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Monthly Archives: April 2016

The World Kayak HTTD’s bring out true community spirit.

This past Wednesday we were gathering in the Reno WW park to have our second throwdown of the year and as we got things rolling I was approached by a guy that I did not know.  He had a camera and asked if he could video the event.

The World Kayak HTTD’s bring out true community spirit.

This past Wednesday we were gathering in the Reno WW park to have our second throwdown of the year and as we got things rolling I was approached by a guy that I did not know.  He had a camera and asked if he could video the event.

Reno 2016 HTTD #1

Reno 2016 HTTD #1

Guest River Gorge Cleanup

Each year, Wise County coordinates a massive cleanup of the Guest River Gorge. Tim McAfee is the point of contact with respect to having paddlers participate with the clean up. It is a great way to provide community service, and it directly impacts the environmental quality of the gorge. This year, the event is on April 21 st .

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

The first event in the 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 19 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start and finish line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with cool and breezy mostly sunny skies. The river level was around 1,700 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! 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results: Women’s K-1 Short Boat: 1.

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Coverage

Check out complete results, photos and report of our first event of the year at: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/04/08/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/  

Try something new

Finally spring is in the air here in the Columbia Gorge. No longer (hopefully) do we need to deal with kayaking in 40 degree rain. Time to go hit some rivers right