FUN that was donated by Jackson Kayak. The proceeds of the raffle directly benefited Camp Bays Mountain as the group rebuilds its camp in a new location. Thanks to the generous donors and support of the paddling community, the APEs group was able to donate nearly $400 to Camp Bays Mountain!

Pictured below is Debbie Briscoe, the winner of the Jackson Kayak FUN and many-year coordinator of the cleanup, along with Wesley Bradley, the local Jackson Kayak Regional Team Member.

Overall the cleanup was a great success! USA Raft owner, Matt Moses, remarked, “You guys did awesome on the clean up! I paddled to Jackson Love yesterday and it looked so much better! We all love working with APEs and are proud to be your partner and home base on the Nolichucky!”

APE’s member, Jeff Baldwin, commented, “Great day on Saturday participating in the annual Nolichucky clean-up.  Awesome BBQ and good times hanging out with fellow paddlers. So enjoyed the day ………trying to remember if I gathered any trash… LOL!  Big thanks to Andrea Parra and Sara Reis as the event was a very nice start to their newly elected positions within the club!”

The APEs group is grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the cleanup successful. A special thanks to USA Raft for providing the cleanup location and for all they do to help local paddlers get out on the river. What a great day!

Sponsors: Jackson Kayak, Mountain Sports Ltd., Chaco, Astral Buoyancy, NRS, US Forest Service, Kokatat, Landmark Learning, USA Raft, Uncle Johnny’s Hostel, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City

-Report by: Andrea Gass-



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bozemankayaker

APE’s Celebrate 15 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

bozemankayaker wrote 576 days ago:


Saturday, June 18th, marked the 15th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event annually to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature presented it.

This year over 30 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground). Paddlers loaded up their kayaks, rafts, or canoes with trash collected from the banks and maneuvered their loads to drop off points where the land crew picked up the garbage and transported it to the local dump station.

In total, 4 truckloads of trash and 28 tires were removed from the river! Pictured below Jeff Vannoy, a volunteer for Team River Runner and member of the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts, picking up one of the many tires along the riverside.

After hours of hard work, volunteers enjoyed barbeque donated by Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City. A second part of the cleanup was a raffle for a Jackson FUN that was donated by Jackson Kayak. The proceeds of the raffle directly benefited Camp Bays Mountain as the group rebuilds its camp in a new location. Thanks to the generous donors and support of the paddling community, the APEs group was able to donate nearly $400 to Camp Bays Mountain!

Pictured below is Debbie Briscoe, the winner of the Jackson Kayak FUN and many-year coordinator of the cleanup, along with Wesley Bradley, the local Jackson Kayak Regional Team Member.

Overall the cleanup was a great success! USA Raft owner, Matt Moses, remarked, “You guys did awesome on the clean up! I paddled to Jackson Love yesterday and it looked so much better! We all love working with APEs and are proud to be your partner and home base on the Nolichucky!”

APE’s member, Jeff Baldwin, commented, “Great day on Saturday participating in the annual Nolichucky clean-up.  Awesome BBQ and good times hanging out with fellow paddlers. So enjoyed the day ………trying to remember if I gathered any trash… LOL!  Big thanks to Andrea Parra and Sara Reis as the event was a very nice start to their newly elected positions within the club!”

The APEs group is grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the cleanup successful. A special thanks to USA Raft for providing the cleanup location and for all they do to help local paddlers get out on the river. What a great day!

Sponsors: Jackson Kayak, Mountain Sports Ltd., Chaco, Astral Buoyancy, NRS, US Forest Service, Kokatat, Landmark Learning, USA Raft, Uncle Johnny’s Hostel, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City

-Report by: Andrea Gass-



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tommygunn

Win a Jackson Kayak Fun

tommygunn wrote 606 days ago:


Win a brand new 2016 Jackson Kayak Fun while supporting Camp Bays Mountain! http://www.campbaysmountain.com/

Big thanks to the supporting stores: Overmountain Outdoors, Mahoney’s Outfitters, Mountain Sports Ltd., USA Raft, & Uncle Johnny’s Hostel

Purchase tickets online prior to the event for $15 at

http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html



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How to Pack A Kayak For Camping Clinic

bozemankayaker wrote 691 days ago:


Ever wonder how to get all your camping gear for multi day trips into your kayak?

Come to Mountain Sports Thursday night, March 3rd, at 6:00 P.M. to see and learn how it’s done and what you’ll need!!

