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APE’s Caring Christmas Project

The APE’s are joining together to spread some Christmas cheer this year by helping a local family in need.  The family recently (11/17/17) suffered the death of the father/husband.  He was the sole breadwinner for the surviving family.  The mother has been a stay at home mom taking care of their youngest boy who has a long term illness.  The mother has 4 children: 14 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 5 year old girl and 3 year old boy.  The mother will have no financial means to make Christmas happen for the family this year in trying to cover the family budget and funeral expenses for the husband/father.  We APE’s want to make sure this family experiences the joy of Christmas again!  We are hosting a fundraising campaign from ( 11/ 20 /2017 – 12/ 08 /2017 ) to purchase Christmas gifts for this family on our APE’s PayPal website: http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html

2017 Tallulah Race Results

A Benefit Event for Sponsored by Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge.  The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake.  The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet.  The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals. There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race.  A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go! Racers – Photo by Adrenia Clark 2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS Adriene Levknecht - Photo by Adrenia Clark Women’s K-1: 1.

Featured Rapid: Top-Drop

Top-Drop River: Shoshone Difficulty: IV Description: Top-Drop is located at the base of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. It is the first runnable rapid on the Canyon section of the Shoshone.

2017 Lord of the Fork Race Results

Thanks to all who endured some rather moist and frigid weather to take part in the 2017 LOTF race. We had observations of sleet at the finish line. I was wondering if we would finish the race in a snowstorm.

Cody Pool Session Update

Cody Open Kayak Every Wednesday @6: 00pm It’s going to be a good winter here in Cody, WY. The Paul Stock Aquatic Center has scheduled Open Kayaking every Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm.

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

When : Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM Where : Atlantic Ale House  - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604 What : an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE.

2017 Tallulah Race

Sponsored by WORLDKAYAK.COM Schedule for Race day (November 11th): 7:00-8:00am Check-In, start time given, and Race Bib pick up for preregistered and approved racers only. 8:00-8:30am Race meeting 8:30am Racers will start down the stairs Start Time: Once Georgia Power has given notification that we can start, the first racer will be released. Shooting for some time between 9:30-10:00am 5:30pm  Awards ceremony at put-in parking lot with door prize drawing from WORLDKAYAK.COM Program Partners for volunteers, safety team & racers Please check the Tallulah Race Facebook pages for news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/Tallulah-Race-1790802457827305/ https://www.facebook.com/events/155088595083514/?active_tab=about Spectator Hike-in Info: http://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge

APE’s Lower Doe River Cleanup

Meeting at Green Bridge Landing river access across from Hampton High School at 10:00 A.M.

Truckee River Clean Up Sept 30

The cleanup will run from 9AM-12PM over 17 sites throughout Reno and Sparks (some of those sites are in-river and one is UNR students only, but those aren’t listed on our volunteer page yet). Also, people who volunteer for this cleanup are invited to the post-cleanup volunteer appreciation BBQ (12:30pm-3pm).

2017 J.A.W. End of Season SALE!

The Jackson Action Wagon has had another great paddling season with free demos & spreading the fun of kayaking.  It is now time to sell most of the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2018 fleet! Check out the link below for current stock and prices: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/