natefry

Ladies Green River Takeover

natefry wrote 837 days ago:


Green River Gorge

Saluda, North Carolina 28773
The idea of this day is to get as many awesome women as we can out on the Green river together. It will be all about simply having fun on the water together as a big group of rad ladies. All too often the river is filled with men and I want to have a day where the women take it over!The plan is to start with a group run on the Upper followed by a trip down the Narrows. If you’re not up for the Narrows, then we’ll have a group taking out after the Upper. It is not meant to be a day of instruction or ideal for first timers, but of course the idea would be to support each other, share lines, suggestions, etc…

After the run, we’d like to all come together at Fishtop for some drinks, light food and hanging ou…t! The event is sponsored by Dagger Kayaks and Adventure Technology Paddles.

Additionally the event will be a fundraiser for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, a fund to honor Shannon’s memory by supporting women in the paddling community. We are recommending (it is not required) a minimum $10 donation for the event which will also get you a raffle ticket and the chance to win a paddle from AT, a sparyskirt, throw bag and gear bag from Seals Sprayskirts and Accessories, gift certificates from Mountain Khakis, a pair of shoes from Astral Whitewater and great GIRLS AT PLAY swag!

Mark your calendars and share this event with anyone who might be interested! We want ALL women who feel comfortable paddling either the Upper Green or the Narrows. Lets see how many ladies we can get out there!

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james

Ladies Green River Takeover

james wrote 837 days ago:


Green River Gorge

Saluda, North Carolina 28773
The idea of this day is to get as many awesome women as we can out on the Green river together. It will be all about simply having fun on the water together as a big group of rad ladies. All too often the river is filled with men and I want to have a day where the women take it over!The plan is to start with a group run on the Upper followed by a trip down the Narrows. If you’re not up for the Narrows, then we’ll have a group taking out after the Upper. It is not meant to be a day of instruction or ideal for first timers, but of course the idea would be to support each other, share lines, suggestions, etc…

After the run, we’d like to all come together at Fishtop for some drinks, light food and hanging ou…t! The event is sponsored by Dagger Kayaks and Adventure Technology Paddles.

Additionally the event will be a fundraiser for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, a fund to honor Shannon’s memory by supporting women in the paddling community. We are recommending (it is not required) a minimum $10 donation for the event which will also get you a raffle ticket and the chance to win a paddle from AT, a sparyskirt, throw bag and gear bag from Seals Sprayskirts and Accessories, gift certificates from Mountain Khakis, a pair of shoes from Astral Whitewater and great GIRLS AT PLAY swag!

Mark your calendars and share this event with anyone who might be interested! We want ALL women who feel comfortable paddling either the Upper Green or the Narrows. Lets see how many ladies we can get out there!

Hosted by:



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james

APEs 4th of July Watauga Run & Campout

james wrote 880 days ago:


APE's LogoMark Your Calendars for the 4th of July Weekend (July 3-5, 2015)

Come camp and paddle with us on Friday & Saturday night and stay down on the cool banks of the Watauga River!

Normally the lake is backed up to this campground with flat still water. But with the lake down it flows fast and cold just like the upper part of the river right by this campground.



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james

Home Town Throw Downs Coming to Spokane

james wrote 900 days ago:


We are excited to bring the HTTD events to Spokane this summer. Our First event will be next Wednesday.
Down River Kayak Race on the Upper Spokane!!!!
• Next Wednesday June 10th at the Mission Trail Head in the Spokane Valley. Pre-Race Meeting at 5:15
• Short boater cross style race down the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole rapids. The number and size of heats will depend on how many come out to play.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family as the Centennial Trail is right next to these two rapids, making it easy to spectate.
• After wards we will finish up at the Mission Trail head for some laughs and swag.
The next HTTD is on Wednesday June 24th. The location and type of event will depend on water levels.
A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for providing the logistical pieces needed to make these fun grass root events happen. There will be plenty of pictures and stories to post soon.

Cheers



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bozemankayaker

Home Town Throw Downs Coming to Spokane

bozemankayaker wrote 900 days ago:


We are excited to bring the HTTD events to Spokane this summer. Our First event will be next Wednesday.
Down River Kayak Race on the Upper Spokane!!!!
• Next Wednesday June 10th at the Mission Trail Head in the Spokane Valley. Pre-Race Meeting at 5:15
• Short boater cross style race down the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole rapids. The number and size of heats will depend on how many come out to play.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family as the Centennial Trail is right next to these two rapids, making it easy to spectate.
• After wards we will finish up at the Mission Trail head for some laughs and swag.
The next HTTD is on Wednesday June 24th. The location and type of event will depend on water levels.
A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for providing the logistical pieces needed to make these fun grass root events happen. There will be plenty of pictures and stories to post soon.

Cheers



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tommygunn

Home Town Throw Downs Coming to Spokane

tommygunn wrote 900 days ago:


We are excited to bring the HTTD events to Spokane this summer. Our First event will be next Wednesday.
Down River Kayak Race on the Upper Spokane!!!!
• Next Wednesday June 10th at the Mission Trail Head in the Spokane Valley. Pre-Race Meeting at 5:15
• Short boater cross style race down the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole rapids. The number and size of heats will depend on how many come out to play.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family as the Centennial Trail is right next to these two rapids, making it easy to spectate.
• After wards we will finish up at the Mission Trail head for some laughs and swag.
The next HTTD is on Wednesday June 24th. The location and type of event will depend on water levels.
A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for providing the logistical pieces needed to make these fun grass root events happen. There will be plenty of pictures and stories to post soon.

