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  Nantahala Trip for 7/20
Posted by: Darren Price - 07-15-2019, 09:17 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

I will be leading this weekend's beginner's trip which will take place on the Nantahala River in western NC.   The plan is to meet at the Patton's Run put-in by 11:00 am.  Boats will be unloaded and the shuttle will be run.  

If you plan to participate (beginners and experienced boaters alike) PLEASE communicate your intentions (no later than Thursday evening) by replying to this post or by phone/txt msg to eight 65 seven 42 4136.   If no interest is shown, the trip will likely be cancelled.

If the trip is a go, there will be a group meeting at Fort Sanders West at 8:00 AM to carpool to the Nantahala.  We usually remain at the NOC after the trip is complete to eat dinner and as such we get back late (typically 9:00 PM).

A couple of notes for boaters who have never paddled the Nantahala, the water is cold and unlike the Hiwassee, most of the paddling is in the shade.   Regardless of the air temperature, warm clothing is necessary.  Secondly, all boaters must have a river pass.  River passes can be purchased at various outfitters or the NOC.  Prices have increased from last year, I know the season pass is $10, not sure about the day passes (last years cost $1 that has likely increased to $2).  The carpool group will stop and purchase river passes prior to arrival at the Pattons Run put-in.

Thanks
Darren Price

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  July 13th Hiwassee Trip Cancelled
Posted by: PeterF - 07-12-2019, 08:42 PM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

I have cancelled the July 13th Hiwassee trip due to lack of participation

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  July 13th, beginner trip Hiwasee
Posted by: PeterF - 07-10-2019, 08:56 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

I will be leading a beginner trip on Saturday, July 13th, on the Hiwassee River. Please contact me and let me know if you are interested. 865 599-four 2 five 1. I also sent out an e-mail to the clinic students and safety boaters.

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  Saturday July 6 Beginner's Trip
Posted by: Zinggds - 07-02-2019, 08:07 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

I will be leading this weekend's beginner's trip which will take place on the Nantahala River in western NC.   The plan is to meet at the Patton's Run put-in by 11:00 am.  Boats will be unloaded and the shuttle will be run.  

If you plan to participate (beginners and experienced boaters alike) PLEASE communicate your intentions (no later than Thursday evening) by replying to this post or by phone/txt msg to eight 65 three 12 2623.   If no interest is shown, the trip will likely be cancelled.

If the trip is a go, there will be a group meeting at Fort Sanders West at 8:00 AM to carpool to the Nantahala.  We usually remain at the NOC after the trip is complete to eat dinner and as such we get back late (typically 9:00 PM).

A couple of notes for boaters who have never paddled the Nantahala, the water is cold and unlike the Hiwassee, most of the paddling is in the shade.   Regardless of the air temperature, warm clothing is necessary.  Secondly, all boaters must have a river pass.  River passes can be purchased at various outfitters or the NOC.  Prices have increased from last year, I know the season pass is $10, not sure about the day passes (last years cost $1 that has likely increased to $2).  The carpool group will stop and purchase river passes prior to arrival at the Pattons Run put-in. 



Hope to see you this weekend.

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  Weekend of 6-29+30
Posted by: wh2ofox - 06-25-2019, 01:55 PM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

Hiwasse on 6-30 SUNDAY. Meet at takeout 11am. Please contact?865-789-1777. All r welcome, Safety boaters needed also. Special-needs canoe day will be on Saturday at Clark center park in Oak Ridge 10 to 5 that is the reason for moving trip to a Sunday thank you hope to see y’all at both events

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  2019 Hiwassee Clinic Video Uploaded to YouTube
Posted by: Francis - 06-18-2019, 08:53 PM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

Hi All,

Below is the link to the clinic video on YouTube. I apologize that the lens was foggy at the beginning--you cannot make out some paddlers. At least the weather improved later on the trip. I was also not able to capture the first two groups at Three Chutes rapid. The groups dispersed more this year than last year, and after I waited for the fourth group to go through Oblique Falls, there was not enough time to catch up to the first two groups at Three Chutes.

I had a blast making the video though, and I hope you enjoy it too!

https://youtu.be/X2i6svx2U_E

Francis

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  Hiwassee River Beginner Trip, Saturday, June 22
Posted by: Francis - 06-17-2019, 11:48 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

Hi All,

Bill Lewis and I will lead this weekend’s beginner kayak trip on Saturday, June 22 on the Hiwassee river. If you want to participate, please respond by email or this announcement on the forum. We will need safety boaters as well. Recommended meet-up locations are shown below. Let Bill or me know where you will be meeting us. We will try to consolidate as many boats at the take-out as possible. For those who need to leave their cars at the put-in, there is a $3 fee.

  • Fort Sanders West parking lot, 8:45 am (Francis)
  • Foothills Mall, Maryville, outside the former Sears building, 9:15am (Bill)
  • Hiwassee river take-out, 10:30 am
For those who are interested, we can eat at [/url][url=https://www.flipflopburgers.com]Flip Flop Burgers near the bridge in Reliance afterwards.
 
Hopefully I will have the clinic video posted before the trip...

Let me know if you have any questions.

 
Thanks,
Francis

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  Photos from the 2019 Clinic
Posted by: Billy Bob - 06-13-2019, 02:13 PM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

The following links contain photos taken during the 2019 ETWC Kayak Clinic.  They can be downloaded and printed. 
The password is ETWC

Tuesday nite photos:  https://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/s/cp/Hia7dyTgHAm

Thursday nite photos:  https://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/s/cp/EMLLDT4xHrh 

Party photos:  https://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/s/cp/B7cNLeG5zfU

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  ETWC Beginner Trip Schedule
Posted by: april_morton - 06-13-2019, 11:10 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

All,

Below is the schedule for the beginner trips. We are still in need of trip leaders for some of the later dates. Please let Pete Feist know if you can volunteer to lead one of these trips!

Thanks,

April

June 15/16 - Hiwassee - Darren Price
June 22/23 - Hiwassee - Ruppel/ Lewis
June 29/30 - Lower Pigeon - Dave Fox
July 6/7 - Nantahala - Rick Zingg
July 13/14 - Hiwassee - Pete Feist
July 20/21 - Nantahala - Price
July 27/28 - Nantahala - Sam Suffren
Aug 3/4
Aug 10/11 - Nantahala - Mark Bevelhimer
Aug 17/18
Aug 24/25 - Nantahala/Other - April Morton
Aug 31/1
Sep 7/8
Sep 14/15
Sep 21/22

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  Hiwassee Beginner Trip
Posted by: Darren Price - 06-10-2019, 10:33 AM - Forum: ETWC Posts/Threads - No Replies

The beginner trip for Saturday June 15th will be back down to the Hiwassee. We will meet at the put in at 11:00am to consolidate and set shuttle. For those of you needing gear I suggest you contact the person you borrowed from or rent from one of the local retailers. Please let me know if you plan to attend by Thursday evening by replying on the forum, email or by text Eight 65- seven42-four one 36. Safety boaters please let know if you can help out.

Thanks!
Darren Price
SYOTR!!!

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