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Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) Grand Opening

james wrote 54 days ago:


The Tri-Cities region’s first comprehensive outdoor school,

Announces Grand Opening



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Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) Grand Opening

bozemankayaker wrote 54 days ago:


The Tri-Cities region’s first comprehensive outdoor school,

Announces Grand Opening



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NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

james wrote 116 days ago:


Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/



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NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

bozemankayaker wrote 116 days ago:


Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/



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NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

james wrote 116 days ago:


Photo by Dale Swanson

Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15th in the Tri-Cities! #beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge.

There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.

 Photo by Ryan Horn

Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course.

Photo by Chris Clark

There were a few good rowdy moments for sure!  The winning time ended up being right at 1 hour and everyone finished the course before darkness set in for the night.  Good times, good times!!

 

Men’s K-1 Top 10 Results:

1. Chris Gragtmans

2. Curtis England

3. Clay Lucas

4. Hunter Cooper

5. Ryan Horn

6. Tyler Mayo

7. Dennis Gilfillan

8. Dennis Ashford

9. Unknown?

10. Kevin Drury

 

Women’s K-1 Results:

1. Kim Altman

 

SUP Results:

1. Spencer Lacy

2. Jack Nelson

3. Dale Swanson

4. Will Saylor

 

Bellyak Results:

1. Adam Masters

Photo by Stephanie Ashford

Kevin Thomas Drury Video: https://www.facebook.com/kayakerkevin.kingpin/videos/2031395030447792/



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WIN a JK MixMaster at NoliFest!

bozemankayaker wrote 134 days ago:


The Jackson Action Wagon is giving away brand new 2018 Jackson Kayak Mixmaster 7.5 (Bluegrass color) at NoliFest this year!

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650

The J.A.W. is proud to partner with USA Raft on Saturday (April 14th) at this event to give away JK’s hottest new whitewater design in a raffle to benefit Camp Bays Mountain & Green Bridge Landing! :-)

All proceeds raised in the raffle will be split to help the camp and community park.  The new camp is in Kingsport, TN and they are launching their first summer camp program this year for children of our area – http://www.campbaysmountain.com/. The community park under development is a new river access site on the Doe River in Hampton, TN.

Drop by the NoliFest Info booth to purchase tickets during Friday & Saturday of the event!



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WIN a JK MixMaster at NoliFest!

natefry wrote 134 days ago:


The Jackson Action Wagon is giving away brand new 2018 Jackson Kayak Mixmaster 7.5 (Bluegrass color) at NoliFest this year!

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650

The J.A.W. is proud to partner with USA Raft on Saturday (April 14th) at this event to give away JK’s hottest new whitewater design in a raffle to benefit Camp Bays Mountain & Green Bridge Landing! :-)

All proceeds raised in the raffle will be split to help the camp and community park.  The new camp is in Kingsport, TN and they are launching their first summer camp program this year for children of our area – http://www.campbaysmountain.com/. The community park under development is a new river access site on the Doe River in Hampton, TN.

Drop by the NoliFest Info booth to purchase tickets during Friday & Saturday of the event!



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WIN a JK MixMaster at NoliFest!

james wrote 134 days ago:


The Jackson Action Wagon is giving away brand new 2018 Jackson Kayak Mixmaster 7.5 (Bluegrass color) at NoliFest this year!

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650

The J.A.W. is proud to partner with USA Raft on Saturday (April 14th) at this event to give away JK’s hottest new whitewater design in a raffle to benefit Camp Bays Mountain & Green Bridge Landing! :-)

All proceeds raised in the raffle will be split to help the camp and community park.  The new camp is in Kingsport, TN and they are launching their first summer camp program this year for children of our area – http://www.campbaysmountain.com/. The community park under development is a new river access site on the Doe River in Hampton, TN.

Drop by the NoliFest Info booth to purchase tickets during Friday & Saturday of the event!



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

bozemankayaker wrote 357 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 433 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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