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Category Archives: Tri-Cities

What Jackson Kayak would you like to paddle in 2017?

The Jackson Action Wagon’s is in its 11th year of spreading kayaking fun by providing FREE JK demos on the traveling showcase trailer. I am now taking suggestions for what JK whitewater, fishing/hunting , recreation/touring, kids kayaks or SUP’s you would like to see stocked in the 2017 J.A.W. Fleet.  Take a look at all the current products we [...]

Wesley’s 2016 Rain Gauge Report

The link below is to a spread sheet for my rain gauge I have installed at my house.  It’s a really nice gauge and it measures precipitation to the nearest 1/100th of an inch.  2016 was a little below average since I started recording daily rain amounts, but not far off normal.  Click the link below to view [...]

Nolichucky High Motivation Day: Gorge Guiding & a Triathlon

My wife, Jennifer, and I had a very active day on the Nolichucky Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Together with the help of 3 other rive guides we lead a total of 28 paddlers with 7 first timers down the mighty Nolichucky Gorge for the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts annual First Timer’s Trip in the morning.  Then [...]

2016 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 the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2017 fleet!  The Nirvana and Antix models are coming soon!! Check out the link below for current stock and [...]

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

Thanks again to all who came out this year to help cleanup the river! The JAW had a great demo during the event! Here is the link to the report with photos on all our successful efforts by Andrea Gass: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2016/06/23/ape-celebrate-15-years-cleanup-nolichucky/

FUN WINNING!

Big thanks to all who supported the Jackson Kayak Fun Raffle during the APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup & Celebration! We raised $391.61 to support Camp Bays Mountain and Debbie Briscoe went home with the new boat!!

2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Coverage

Check out the complete attainment race results, photos and report of our second event of the year at: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/06/02/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2/

Win a Jackson Kayak Fun

Win a brand new 2016 Jackson Kayak Fun while supporting Camp Bays Mountain! http://www.campbaysmountain.com/ Big thanks to the supporting stores: Overmountain Outdoors, Mahoney’s Outfitters, Mountain Sports Ltd., USA Raft, & Uncle Johnny’s Hostel Purchase tickets online prior to the event for $15 at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html

NoliFest 2016

The 2nd annual NoliFest was organized and hosted by USA RAFT this year on April 1-3.  The festival was billed “For all who paddle” and the event was true to its roots.  There was something for every paddler to enjoy.  Plus we were blessed with rain the day before the festival started and it bumped up the [...]

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/