APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

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River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip & Picnic

APE's Logo

River Trip Logistics

NOLICHUCKY GORGE River Trip (Class III/IV*) lead by APE’s Cruise Director, Wesley R. Bradley.

Cost: $5.00 for USA Raft bus shuttle.

*Please be mindful of the water level for the day and your skill set, if you are a first timer on this trip.  We will have the trip up to 3,000 CFS, but if the flow is above 1,500 CFS we will require you to execute a few practice rolls in flatwater at the put-in before we head on down the river. 

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (take-out) at 11:00 A.M.  USA Raft will be shuttling our group up to the put-in using one of their raft buses and a boat trailer if needed!  This will make our logistics for shuttling very easy and our cars will be waiting for us back at the take out when we get off the river!  Please bring $5.00 to help cover the cost of this shuttle ride.

Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=usa+raft+nolichucky&fb=1&gl=us&hq=usa+raft+nolichucky&cid=0,0,2318511328506691564&ei=UiAIULu9GI6k8QTzsdSZBA&ved=0CKsBEPwSMAM  QuarterMile_background_CMYK

LOWER NOLICHUCKY River Trip (USA Raft Outpost to Sawmill – Class I-II) lead by APE’s Debbie Briscoe.  Plan to play a lot and maybe even stop & go swimming with a snack break included to make it a fun day on the lower!

Meet at the USA Raft Outpost (put-in) at 12:00 P.M. to set shuttle for the Lower Noli Trip.

 

APE’s Picnic

Meet at the USA Raft Area take-out at 6:00 P.M.

This is our last big “get together” for the year and the APE’s will host catering by TBD.  We will have tasty food waiting for us at USA Raft when we get off the river!  Please feel free to bring any side dishes or deserts to share with the group dinner.  If you are an APE’s member the dinner will be FREE and non-APE’s members can chow down for $6.00.  The club will also provide non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic.  If you do wish to bring adult beverages to the picnic, USA Raft has asked that you drink them from a cup (NO glass or cans!).  You may also want to bring a folding chair due to limited seating.

 

Event Contacts: 

Noli Gorge River Trip – Wesley R. Bradley: 423-647-1321, dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com

Lower Noli River Trip – Debbie Briscoe: 423-534-3636, ldcakes@hotmail.com

Picnic – Laura Ward: 423-967-6131, lbward81@gmail.com

 

We hope to see you on the Noli and the picnic!

13th Annual APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup = Success!

We had 45 volunteers register on Saturday morning (6/21/2014) on the porch of the Crockett Cabin at  U.S.A. Raft Outpost!  Over 50 bags of trash were collected from in and around the banks of the river.  Several tires, wheels, and large debris were also cleaned up out of the river.

APE’s received some great news coverage before and after the event this year.  Check out the links below for each story and video:

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/118236/nolichucky-river-cleanup-set-saturday

http://www.wcyb.com/news/volunteers-collect-trash-at-annual-nolichucky-river-cleanup/26604290

After the cleanup all the participates enjoyed the BBQ dinner with all the fixings and the prize drawing loaded with some great items from our sponsors!

Prizes were supplied by the following generous sponsors:

Landmark Learning

Mahoney’s Outfitters

Mountain Sports Ltd.

NRS

Uncle Johhny’s Nolichucky Hostel

Jackson Kayak

ENO

Kavu

Camelbak

Khul

Shred Ready

Wilderness Systems Kayaks

Bellyak

Happytrails

Innova Disc Golf

Chaco

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: USA Raft, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City, Cherokee Adventures, TVA, USDA, Washington Co. Tire Recycling Cent., Food Lion, Eastman and Wal-Mart

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work & dedication to make this cleanup a wonderful success! It’s a collaborated effort to keep our river clean and pristine for us & future generations to enjoy. And we’ll just keep on doing it as long as it’s needed!  A special thank you goes out to our own, Debbie Briscoe, for her continued effort in organizing this event each year!!

13th Annual APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup = Success!

We had 45 volunteers register on Saturday morning (6/21/2014) on the porch of the Crockett Cabin at  U.S.A. Raft Outpost!  Over 50 bags of trash were collected from in and around the banks of the river.  Several tires, wheels, and large debris were also cleaned up out of the river.

APE’s received some great news coverage before and after the event this year.  Check out the links below for each story and video:

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/118236/nolichucky-river-cleanup-set-saturday

http://www.wcyb.com/news/volunteers-collect-trash-at-annual-nolichucky-river-cleanup/26604290

After the cleanup all the participates enjoyed the BBQ dinner with all the fixings and the prize drawing loaded with some great items from our sponsors!

Prizes were supplied by the following generous sponsors:

Landmark Learning

Mahoney’s Outfitters

Mountain Sports Ltd.

