natefry

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

natefry wrote 57 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 57 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 57 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 Overnighter

james wrote 490 days ago:


When – July 9-10, 2016
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Where – USA Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650
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Have you ever wanted to camp out of your white water boat? Here is your chance to give it a try on an overnight trip in the Noli Gorge!
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Everyone has been asking for this one, so here we go! The plan is to meet up Saturday July 9th mid-morning at USA Raft. USA Raft will shuttle us up to the put-in and we will start making our way down the gorge. We will camp on the river side that night and finish out the run Sunday the 10th.
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We will likely also do some climbing when we get to camp for anyone that wants to check out that scene.
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We have a couple rafts lined up to help carry any gear that you may not be able to fit in your boat. The goal with t…his is to not have to buy anything special you may not have to pull off camping out of a white water boat.
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To join this trip, contact the trip coordinator and let him know about your skillset and gear concerns.
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Trip Coordinator: Jeremy Gass – (276) 614-0936 or jeremy_gass@hotmail.com



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natefry

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge Overnighter

natefry wrote 490 days ago:


When – July 9-10, 2016
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Where – USA Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650
-
Have you ever wanted to camp out of your white water boat? Here is your chance to give it a try on an overnight trip in the Noli Gorge!
-
Everyone has been asking for this one, so here we go! The plan is to meet up Saturday July 9th mid-morning at USA Raft. USA Raft will shuttle us up to the put-in and we will start making our way down the gorge. We will camp on the river side that night and finish out the run Sunday the 10th.
-
We will likely also do some climbing when we get to camp for anyone that wants to check out that scene.
-
We have a couple rafts lined up to help carry any gear that you may not be able to fit in your boat. The goal with t…his is to not have to buy anything special you may not have to pull off camping out of a white water boat.
-
To join this trip, contact the trip coordinator and let him know about your skillset and gear concerns.
-

Trip Coordinator: Jeremy Gass – (276) 614-0936 or jeremy_gass@hotmail.com



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saskia

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge Overnighter

saskia wrote 490 days ago:


When – July 9-10, 2016
-
Where – USA Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650
-
Have you ever wanted to camp out of your white water boat? Here is your chance to give it a try on an overnight trip in the Noli Gorge!
-
Everyone has been asking for this one, so here we go! The plan is to meet up Saturday July 9th mid-morning at USA Raft. USA Raft will shuttle us up to the put-in and we will start making our way down the gorge. We will camp on the river side that night and finish out the run Sunday the 10th.
-
We will likely also do some climbing when we get to camp for anyone that wants to check out that scene.
-
We have a couple rafts lined up to help carry any gear that you may not be able to fit in your boat. The goal with t…his is to not have to buy anything special you may not have to pull off camping out of a white water boat.
-
To join this trip, contact the trip coordinator and let him know about your skillset and gear concerns.
-

Trip Coordinator: Jeremy Gass – (276) 614-0936 or jeremy_gass@hotmail.com



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tommygunn

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge Overnighter

tommygunn wrote 490 days ago:


When – July 9-10, 2016
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Where – USA Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650
-
Have you ever wanted to camp out of your white water boat? Here is your chance to give it a try on an overnight trip in the Noli Gorge!
-
Everyone has been asking for this one, so here we go! The plan is to meet up Saturday July 9th mid-morning at USA Raft. USA Raft will shuttle us up to the put-in and we will start making our way down the gorge. We will camp on the river side that night and finish out the run Sunday the 10th.
-
We will likely also do some climbing when we get to camp for anyone that wants to check out that scene.
-
We have a couple rafts lined up to help carry any gear that you may not be able to fit in your boat. The goal with t…his is to not have to buy anything special you may not have to pull off camping out of a white water boat.
-
To join this trip, contact the trip coordinator and let him know about your skillset and gear concerns.
-

Trip Coordinator: Jeremy Gass – (276) 614-0936 or jeremy_gass@hotmail.com



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Kayaking Rock Island

saskia wrote 617 days ago:


For all of you in Atlanta who haven’t taken the trip up to Rock Island, you should! Especially in the winter months. The Falls (or Spout) runs a bunch in the winter time, for some 18 to 25 ft drops that can be ran all day long. Not into waterfalls? ITS OKAY, there is some sweet waves and holes below “the spout” that is the training grounds for the Jacksons, Clay Wright and Stephen Wright. During the winter months you may be paddling with Dane, Nick, Stephen or Emily on a regular basis. Its about a 4 hour drive ( being conservative ) to get here and it is a beautiful drive. So get up there and check it out!! Look up The Happy Kayakers, they can help you with accommodations shuttles or whatever you need really. FANTASTIC people!!

Check out this video we made of Rock Island!!

Rock Island Video



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Kayaking Rock Island

tommygunn wrote 617 days ago:


For all of you in Atlanta who haven’t taken the trip up to Rock Island, you should! Especially in the winter months. The Falls (or Spout) runs a bunch in the winter time, for some 18 to 25 ft drops that can be ran all day long. Not into waterfalls? ITS OKAY, there is some sweet waves and holes below “the spout” that is the training grounds for the Jacksons, Clay Wright and Stephen Wright. During the winter months you may be paddling with Dane, Nick, Stephen or Emily on a regular basis. Its about a 4 hour drive ( being conservative ) to get here and it is a beautiful drive. So get up there and check it out!! Look up The Happy Kayakers, they can help you with accommodations shuttles or whatever you need really. FANTASTIC people!!

Check out this video we made of Rock Island!!

Rock Island Video



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Kayaking Rock Island

bozemankayaker wrote 617 days ago:


For all of you in Atlanta who haven’t taken the trip up to Rock Island, you should! Especially in the winter months. The Falls (or Spout) runs a bunch in the winter time, for some 18 to 25 ft drops that can be ran all day long. Not into waterfalls? ITS OKAY, there is some sweet waves and holes below “the spout” that is the training grounds for the Jacksons, Clay Wright and Stephen Wright. During the winter months you may be paddling with Dane, Nick, Stephen or Emily on a regular basis. Its about a 4 hour drive ( being conservative ) to get here and it is a beautiful drive. So get up there and check it out!! Look up The Happy Kayakers, they can help you with accommodations shuttles or whatever you need really. FANTASTIC people!!

Check out this video we made of Rock Island!!

Rock Island Video



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