NOC Coming to Freedom Hall Pool Session

 

The NOC is back for their Pool Session Road Show!

 

The NOC will be participating in the Tuesday, February 17, 2015 APE’s pool session!  Participating will be the legendary Chris Hipgrave from NOC Instruction and maybe others.  They’ll have the hot new equipment for the 2015 season for everyone to use.  They plan on being in the pool meeting APE’s members, helping instruct and showing off the new gear.  There will also be some prize giveaways, so make plans to attend this pool session!

Check out the link below for all the Freedom Hall Pool Session info:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2011/01/01/freedom-hall-pool-kayak-session/

 

APE’s had a blast back in December of 2012 the last time we did this event with NOC!  Check out all the fun that went down with this link:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2012/12/05/noc-pool-session-road-show-was-a-blast/

APE’s Winter Meeting

WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

This will be a potluck so break out those favorite recipes and get to cookin’ something good to share! The club will provide the meat and bread. You will be responsible for your own beverage. We will be discussing 2015 events and conducting officer elections.  Here is our current list of officers FYI:

President: Ryan Shealy

Cruise Director: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Scott Fisher

Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry Griffin

Social Director/Marketing: Laura Shealy

Conservation: Debbie Briscoe/Jennifer Bradley

Website: Erin Weatherford

TEHCC Liaison: Andrea Ramsey

Please let us know if you have any interest in being nominated for any of these offices or have an idea for a new office.

We will be having a special guest speaker this year, David Ramsey.  David was instrumental in leading the conservation effort that led to the preservation of the Rocky Fork wilderness area.  The Rocky Fork is a pristine, 10,000 acre tract of mountain forest that straddles the border between Unicoi and Greene counties in Tennessee, along the North Carolina state line.  (It is the area you see to your right as you drive south on Interstate 26 from Johnson City, as you approach Sam’s Gap at the North Carolina state line.)  The Appalachian Trail skirts the southern border of this area for about 12 miles between Jerry Cabin and Hogback Ridge shelters. The Rocky Fork tract adjoins the federally-designated Sampson mountain wilderness area, and is the centerpiece of a prime black-bear habitat area.  It contains the Rocky Fork River and miles of native southern Appalachian brook trout habitat. It has been called the last such undeveloped tract in the east, and is at the center of an area that is comparable to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in terms of beauty and biological diversity. Thanks in large part to David’s efforts the Rocky Fork is in the process of being designated as Tennessee’s 55th state park.  Please join us in listening to David discuss this great local conservation success story.

We will also have some nice door prizes we will be drawing for at the meeting!

Come join us for some food, fun, prizes & fellowship!

Kayaking Clinics from Team JK Coming to APE’s‏

News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( TFisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!

Kayaking Clinics from Team JK Coming to APE’s‏

News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( TFisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!

Kayaking Clinics from Team JK Coming to APE’s‏

News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( TFisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!

Kayaking Clinics from Team JK Coming to APE’s‏

News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( TFisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!

Kayaking Clinics from Team JK Coming to APE’s‏

News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( TFisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!

APE’s Upper Russell Fork River Trip

Wesley R. Bradley will lead an Upper Russell Fork River Trip (Class II-III) for those that want to join the group.  This is a great run for play and river running.  You can run the upper in a play boat, river runner or creek boat.  There are some boofs and there are some play features.  The best of both worlds!

AW Beta links for river sections FYI:
Pound: http://americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1988/
Upper Russell Fork: http://americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2011/

Make sure you bring some cold weather layers!  It starts to get chilly this time of year.

We will plan to meet @ 10:00 A.M. on Saturday (10/4/2014) at the John Flannigan Dam Rec Area put-in to drop boats & gear.  Then we will set shuttle to Garden Hole.

Map link: http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=37.237281~-82.344314&lvl=16&sty=h&cid=19A23B9EA76F9F15!301

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