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Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28. (Beginner Trips)

by d.britt @, Sunday, June 21, 2015, 19:24 (973 days ago)

I will be leading an ETWC Training Paddling Trip this SUNDAY June 28, 2015 on the Tuckasegee River (Class II) in N.C. (This Trip was changed to SUNDAY so as NOT to conflict with the Special Needs Canoe Day scheduled for Saturday at Clark Park in Oak Ridge. If you have never volunteered to be a Safety Boater at the Special Needs Canoe Day, YOU SHOULD!) The Tuck trip will give novice and experienced paddlers an opportunity to work on river skills while paddling a very scenic and popular river. We’ll be catching eddys, doing peel-outs, ferrying, and other river exercises. This is not a paddle school, but will instead give novice paddlers and our Paddle School Students an opportunity to work on the skills they have learned at paddle school. The Tuck is a good river to paddle in preparation for the Nantahala!
The Plan: The plan is to meet at the Duke public put-in located above the Dillsboro Drop Rapid at 11:00 a.m. (Depending on our group skill level, we might have to portage (walk around) the Dillsboro Drop.)
If you plan to attend this trip, please contact me NLT Friday June 26, at 10:00 p.m. You may contact me here on this thread, on Facebook, or by phone at: 865-three-seven-6-three-seven-3-2. If you are a novice paddler please leave your name, a contact number (if calling,) what type of boat you paddle, and what training/paddle trips you have done this summer? (Please don’t show up to paddle this river with a plastic crap boat from Dick’s Sporting goods or Wal-Mart! Whitewater Rivers require whitewater boats!)
SAFETY BOATERS are needed for this trip!!!!! Safety boaters need to let me know if you plan to attend this trip? If there is very little interest in this trip or if there is NOT enough safety boaters who volunteer to go, I will officially cancel the trip on Friday June 26 and notify you here and on Facebook. This trip will go RAIN or SHINE if enough people are interested?
Carpool: I will not be carpooling since I live near Ten Mile. My shortest route to the Tuck/Nantahala area is via Hwys 72, 129, (or 28,) & 74/19E. If you want to meet me somewhere on Hwy 129 near Chilhowie Lake we could convoy over to Dillsboro? You’ll have to work out your own carpool plan from Knoxville! If you travel on Hwy 129, be alert for police speed traps in the 40 mph area along Chilhowee Lake in Blount County. Cops were hiding behind trees trying to clock speeders there last year.
As has been our policy for many past years, members of the Chota Canoe & Kayak Club are welcome to join us on these trips!

Denzil Britt


Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by MarkB @, Lenoir City, Monday, June 22, 2015, 18:22 (972 days ago) @ d.britt

Ann and I are planning to come. She did the cliNic and the first beginners trip down the Hiwasee. I can provide safety.
Mark Bevelhimer


Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by d.britt @, Monday, June 22, 2015, 18:48 (972 days ago) @ MarkB

Thanks Mark! I'll Safety Boat on your Nantahala trip!


Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by ljlatorre, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 05:16 (971 days ago) @ d.britt

Sorry D I can't do Sunday


Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by a.lasa, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 09:18 (971 days ago) @ d.britt

I'm in!

Attended the clinic this year, went to Hiwasee last Sunday (for second time) and use a dagger vertigo.
I'd be interested in carpooling from Knoxville.



Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by t.quinn, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 16:28 (971 days ago) @ d.britt

I'm in too! I attended the clinic this year and also went down the Hiwassee last Sunday. I paddle a dagger outlaw.



Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by MarkB @, Lenoir City, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 19:15 (970 days ago) @ d.britt

Looks like we will have an additional safety boater. An experienced kayaker friend of mine from Asheville is planning to join us.


Tuckasegee Training Trip this SUNDAY June 28.

by d.britt @, Friday, June 26, 2015, 09:33 (968 days ago) @ d.britt

We have about 10-12 total paddlers who say they'll attend this trip. We have about 4-5 novice paddlers going. This trip is a go! If anyone else is interested, just meet us in Dillsboro at 11:00 a.m.?


calls about this trip

by d.britt @, Friday, June 26, 2015, 17:08 (968 days ago) @ d.britt

Today I got a message on my machine from a female and I think she was asking about this trip. The message was garbled and unreadable. Sorry I could not respond. The info about the trip is fairly complete. Dillsboro at 11:00 a.m.


calls about this trip

by Obed, Friday, June 26, 2015, 18:42 (968 days ago) @ d.britt

Last night I left a message on your phone. I don't know if you got it. John W., Nina, my wife Carla and I will meet you at the put-in at 11 AM. 3 experienced paddlers and one beginner. Carla attended the clinic and 2 Hiwassee runs. At the put-in we can decide if we want to split up the group if that makes sense to do.
Ken W.
P.S. I'm not female.

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