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

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

 

There is no easy way to get there from here. It is beyond BFE… Please contact me if you want to set up a car pool going in that direction and we’ll see what we can set-up.

Please let me know if you plan on joining us for this trip to give me a head count and if you are a 1st timer on this trip.  I hope to see you on the Fork!!!

Wesley R. Bradley – 423-647-1321

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race


Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Race Format is as follows:
2-person teams responsible for their own safety
2 minute lead times in between racers
2 much fun!

Meet at 1 pm for race sign up
2pm races start
5pm- Prizes awarded and bragging rights!

For more information and to RSVP please check out the FB link here
or email huckit@mac.com

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race


Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Race Format is as follows:
2-person teams responsible for their own safety
2 minute lead times in between racers
2 much fun!

Meet at 1 pm for race sign up
2pm races start
5pm- Prizes awarded and bragging rights!

For more information and to RSVP please check out the FB link here
or email huckit@mac.com

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race


Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Race Format is as follows:
2-person teams responsible for their own safety
2 minute lead times in between racers
2 much fun!

Meet at 1 pm for race sign up
2pm races start
5pm- Prizes awarded and bragging rights!

For more information and to RSVP please check out the FB link here
or email huckit@mac.com

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race


Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Race Format is as follows:
2-person teams responsible for their own safety
2 minute lead times in between racers
2 much fun!

Meet at 1 pm for race sign up
2pm races start
5pm- Prizes awarded and bragging rights!

For more information and to RSVP please check out the FB link here
or email huckit@mac.com

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race


Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Race Format is as follows:
2-person teams responsible for their own safety
2 minute lead times in between racers
2 much fun!

Meet at 1 pm for race sign up
2pm races start
5pm- Prizes awarded and bragging rights!

For more information and to RSVP please check out the FB link here
or email huckit@mac.com

WK “Am I ready for the Gauley?” Guided Trip

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For the eighth year running World Kayak wants to help boaters answer this very important question.  Pairs of world class guides will once again volunteer their time to help boaters step it up on this amazing river.  Each team of guides will work with a group of 5 first timers to ensure that we have the most fun possible on the Gauley.  If you are lucky enough to win one of the coveted spots get ready to learn all of the lines and play spots that the Gauley has to offer. 

Boaters who have never boated a section (Lower or Upper) of the Gauley may apply for one of the spots for our trip on Saturday 9/20/2014.  You will simply need to send an email with you paddling resume to colin@worldkayak.com.  Please include a list of the runs you have paddled, along with the flow, and some of the more challenging lines you have attempted on those runs.  Also include the section of the Gauley that you wish to apply for as well as your phone number.  We will give you a shout and talk about your boating and work together to decide if you are ready to give the Gauley a shot.  Names of approved applicants will be drawn at random to fill the available slots on 9/10/13, and the winners will be notified immediately.  Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

What you need:

Rock-solid rolling ability: not that you have to make the first one every time, but the ability to go for it till you get it is key. Offside rolling, hand-rolling, combat rolling experience a plus.

Class 4 rapid experience: big water, small water, lots of 3+… whatever you’ve got let us know.

Endurance: sure the current does most of the work but adrenaline takes it’s toll so basic fitness should be mentioned and expected.

A go-for-it attitude: the ability to miss a roll or two and come up paddling and smile in the eddy at the bottom is essential to keeping your game sharp from the first rapid to the last.

Equipment: all your own gear, a rope, small snack for the river, and a shuttle vehicle is a plus (but can be arranged at put-in).

See you on the Gauley in Sept!

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.

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