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Category Archives: Eastern_US

West Fork Tuckasegee at 3.0′ = $$$

Thank you Duke Energy for the extra 6″ of flow on WFT on 7/2/16!  It made the run a lot better!!  Good times, good times!!! I got my PFD of the West Fork Tuck back in July 2013. The level was 2.4′ that day.  I thought the run could use more water to be really [...]

Kentucky Life’s The Lord of the Fork Video

Here is a great video on one of my favorite kayak events of the year, the Russell Fork “Lord of the fork” Race! They filmed some of this footage during the 2015 race and I got a carnage cameo @ 3:41 in it from my flip over at the bottom of El Horrendo.

2015 Tsali Adventure Triathlon Report

The Tsali Adventure Triathlon is a multi-sport race that is hosted in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, NC.  The race starts with a 3 mile paddle on Fontana Lake that begins at the Tsali Boat Ramp and then circumnavigates Bear Island and back to the Tsali Boat Ramp.  The next stage of the [...]

Join Us at GAF River Church

River of Life has been established for 8 years now on the Nantahala River and will be hosting a special Guest Appreciation Festival service on Sunday morning at 8:30 A.M. on the porch of the Nantahala BBQ & Brew (Located on the river left bank adjacent from the NOC Outfitters Store on river right).  We want [...]

WK “Am I ready for the Gauley?” Guided Trip

For the eighth year running World Kayak wants to help boaters answer this very important question.  Pairs of world class guides will once again volunteer their time to help boaters step it up on this amazing river.  Each team of guides will work with a group of 5 first timers to ensure that we have [...]

18th Annual GREEN RACE “Adults Only” Info

Its the most wonderful time of the year!  GREEN RACE time!   Registration is OPEN: $20 bib deposit required, refundable upon return greenrace.amongstit.com/registration/ –Schedule Of Events– 10/31/2013 Green Race Halloween Costume Party and Movie Premiere What: AMONGSTiT Film Premiere, Costume Contest, Good Beer, Parteee When: Thursday October 31st, 7PM-???? Where: Highland Brewery (12 Old Charlotte Hwy [...]

WK “Am I ready for the Gauley?” Guided Trip

For the seventh year running World Kayak wants to help boaters answer this very important question.  Pairs of world class guides will once again volunteer their time to help boaters step it up on this amazing river.  Each team of guides will work with a group of 5 first timers to ensure that we have [...]

Local Kayaker to Represent for Team USA at Worlds!

Mike on right with other top 3 winners of a Hometown Throwdown event Michael Patterson of Erwin, TN has earned a spot on the 2013 USA Freestyle Kayak Team!  He will be a part of the Men’s K1 US Team with Dane Jackson, Eric Jackson, Bryan Kirk, Jason Craig, & Clay Wright while competing in [...]

2012 Green Race Go Left and Die Pin

This year for the Green Race I volunteered to assemble a safety crew at “Go Left & Die”.  Tommy Clapp, Steve Moore, Jeremy Gass, Chris Clark, Andy Woods and I came together to become the F.T.S.U. Go Left safety crew!  We met up with the legend, Nate Helms, on the morning of the race to [...]

2012 Green River Narrows Race Info Podcast

Let’s begin with the first paragraph of the safety waiver: “Racing the Narrows is exceedingly dangerous. Doing so entails known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis and death. This is not theoretical: several boaters have died running the Narrows and another has been paralyzed from the upper body down [...]