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Category Archives: Tri-Cities

NoliFest Was Gnarly!

The third annual 2017 NoliFest was so much fun on and off the river!  We were blessed with rain in the week leading up to the event and had some high river levels to enjoy the might Nolichucky River.  River trips were enjoyed by many paddling groups both in the gorge and on the lower .  We saw river levels from over 7,000 CFS [...]

The JAW is Giving Away a JK Antix at NoliFest!

Where: USA Raft – 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, Tennessee 37650 Check out all the announcements of event sponsors, bands, demos and more at: http://www.nolifest.com/home.html and https://www.facebook.com/Nolifest/

2017 JAW Fleet Rolls into Action!

Are you ready for FREE Jackson Kayak demos in 2017?  They’re here now! Check out the full fleet on the Jackson Action Wagon page: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/ You can see more photos of the new fleet on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1267105856701809.1073741837.615362971876104&type=1&l=6ab8db7104 Schedule your FREE demo soon!

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/