Mountain Sports LTD

1021 Commonwealth Ave
Bristol, Va 24201

http://mtnsportsltd.com/

We’re going to do a demonstration with a kayak & gear on how to prepare for it, pack it and get it to camp.

For more info contact: Debbie Briscoe ldcakes@hotmail.com or 423-534-3636



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saskia

How to Pack A Kayak For Camping Clinic

saskia wrote 691 days ago:


Ever wonder how to get all your camping gear for multi day trips into your kayak?

Come to Mountain Sports Thursday night, March 3rd, at 6:00 P.M. to see and learn how it’s done and what you’ll need!!

Mountain Sports LTD

1021 Commonwealth Ave
Bristol, Va 24201

http://mtnsportsltd.com/

We’re going to do a demonstration with a kayak & gear on how to prepare for it, pack it and get it to camp.

For more info contact: Debbie Briscoe ldcakes@hotmail.com or 423-534-3636



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How to Pack A Kayak For Camping Clinic

james wrote 691 days ago:


Ever wonder how to get all your camping gear for multi day trips into your kayak?

Come to Mountain Sports Thursday night, March 3rd, at 6:00 P.M. to see and learn how it’s done and what you’ll need!!

Mountain Sports LTD

1021 Commonwealth Ave
Bristol, Va 24201

http://mtnsportsltd.com/

We’re going to do a demonstration with a kayak & gear on how to prepare for it, pack it and get it to camp.

For more info contact: Debbie Briscoe ldcakes@hotmail.com or 423-534-3636



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natefry

A Perfect Spring

natefry wrote 981 days ago:


The past few months in Leavenworth have been one of the best spring season’s I’ve ever experienced here. It has been a perfect blend of great weather, ideal flows, and a solid stream of awesome friends coming through town. We have had days with good lines, late nights, and clean boofs, as well as beat downs, rough mornings, and lost gear. It is all part of the game and overall, the Leavenworth Zone has been incredible lately.

I have been spending most of my time in Tumwater Canyon. We have had a lot of first timers coming to the area to check the canyon off their bucket list, as well as a bunch of ballers from all over the world coming to see what that Tum is all about. It is the perfect stretch of river for those looking to step their game up, or those looking to prove that their balls are still there. The flows this spring have been hovering in the medium-low range which has been great because everything is safely runnable, but still has a big-water, rowdy feel. Not to mention, the whole run is roadside so you can cherry pick whichever rapids you are feeling that particular day. I have had some incredible days in the Canyon this spring and many memories, including moonlight laps, personal high-water descents, and some epic crews have come to visit. I’ve also had some of the worst beat downs of my kayaking career, but all is good, I’m still getting out there everyday.

Icicle Creek has been a little on the low side for the majority of the spring but has come in spontaneously with rain or streaks of warm weather. Last week, former World Kayak Ambassador Marco Colella and I rallied down Middle Icicle Creek at great flows. Middle Icicle is totally clear of Wood and everything is going great! Even with the lower flows, most rapids on Icicle Creek have been runnable, even though you might be leaving a fair amount of plastic behind. The next few weeks should host some prime levels for Upper and Middle Icicle as some serious precipitation is on the way. I even checked out the lower yesterday and you can today get down it no problem.

This coming weekend, May 16, is the first community event for the Leavenworth Summer Race Series. Starting this Saturday, we will be hosting a community kayaking event every other Saturday through the end of June. In true World Kayak fashion, the events are intended to bring the local kayaking community together and get everyone out on the river. As always, we have a ton of rad gear to hook all participants up with. If you are in the area, stop into Leavenworth Mountain Sports for more info. This weeks race registration will be at Riverside Park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 16.

The paddling has been prime out here and as I look out my window right now, it is pouring rain. We are expecting some great bumps in flows on both the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek. If you are thinking about coming to check out the goods, the next few weeks will be the time to do it. Our snow pack is not looking like we are going to have a long season so come and get it while the getting is good!



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saskia

A Perfect Spring

saskia wrote 981 days ago:


The past few months in Leavenworth have been one of the best spring season’s I’ve ever experienced here. It has been a perfect blend of great weather, ideal flows, and a solid stream of awesome friends coming through town. We have had days with good lines, late nights, and clean boofs, as well as beat downs, rough mornings, and lost gear. It is all part of the game and overall, the Leavenworth Zone has been incredible lately.