NRS

Uncle Johhny’s Nolichucky Hostel

Jackson Kayak

ENO

Kavu

Camelbak

Khul

Shred Ready

Wilderness Systems Kayaks

Bellyak

Happytrails

Innova Disc Golf

Chaco

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: USA Raft, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City, Cherokee Adventures, TVA, USDA, Washington Co. Tire Recycling Cent., Food Lion, Eastman and Wal-Mart

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work & dedication to make this cleanup a wonderful success! It’s a collaborated effort to keep our river clean and pristine for us & future generations to enjoy. And we’ll just keep on doing it as long as it’s needed!  A special thank you goes out to our own, Debbie Briscoe, for her continued effort in organizing this event each year!!

13th Annual APE’s Nolichucky River Cleanup = Success!

We had 45 volunteers register on Saturday morning (6/21/2014) on the porch of the Crockett Cabin at  U.S.A. Raft Outpost!  Over 50 bags of trash were collected from in and around the banks of the river.  Several tires, wheels, and large debris were also cleaned up out of the river.

APE’s received some great news coverage before and after the event this year.  Check out the links below for each story and video:

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/118236/nolichucky-river-cleanup-set-saturday

http://www.wcyb.com/news/volunteers-collect-trash-at-annual-nolichucky-river-cleanup/26604290

After the cleanup all the participates enjoyed the BBQ dinner with all the fixings and the prize drawing loaded with some great items from our sponsors!

Prizes were supplied by the following generous sponsors:

Landmark Learning

Mahoney’s Outfitters

Mountain Sports Ltd.

NRS

Uncle Johhny’s Nolichucky Hostel

Jackson Kayak

ENO

Kavu

Camelbak

Khul

Shred Ready

Wilderness Systems Kayaks

Bellyak

Happytrails

Innova Disc Golf

Chaco

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: USA Raft, Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City, Cherokee Adventures, TVA, USDA, Washington Co. Tire Recycling Cent., Food Lion, Eastman and Wal-Mart

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work & dedication to make this cleanup a wonderful success! It’s a collaborated effort to keep our river clean and pristine for us & future generations to enjoy. And we’ll just keep on doing it as long as it’s needed!  A special thank you goes out to our own, Debbie Briscoe, for her continued effort in organizing this event each year!!

Paddle to the Grill

 

 

 

Weekly on Thursday’s, until August 28, 2014

It’s time to get your lake boat out and join us for a fun paddle to the grill for good food & fun!

Meet us at Davis Dock (641 Buffalo Road, Blountville) at 6:30 P.M. to paddle to Boone Docks Restaurant
(http://www.boonelakemarina.com/)

Bring your recreation or touring kayak/canoe to meet with The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (http://www.riverapes.org/) & TN Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club (http://tehcc.org/)

Launch at “Davis Dock” Located in Blountville & paddle to “Boone Docks Restaurant” located at Boone Lake Marina in Piney Flats for dinner & a social hour then paddle back.

As we may be paddling back during low or no light, please have a stern light for your boat & PFD’s are mandatory.

Contact:

Debbie Briscoe

423-534-3636

ldcakes@hotmail.com

APE’s Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Course

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On the Nolichucky River

(Registration Deadline – July 25, 2014)

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. If you’ve already had the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Class and are looking to sharpen the skills that will help keep you and those you care about safe this is your chance.

The Advanced SWR Course is one in a series of swiftwater rescue courses offered through the American Canoe Association (ACA). This course is aimed at anyone desiring the opportunity to further develop their rescue skills first learned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course. Critical judgment and rescue awareness, impacting both personal and group safety, are emphasized throughout the course. Although new skills may be taught, this class focuses on developing judgment and applying skills in rescue scenarios that were first learned in the basic course.  The course will be predominantly scenario based in the context of a river trip—in other words, students will be moving downriver and responding to situations encountered along the way.  We feel that this is a logical progression from your previous training in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and will continue to help you refine your judgment and proficiency under realistic conditions that can best be achieved in the dynamic nature of an actual river trip.

Your instructor Scott Fisher is an ACA certified advanced swiftwater rescue and advanced whitewater kayak instructor and has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, including paddlers, outfitter guides, firefighters, rescue personnel and staff of youth camps.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Reinforce skills leaned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course

• Practice skills during multiple scenarios

• Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios

• Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills

COURSE PREREQUISITES Students are required to have completed an ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and should be comfortable on Class III water.  All paddle craft are welcome.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusik loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord)

Where: Friday: Riverpark Campground,Jonesborough,TN; Saturday:Nolichucky Gorge

When: Aug 1-2 (evening only on 1st)

Cost: $70; APEs members can deduct $10; ACA members can further deduct $5

         (Non-Refundable after July 25th unless replacement found)

Time: Fri: 6:00–9:00 P.M.; Sat: 8:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M. (EST)

Camping: Nolichucky Gorge Campground, Erwin, TN

Note: We will camp together as a group Fri eve

Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 participants

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Click Here to download the PDF Application for Registration in this ASWR Course

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Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at (276) 698-4644 or e-mail tfisher1@its.jnj.com

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