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Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) Grand Opening

saskia wrote 119 days ago:


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

Announces Grand Opening



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

james wrote 567 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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natefry

Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

natefry wrote 567 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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tommygunn

Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

tommygunn wrote 567 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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saskia

Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

saskia wrote 567 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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July 9th “Learn to Surf” Clinic

james wrote 830 days ago:


On July 9th, 2016 we kicked off our Pacific Northwest (Hood River area) World Kayak season with a “Learn to Surf” clinic. This clinic was designed to help people develop better boat handling skills (eddy turns, peel outs and ferries) to prepare them to learn how to get on a river wave from an eddy and stay on it. 11 brave participants were accompanied by 7 safety boaters and we headed down the White Salmon River from Husum falls to the Northwest Park (commonly known as the Lower White Salmon run). The run starts off with a short class III drop known as Rattlesnake rapid. Several participants were challenged by this rapid and the safety boaters had their work cut out for them. From there we continued slowly down the class II river working on boat handling skills till we got to “Cave Wave”. This wave is well known around the Pacific Northwest and most boaters spend some time surfing away. The river level was a nice 2.6 feet which made the wave very stable. One by one the paddlers worked their way out onto the wave and tried to surf. We saw a lot of people trying which was evident with the rolls and swims. Once again the safety crew had their work cut out.
We finished the paddle 4 .25 hours later (for a normal 1 hour run) at Northwest Park and enjoyed some Ninkasi refreshments and handed out some World Kayak swag (or schwag if you prefer).
Good Times.



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tommygunn

July 9th “Learn to Surf” Clinic

tommygunn wrote 830 days ago:


On July 9th, 2016 we kicked off our Pacific Northwest (Hood River area) World Kayak season with a “Learn to Surf” clinic. This clinic was designed to help people develop better boat handling skills (eddy turns, peel outs and ferries) to prepare them to learn how to get on a river wave from an eddy and stay on it. 11 brave participants were accompanied by 7 safety boaters and we headed down the White Salmon River from Husum falls to the Northwest Park (commonly known as the Lower White Salmon run). The run starts off with a short class III drop known as Rattlesnake rapid. Several participants were challenged by this rapid and the safety boaters had their work cut out for them. From there we continued slowly down the class II river working on boat handling skills till we got to “Cave Wave”. This wave is well known around the Pacific Northwest and most boaters spend some time surfing away. The river level was a nice 2.6 feet which made the wave very stable. One by one the paddlers worked their way out onto the wave and tried to surf. We saw a lot of people trying which was evident with the rolls and swims. Once again the safety crew had their work cut out.
We finished the paddle 4 .25 hours later (for a normal 1 hour run) at Northwest Park and enjoyed some Ninkasi refreshments and handed out some World Kayak swag (or schwag if you prefer).
Good Times.



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james

July 9th “Learn to Surf” Clinic

james wrote 830 days ago:


On July 9th, 2016 we kicked off our Pacific Northwest (Hood River area) World Kayak season with a “Learn to Surf” clinic. This clinic was designed to help people develop better boat handling skills (eddy turns, peel outs and ferries) to prepare them to learn how to get on a river wave from an eddy and stay on it. 11 brave participants were accompanied by 7 safety boaters and we headed down the White Salmon River from Husum falls to the Northwest Park (commonly known as the Lower White Salmon run). The run starts off with a short class III drop known as Rattlesnake rapid. Several participants were challenged by this rapid and the safety boaters had their work cut out for them. From there we continued slowly down the class II river working on boat handling skills till we got to “Cave Wave”. This wave is well known around the Pacific Northwest and most boaters spend some time surfing away. The river level was a nice 2.6 feet which made the wave very stable. One by one the paddlers worked their way out onto the wave and tried to surf. We saw a lot of people trying which was evident with the rolls and swims. Once again the safety crew had their work cut out.
We finished the paddle 4 .25 hours later (for a normal 1 hour run) at Northwest Park and enjoyed some Ninkasi refreshments and handed out some World Kayak swag (or schwag if you prefer).
Good Times.



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natefry

July 9th “Learn to Surf” Clinic

natefry wrote 830 days ago:


On July 9th, 2016 we kicked off our Pacific Northwest (Hood River area) World Kayak season with a “Learn to Surf” clinic. This clinic was designed to help people develop better boat handling skills (eddy turns, peel outs and ferries) to prepare them to learn how to get on a river wave from an eddy and stay on it. 11 brave participants were accompanied by 7 safety boaters and we headed down the White Salmon River from Husum falls to the Northwest Park (commonly known as the Lower White Salmon run). The run starts off with a short class III drop known as Rattlesnake rapid. Several participants were challenged by this rapid and the safety boaters had their work cut out for them. From there we continued slowly down the class II river working on boat handling skills till we got to “Cave Wave”. This wave is well known around the Pacific Northwest and most boaters spend some time surfing away. The river level was a nice 2.6 feet which made the wave very stable. One by one the paddlers worked their way out onto the wave and tried to surf. We saw a lot of people trying which was evident with the rolls and swims. Once again the safety crew had their work cut out.
We finished the paddle 4 .25 hours later (for a normal 1 hour run) at Northwest Park and enjoyed some Ninkasi refreshments and handed out some World Kayak swag (or schwag if you prefer).
Good Times.



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MWF Championships Draws Record Number of Beginners!

saskia wrote 1513 days ago:


Unlike most competitions, the Midwest Freestyle Championships is set up to allow everyone to compete at their level.  Beginners, Intermediates, Experts, Masters, and Womens’ classes are all options to push your skills to the next level. Over 50 competitors participated in this years beginner freestyle championships and over 90 competitors total. Introduction classes such as the Ray McLain Training Clinic and Rapids Riders Canoe U, have brought dozens of new paddlers to Wausau Whitewater Park over the summer and the paddling community has helped them learn basic surfing skills. Then, this August, the Jackson Freestyle Clinic filled to a record level of over 40 students! 7 experts, a dozen intermediates and over 20 beginners, all ready to learn from our Jackson Kayak Instructors.

Local Junior Paddlers Cody and Erin Achatz participated in the clinic and other beginning juniors including Alex Schrader, Mitch Lutey, and Evan Rose. Erin, Cody and Mitch event stepped up to compete in the Intermediate division. The beginner competition was won by Ryan Strong, who started kayaking only about 1 year ago.

Before the year’s expert competition some feature construction needed to happen though. Little Drop was ruined in a flood and with only 4 hours of availability and funds for a backhoe to help move the rocks back into place, it wasn’t quite right. So, as a group effort, paddlers bounced memories of the previous position of the rocks off of each other to determine the best course of action. Chad Kehn and John McConville did much of the work, moving rocks by hand to narrow the channel by the feature, then Brian Scholz who organized the event helped us get materials for building a removable wing dam. As the water level rose the next morning everyone was watching, for a moment, we saw a great feature, but the water continued to fill. So after some fiddling with water level, we found the right spot and the competition went on! This year’s expert competition champion was once again John Mc Conville followed by Jeremiah Kramasz, and Aaron Schrader.

This year the event added lunch time entertainment of the Ride the Bull Competition on the Big Drop Wave which had a handful of winners! Then the Sunday boater cross. Jeremiah K took first after knocking over little erin achatz who stuck in it to finish 2nd!

It was another great weekend thanks to a great paddling community and Brian scholz for organizing the whole event!



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