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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #2 2014

This months HomeTown ThrowDown included people from Alabama and Oregon, as well as the local Idaho paddlers. We had the twelve competitors out on the middle feature here at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, which had been cold the week before, but we were lucky enough to have warm weather and sunshine.

July 19 Whitewater Introduction class. July 26 Rodeo and river trip

Roaring River in Gainesboro Tn. is where we will have this event. There will be class I rapids

HTTD # 3 Durango, Colorado

the scene at 'corner pocket' With levels just above 1000cfs we had a great showing of paddlers from the local community for the 3rd throw down of the season here in Durango.

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather! The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2 Event Coverage

For the complete recap of all the fun that went down in our rodeo Event #2 click on the link below to see photos, results, & the rest of the story: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2014/06/26/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2/

July Throwdown Date Change

I hope everyone is enjoying the water levels out here. Since there still a good snow pack and the water is dropping very slowly I believe the July Throwdown might end up between good levels

NOC #2 Throwdown Results: Let the good times roll on

June brought great weather and another super fun throwdown. A lot of the competitors returned to the June throwdown to get in their newest tricks and just have some fun at the NOC Wave. We had 30 competitors for this throwdown

13th Annual APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup = Success!

We had 45 volunteers register on Saturday morning (6/21/2014) on the porch of the Crockett Cabin at   U.S.A. Raft Outpost !  Over 50 bags of trash were collected from in and around the banks of the river.  Several tires, wheels, and large debris were also cleaned up out of the river. APE’s received some great news coverage before and after the event this year.  Check out the links below for each story and video: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/118236/nolichucky-river-cleanup-set-saturday http://www.wcyb.com/news/volunteers-collect-trash-at-annual-nolichucky-river-cleanup/26604290 After the cleanup all the participates enjoyed the BBQ dinner with all the fixings and the prize drawing loaded with some great items from our sponsors! Prizes were supplied by the following generous sponsors: Landmark Learning Mahoney’s Outfitters Mountain Sports Ltd

Meadowcamp Race

The Second Annual Meadowcamp Race will be held on June 28 and be bigger than ever.  Class IV+ run into town.  Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend, OR, 541-317-9407 Race Director Matt Deacon The Meadowcamp Race is less than a week away! Here is the schedule of events for Saturday…… 10:30 – Safety/ Volunteer Meeting at Tumalo Creek. 11- 11:30 – Racer Registration at Tumalo Creek. 12-2 – Kayak Race (Short and Long Boat) 2- 2:30- Raft Race (R2) *if the water level at Benham is over 1800cfs….

CELESTIAL FALLS gets the thumbs up from the Oregon Geographic Names Board

On Saturday June 21 the OGNB approved the name Celestial Falls for the middle tier of White River Falls.  Both the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department and Wasco County objected to this name.  The 20 board members correctly recognized that these objections were due to the management of the falls and not due to the common name usage for the falls.  Kayaker’s name usage ruled the day and now the proposal will be presented to the US Board of Geographic Names.  Upon their approval Celestial Falls will become the official name forever and be a public tribute to the boaters who have run the falls.  Just giving credit where credit is due.