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Canoe the Etowah River

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Appalachian Outfitters
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 15 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 4 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Udo Licht
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Experienced Beginner (Class II)

The Etowah River offers paddlers more challenging rapids, great scenery, good fishing, and a short portage around the 10-foot drop of spectacular Etowah Falls. Beautiful Mountain Laurel and Rhododendrons grace the banks of this small, fast moving stream that keeps your interest up around every bend. We recommend previous canoeing or Kayaking experience to fully enjoy the shoals on this moderately challenging trip. The Etowah is best in the spring and early summer, the water levels are higher and numerous wildflowers are in bloom. Etowah Falls makes an awesome picnic site!

We will be canoeing 8 miles (about 3 ½ hours). Rugged and beautiful scenery and wildlife such as wood ducks, great blue heron, deer, otters, rainbow trout, silver spotted gar, osprey, red eye bass, and turtles. Highlights include numerous rapids, rock outcroppings, Etowah Falls, and lots of wildflowers!

We may stop for a bite to eat afterwards.

Required Items to Bring:
On the river wear clothing you dont mind getting wet or dirty. Bring a change of clothes for after your trip.
Wear something on your feet for protection - old running shoes, sandals or river shoes - NOT flip-flops!

Dress according to the weather. Shorts, bathing suit and t-shirts are great for hot days and wind breakers, wool or nylon shirts for cool days.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Food or snacks in unbreakable containers.
Bring plenty to drink on hot days
sunglasses (with keeper cords)
change of clothes for ride home
waterproof camera
small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords) Do not bring:

Alcoholic beverages.
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles.
Radios, non-waterproof cameras.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 10:30 am at Appalachian Outfitters Take GA Hwy 400 North until it ends (a one hour drive from I-285) Turn left onto GA Hwy 60 (towards Dahlonega) Our Canoe Outpost is 3.5 miles on the left, turn in at the sign that reads River Trips


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? yes Contact info for organizer for day of event: Contact information will be emailed the week prior to the event.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Deposit of $10 within 10 days of sign up in order to hold your spot, balance due by May 3rd.

Share a canoe or kayak - $30.00
Kayak for one $40.00
Includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.

Your own canoe or kayak $20.00
$5.00 for every additional craft.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation prior to 04/26/04 will receive full refund minus any paypal fees incurred. After 04/26/04, and prior to 5/3, will forfeit deposit. After 5/3/04, there will be no refunds.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.