Cheers



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natefry

Home Town Throw Downs Coming to Spokane

natefry wrote 900 days ago:


We are excited to bring the HTTD events to Spokane this summer. Our First event will be next Wednesday.
Down River Kayak Race on the Upper Spokane!!!!
• Next Wednesday June 10th at the Mission Trail Head in the Spokane Valley. Pre-Race Meeting at 5:15
• Short boater cross style race down the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole rapids. The number and size of heats will depend on how many come out to play.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family as the Centennial Trail is right next to these two rapids, making it easy to spectate.
• After wards we will finish up at the Mission Trail head for some laughs and swag.
The next HTTD is on Wednesday June 24th. The location and type of event will depend on water levels.
A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for providing the logistical pieces needed to make these fun grass root events happen. There will be plenty of pictures and stories to post soon.

Cheers



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tommygunn

COSTA RICA Sarapiqui River Festival!!!

tommygunn wrote 1092 days ago:


 The 4th Anual Sarapiqui River Festival in Costa Rica is well underway. Friday was the boater-cross on the Sarapiqui River and today the Extreme Creek Race on Poza Azul River. Tomorrow the festivities continue with the ramp, freestyle, an open down river competition, music, awards, good food and much more! PURA VIDA from COSTA RICA!!



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chilamatecostarica

COSTA RICA Sarapiqui River Festival!!!

chilamatecostarica wrote 1093 days ago:


 The 4th Anual Sarapiqui River Festival in Costa Rica is well underway. Friday was the boater-cross on the Sarapiqui River and today the Extreme Creek Race on Poza Azul River. Tomorrow the festivities continue with the ramp, freestyle, an open down river competition, music, awards, good food and much more! PURA VIDA from COSTA RICA!!

 

 

 

 



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bozemankayaker

Ocoee Surge

bozemankayaker wrote 1111 days ago:


Well, it’s been a crazy month!  From the beginning, I had a feeling it would be crazy.  It all started with what we thought would be a normal day on the river.  It was everything but normal.  We put in at the Ocoee River, like we always do, and being a dam released river we are used to the same flows (between 800 and 1800).  Getting into my boat at the put-in, I hear a raft guide talking about how the upper has just got to the middle and it is surging right in front of our eyes.  We just thought that it was going from 800 cfs to 1200 cfs.  We were wrong!  As we peeled out down Grumpy’s, we quickly realized that it was well over 1200 cfs.  Continuing our paddle down to staging eddy we knew we were going in for a ride, but there was no sign of danger and all the rafts were still operating as normal, so on to Broken Nose we went.  Arriving at Broken Nose was where I realized the water was easily exceeding 3000cfs.  The water was changing dramatically, causing boats to get pushed left into a rock on the left side of Broken Nose.  We eddied out on river right and I heard someone say that they stopped all raft tours because the water was too high.  Proceeding to Slice and Dice, I was telling a friend that I didn’t want to get stuck in the bottom hole between Broken Nose and Slice and Dice.  The good news is I didn’t get stuck in that hole, but I did get stuck in the one above it.  After a surf there, we were having a blast, but with the thought of the river rising in the back of our minds, we were cautious.  We arrived at the rapid Flipper and normally you could boof a sneak on the left or just drop right in the middle for a ride. With the water this high we decided to scout.  Looking at the boof, we were glad we got out.  The ledge that we normally boof was now a low head dam type of hole. We found a line on the far right that was doable, so we went for it.  It turned out to be super fun!  Heart’s pumping and nerves on edge, we stopped at Go Forth to drain our boats and take a breather.  When we pulled up we quickly realized that the water was so high we could paddle all the way under the bridge.  Normally you wouldn’t be able to do this.  Nervous but ready for more, we continued down to Table Saw.   My initial thought was to eddy out above the rapid but my crew was continuing down without stopping.  I followed a friend down and about half way in the rapid I see him getting pushed from far river left on the rapid to far river right, really quickly.  I knew then that I was going on another ride.  I pointed my boat toward river left because I didn’t want the lateral to flip me over.  As soon as I hit that lateral it forced me to the right, really fast, right into the sieve rock and flipped me over.  I went for a back deck roll immediately and failed, so I switched to a C to C for better purchase, and failed two more times.  Thinking I was going to swim down the next couple of rapids, I had to get up. One more roll and I was relieved to get air and paddling hard to keep from going down the next rapid backwards.  Once in an eddy, I needed a break!  We sat and watched raft after raft getting beat down at Table Saw and one even resulted in a tragedy which we were unaware of until we got a little further down river, making the rest of the run a little eerie.  Looking at every boof that we were used to boofing completely under water, we finally came to Hell Hole and boy was it a blast!   During this entire episode I loaned my brand new, never used Jackson Dynamic Duo to my friends for the run, and what a run it was for them.  By the end of the day they were surfing Power House and having a fantastic day on the river. Later that day we found out that the surge happened because of a broken generator.  Apparently they set off warning sirens but only on the upper section and where we couldn’t hear them, at that time.  Running rivers is always a risk, and sometimes can be deadly, but we take those chances for the reward of this sport.  Two weeks later I took my son down the Ocoee River and had an excellent time!  It remains one of my favorite training rivers.Check out the video on the right or with this link  http://youtu.be/YAvLuHbkSsY?list=UU1IWhAV2wQhYEB7-LZXYxww



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