I have been spending most of my time in Tumwater Canyon. We have had a lot of first timers coming to the area to check the canyon off their bucket list, as well as a bunch of ballers from all over the world coming to see what that Tum is all about. It is the perfect stretch of river for those looking to step their game up, or those looking to prove that their balls are still there. The flows this spring have been hovering in the medium-low range which has been great because everything is safely runnable, but still has a big-water, rowdy feel. Not to mention, the whole run is roadside so you can cherry pick whichever rapids you are feeling that particular day. I have had some incredible days in the Canyon this spring and many memories, including moonlight laps, personal high-water descents, and some epic crews have come to visit. I’ve also had some of the worst beat downs of my kayaking career, but all is good, I’m still getting out there everyday.

Icicle Creek has been a little on the low side for the majority of the spring but has come in spontaneously with rain or streaks of warm weather. Last week, former World Kayak Ambassador Marco Colella and I rallied down Middle Icicle Creek at great flows. Middle Icicle is totally clear of Wood and everything is going great! Even with the lower flows, most rapids on Icicle Creek have been runnable, even though you might be leaving a fair amount of plastic behind. The next few weeks should host some prime levels for Upper and Middle Icicle as some serious precipitation is on the way. I even checked out the lower yesterday and you can today get down it no problem.

This coming weekend, May 16, is the first community event for the Leavenworth Summer Race Series. Starting this Saturday, we will be hosting a community kayaking event every other Saturday through the end of June. In true World Kayak fashion, the events are intended to bring the local kayaking community together and get everyone out on the river. As always, we have a ton of rad gear to hook all participants up with. If you are in the area, stop into Leavenworth Mountain Sports for more info. This weeks race registration will be at Riverside Park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 16.

The paddling has been prime out here and as I look out my window right now, it is pouring rain. We are expecting some great bumps in flows on both the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek. If you are thinking about coming to check out the goods, the next few weeks will be the time to do it. Our snow pack is not looking like we are going to have a long season so come and get it while the getting is good!



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bozemankayaker

A Perfect Spring

bozemankayaker wrote 981 days ago:


The past few months in Leavenworth have been one of the best spring season’s I’ve ever experienced here. It has been a perfect blend of great weather, ideal flows, and a solid stream of awesome friends coming through town. We have had days with good lines, late nights, and clean boofs, as well as beat downs, rough mornings, and lost gear. It is all part of the game and overall, the Leavenworth Zone has been incredible lately.

I have been spending most of my time in Tumwater Canyon. We have had a lot of first timers coming to the area to check the canyon off their bucket list, as well as a bunch of ballers from all over the world coming to see what that Tum is all about. It is the perfect stretch of river for those looking to step their game up, or those looking to prove that their balls are still there. The flows this spring have been hovering in the medium-low range which has been great because everything is safely runnable, but still has a big-water, rowdy feel. Not to mention, the whole run is roadside so you can cherry pick whichever rapids you are feeling that particular day. I have had some incredible days in the Canyon this spring and many memories, including moonlight laps, personal high-water descents, and some epic crews have come to visit. I’ve also had some of the worst beat downs of my kayaking career, but all is good, I’m still getting out there everyday.

Icicle Creek has been a little on the low side for the majority of the spring but has come in spontaneously with rain or streaks of warm weather. Last week, former World Kayak Ambassador Marco Colella and I rallied down Middle Icicle Creek at great flows. Middle Icicle is totally clear of Wood and everything is going great! Even with the lower flows, most rapids on Icicle Creek have been runnable, even though you might be leaving a fair amount of plastic behind. The next few weeks should host some prime levels for Upper and Middle Icicle as some serious precipitation is on the way. I even checked out the lower yesterday and you can today get down it no problem.

This coming weekend, May 16, is the first community event for the Leavenworth Summer Race Series. Starting this Saturday, we will be hosting a community kayaking event every other Saturday through the end of June. In true World Kayak fashion, the events are intended to bring the local kayaking community together and get everyone out on the river. As always, we have a ton of rad gear to hook all participants up with. If you are in the area, stop into Leavenworth Mountain Sports for more info. This weeks race registration will be at Riverside Park in Cashmere at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 16.

The paddling has been prime out here and as I look out my window right now, it is pouring rain. We are expecting some great bumps in flows on both the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek. If you are thinking about coming to check out the goods, the next few weeks will be the time to do it. Our snow pack is not looking like we are going to have a long season some come and get it while the getting is good!



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