bozemankayaker

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

bozemankayaker wrote 114 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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Hootenanny Hang Weekend

saskia wrote 190 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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Hootenanny Hang Weekend

natefry wrote 190 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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james

Hootenanny Hang Weekend

james wrote 190 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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bozemankayaker

Hootenanny Hang Weekend

bozemankayaker wrote 190 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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Hootenanny Hang Weekend

tommygunn wrote 190 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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Hootenanny Hang Weekend

james wrote 190 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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2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

bozemankayaker wrote 198 days ago:


The first event in the 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 15 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had some spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild cloudy skies.

The river level was around 1,200 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results

Women’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Sarah Reis – Green Boat

2. Maggie Darden – Green Boat

Men’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Ryan Horn – Stinger

2. Jeff Vannoy – Green Boat

3. Wesley R. Bradley – Karma Unlimited

4. Steven Adams – Karma Unlimited

Men’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Rahul Subramainian – Remix 69

2. Mike Crooks – Fun Runner 70

3. Elliot Wolff – Bazooka

4. Andy Woods – 9R

5. Isaac Balaicuis – Duckie

Women’s SUP:

1. Kathryn Bogdanescu

Men’s SUP:

1. Jack Nelson

2. Will Saylor

3. Tom Huml

 (Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 Thank you to all the racers for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 SUP swimmer during the event at the finish.

*Some rocks may have been loaded into a racers boats prior to the race and going unnoticed complete the race in tow!

*Every competitor and/or volunteer in the event went home with a prize!

Event #1 Photo Album Link:

Cheryl Killman’s HTTD #1 photo album



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bozemankayaker

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

bozemankayaker wrote 198 days ago:


The first event in the 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 15 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had some spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild cloudy skies.

The river level was around 1,200 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results

Women’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Sarah Reis – Green Boat

2. Maggie Darden – Green Boat

Men’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Ryan Horn – Stinger

2. Jeff Vannoy – Green Boat

3. Wesley R. Bradley – Karma Unlimited

4. Steven Adams – Karma Unlimited

Men’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Rahul Subramainian – Remix 69

2. Mike Crooks – Fun Runner 70

3. Elliot Wolff – Bazooka

4. Andy Woods – 9R

5. Isaac Balaicuis – Duckie

Women’s SUP:

1. Kathryn Bogdanescu

Men’s SUP:

1. Jack Nelson

2. Will Saylor

3. Tom Huml

 (Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 Thank you to all the racers for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 SUP swimmer during the event at the finish.

*Some rocks may have been loaded into a racers boats prior to the race and going unnoticed complete the race in tow!

*Every competitor and/or volunteer in the event went home with a prize!

Event #1 Photo Album Link:

Cheryl Killman’s HTTD #1 photo album



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2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

james wrote 198 days ago:


The first event in the 2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 15 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had some spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mild cloudy skies.

The river level was around 1,200 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA Raft river access and the finish line was the Chestoa Pike Bridge 1.5 miles downstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids and a couple of islands to negotiate along the way.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all!

2017 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results

Women’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Sarah Reis – Green Boat

2. Maggie Darden – Green Boat

Men’s K-1 Long Boat:

1. Ryan Horn – Stinger

2. Jeff Vannoy – Green Boat

3. Wesley R. Bradley – Karma Unlimited

4. Steven Adams – Karma Unlimited

Men’s K-1 Short Boat:

1. Rahul Subramainian – Remix 69

2. Mike Crooks – Fun Runner 70

3. Elliot Wolff – Bazooka

4. Andy Woods – 9R

5. Isaac Balaicuis – Duckie

Women’s SUP:

1. Kathryn Bogdanescu

Men’s SUP:

1. Jack Nelson

2. Will Saylor

3. Tom Huml

 (Click here for a PDF copy of Event #1 Results)

 Thank you to all the racers for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #1!

Event Highlights:

*We had 1 SUP swimmer during the event at the finish.

*Some rocks may have been loaded into a racers boats prior to the race and going unnoticed complete the race in tow!

*Every competitor and/or volunteer in the event went home with a prize!

Event #1 Photo Album Link:

Cheryl Killman’s HTTD #1 photo album



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