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 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!

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

DamNation Film Screening at NOC

American Whitewater Presents DamNation

Click link below for event info:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/32033/

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event

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