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Beginner Trip August 12 on the Hiwassee (Beginner Trips)

by fruppel @, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 18:35 (168 days ago)

This week’s beginner trip will be Saturday, Aug. 12th on the Hiwassee river. Bill Lewis and Francis Ruppel will be the trip leaders.

If you are coming, please consolidate boats as much as possible before meeting at the put-in. The meetup locations are listed below:
• Fort Sanders West parking lot, 8:00 am (for those also stopping at Mayfield’s)
• Mayfield Dairy, outside Athens, 9:00–9:45 am
• Sears parking lot, Foothills Mall, Maryville, 9:00 am (for those driving down US 411, not going to Mayfield's)
• Hiwassee put-in boat ramp parking lot, 10:30–11:00 am.

We will arrange to shuttle cars back to the take-out after dropping off boats and gear at the put-in. For those who need to keep their cars at the put-in, there is a $3 fee.

Boaters paddling sit-on-tops and duckies are invited too. Rentals are available at Hiwassee Outfitters. We will need safety boaters as well.

If you plan to attend, please respond by email or this announcement on the forum, and let us know which meet-up location you will use. If we do not have a quorum by Thursday at 9 pm, the trip may be cancelled.



Beginner Trip August 12 on the Hiwassee

by jameswerner, Thursday, August 10, 2017, 15:13 (167 days ago) @ fruppel

I plan to be there Jim


August 12 Beginners' Trip Uploaded to YouTube

by fruppel @, Thursday, August 17, 2017, 18:00 (159 days ago) @ fruppel

Hi Folks,
The Aug 12 beginners' trip video has been uploaded to YouTube at the following link:

After almost canceling due to rain, we ended up with a beautiful day with no rain to speak of, only to come back to Knoxville and find that it had rained two inches back home! We were lucky enough to see a bald eagle that I caught on video. Many thanks to Christian, Beth, Eileen, Jim, Pete, Billy Bob, and co-leader Bill--we missed not having Marion though.


August 12 Beginners' Trip Uploaded to YouTube

by beth @, South Knox, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 14:58 (158 days ago) @ fruppel

It was a great day. The eagle was icing on the cake. Checked out Flip-Flopz (?) Burgers. Nice patio, decent food. Thank you Francis and Bill (and everyone else who came).

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