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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dirty Bird Confidence Series

When: July 9, 2016 @ 11:00 A.M. Where: NOC Outpost on the Pigeon River Who: Presented by Paddle in Pink for the ladies!

Illinois Whitewater Festival 7/16 Yorkville, IL

Illinois Whitewater Festival will be held at the Marge Cline whitewater park in Yorkville, IL on 7/16 at 9am. The event will feature slalom events as part of the Buttercup series, as well as world kayak boatercross. Details can be found at:

APE’s Celebrate 15 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

Saturday, June 18 th , marked the 15th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event annually to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature presented it. This year over 30 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground).

2016 Paddle Party Rodeo

Sunday June 26,2016. High Noon!  We will meet at Endless Adventure to arrange car pooling for one of two awesome playboating destinations. Level dependant we will be paddling the small to medium sized Brilliant wave or Rivervale rodeo hole.

2016 KWP Fun Run Series Is Off & Running!

No sweet boof this time but getting closer Travis! Newbie Jordan hols an edge to keep from a flip in the rocky shallow water of Burleigh! Week 1 of the KWP Fun Run Series kicked off last Thursday night with a great turnout of 15 paddlers despite the lowish water conditions. One of the great  things about the Fun Run’s location is the variety of river features, which provide lots of opportunity for honing various skills

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw inverted tricks with large amplitude, this is your wave

Final Reno HTTD of 2016

After 3 years of low to no water… 2016 saw five great Hometown throwdowns, an awesome US Freestyle championships at the Reno River Festival, and the return of everyone’s favorite creek runs in the Sierras.  World Kayak hosts events around the world but here in Reno we’ve seen a great comradery built from these events over the past few years.

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge Overnighter

When – July 9-10, 2016 – Where – USA Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650 – Have you ever wanted to camp out of your white water boat?

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer.

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

The second event in the 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was a new event format for us by racing up river.  We had a good turn out with 12 competitors joining in for some friendly attainment race competition with the Nolichucky Beer League !  We had a few spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held in the Nolichucky River Gorge, TN on a nice mild evening with mostly cloudy skies. The river level was around 950 CFS and spirits were high with many of the racers eager to give this new race event style a go!  The course start was up at a spot in the bottom of the gorge known as Cherokee Dam above the USA Raft river access.  The finish line was the river right eddy at the bottom of Twin Eddies (The last Class III rapid in the gorge) 1 mile upstream.  The course have several class I-II rapids racers had to ascend to make it to the finish line.  We launched classes in a mass start format and good times were had by all! 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Results: Men ‘s K-1 Long Boat: 1