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Noli Triple Threat Triathlon

wildwildwes wrote 8 days ago:


Where agility rafts whitewater, where strength challenges obstacles and where endurance hikes mountains, The Triple Threat is the only event that begins on the churning whitewaters of the Nolichucky River and finishes with a battle against natures terrain. The Triple Threat is a triathlon event designed to challenge the most enthusiast competitor. While testing your skills and pushing you to the limit, this event will keep you screaming

Event website: http://nolitriplethreat.com/



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APE’s Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Course

wildwildwes wrote 8 days ago:


On the Nolichucky River

(Registration Deadline - August 19, 2017)

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. If you’ve already had the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Class and are looking to sharpen the skills that will help keep you and those you care about safe this is your chance.

The Advanced SWR Course is one in a series of swiftwater rescue courses offered through the American Canoe Association (ACA). This course is aimed at anyone desiring the opportunity to further develop their rescue skills first learned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course. Critical judgment and rescue awareness, impacting both personal and group safety, are emphasized throughout the course. Although new skills may be taught, this class focuses on developing judgment and applying skills in rescue scenarios that were first learned in the basic course.  The course will be predominantly scenario based in the context of a river trip—in other words, students will be moving downriver and responding to situations encountered along the way.  We feel that this is a logical progression from your previous training in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and will continue to help you refine your judgment and proficiency under realistic conditions that can best be achieved in the dynamic nature of an actual river trip.

Your instructor Scott Fisher is an ACA certified advanced swiftwater rescue and advanced whitewater kayak instructor and has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, including paddlers, outfitter guides, firefighters, rescue personnel and staff of youth camps.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Reinforce skills leaned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course

• Practice skills during multiple scenarios

• Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios

• Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills

COURSE PREREQUISITES Students are required to have completed an ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and should be comfortable on Class III water.  All paddle craft are welcome.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusik loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord)

Where: Nolichucky Gorge

When: August 26; optional knot-tying practice evening prior Aug 25th for those interested)

Cost: $85; APEs members can deduct $10; ACA members can further deduct $5

         (Non-Refundable after August 19th unless replacement found)

Time: Sat: 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. (EST); optional knot-tying Fri eve 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Lodging Options: Camping is available at Riverpark Campground or Nolichucky Gorge Campground, reserve with either campground directly.  Closest hotel is Mountain Inn & Suites, 2002 Temple Hill Rd, Erwin, TN (423) 743-4100.

Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 participants

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 Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615 by 8/19/2017.   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 Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at (276) 698-4644 or e-mail scottfisher00@gmail.com



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APE’s Swiftwater Rescue Refresher Course

wildwildwes wrote 8 days ago:


On the Nolichucky River

(Registration Deadline - July 15, 2017)

 

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. If you’ve already had the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Class and are looking to tune up the skills that will help keep you and those you care about safe this is your chance.

Your instructor Scott Fisher is an ACA certified advanced swiftwater rescue and advanced whitewater kayak instructor and has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, including paddlers, outfitter guides, firefighters, rescue personnel and staff of youth camps.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Reinforce skills leaned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course

• Practice skills during multiple scenarios

• Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios

COURSE PREREQUISITES Students are required to have completed an ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course.  All paddle craft are welcome.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat (optional), paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusik loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord)

WhereLower Nolichucky River

WhenJuly 22, 2017; optional knot-tying practice evening prior July 21st for those interested.

Time: Sat: 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. (EST); optional knot-tying Fri eve 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Cost: $80; APEs members can deduct $10; ACA members can further deduct $5

         (Non-Refundable after July 15th unless replacement found)

Lodging Options: Camping is available at Riverpark Campground or Nolichucky Gorge Campground, reserve with either campground directly.  Closest hotel is Mountain Inn & Suites, 2002 Temple Hill Rd, Erwin, TN (423) 743-4100.

Class Size: Class will be limited to 15 participants

REGISTRATIONThere are two ways to register to reserve your spot :

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.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at (276) 698-4644 or e-mail scottfisher00@gmail.com

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White Water Play Park Hearing

james wrote 14 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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White Water Play Park Hearing

tommygunn wrote 14 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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White Water Play Park Hearing

james wrote 14 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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White Water Play Park Hearing

saskia wrote 14 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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White Water Play Park Hearing

natefry wrote 14 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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White Water Play Park Hearing

tpotforsure wrote 15 days ago:


My friends, in today’s chaotic world, we are fortunate to have recreation outlets that we are privileged to participate in. In order to maintain forward momentum with certain projects, we must take a stand.

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Chelan County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing concerning the future of our parks in the valley. A white water play park is on the table and is in need of support.

The last parks and recreation meeting I attended was attended by more people representing whitewater kayaking than any other individual sport. If we can keep consistent representation, we will make progress.

Join us tonight at 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee at 7:00 pm. This may not show an immediate impact but it definitely cannot hurt.

I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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APE’s Paddle to the Grill

wildwildwes wrote 15 days ago:


 

 

 

It’s time to get your lake boat out and join us for a fun paddle to the grill for good food & fun!

 

Alternating from Boone Lake Marina, 452 Sportsman Dock Rd, Piney Flats, TN

And

Davis Marina & Boonies Restaurant & Pizzeria, Buffalo Rd, Blountville, TN

WE HAVE BOAT RAMPS AT BOTH LOCATIONS NOW ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE WATER!

When: Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Occurring weekly during the summer

Bring your recreation or touring kayak/canoe to meet with The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (http://www.riverapes.org/) & TN Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club (http://tehcc.org/)

We will be launching within 30 minutes of meeting to paddle 3 miles to one of the restaurants, which takes about an hour.

We’ll have dinner then paddle back under the stars!

As we may be paddling back during low or no light, please have a stern light for your boat and a head light for when we land.

PFD’s and Stern Lights are TWRA Regulation.

More Info: Debbie Briscoe 423-534-3636 or ldcakes@hotmail.com



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