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Beginning Whitewater - Chattooga River Section II -

The Basics:
Event Type:Whitewater
Event Location: Chattooga River, Rabun County, GA   Whitewater: Beginning Whitewater - Chattooga River Section II -   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 11 2017  8:00 am >> Sun, Jun 11 2017 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 7 2017 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 9 2017 9:30 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me as we paddle the Section II of the beautiful Chattooga River.  Made famous in the movie "Deleverance", the Chattooga forms the GA/SC border for 30+ miles before emptying into Lake Tugaloo.  We'll be paddling Section II, a very beginner friendly section.  

This is a "Bring Your Own Boat" event.  No rentals will be available.  Paddling this section will require frequent, quick turns.  So, sea kayaks and some longer, less manouverable boats will not be allowed.  Acceptable boats are:  whitewater kayaks, recreational kayaks, sit on tops, and canoes.  Canoes are only OK if the pilot is experienced.  This is a very beginner friendly trip, but you will need to make quick turns.

We will put in at the Hwy 28 Boat launch and float down to Earls Ford.  The river is mostly flatwater with the occasional shoal and small ledge to negotiate.  However at mile 4, we will see our only real rapid, Class III, Big Shoals.  We'll stop heare to portage the rapid and have lunch and a swim if anyone is interested. From there, we'll continue on to the take-out at Earls Ford.  There is about a 400 yard "carry out" to get your boat from the river to the parking lot.  

We will meet at the Indian Trail Park and Ride lot to arrange shuttle.  Because we will be carrying boats, It might be best to not count on riding with someone.  Unless someone has a trailer or can carry quite a few boats.  My Honda Pilot can carry 6 people, but I can only fit 2 kayaks on top.  We will do the best we can to get all boats on as few vehicles, though.  Please be a few minutes early so we can arrange shuttle.

Wearing PFD's will be required at all times while on the water.

This event will be rescheduled/cancelled in case of inclement weather or low water levels.

Required Items to Bring:



PFD (life jacket)

skirt for sit-in kayak

water shoes

water/drinks 1-2 liters

lunch/snaks in waterproof container

swimwear/change of cloths



Recommended Items to Bring:
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hat or helmet 

bug repellent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Clayton, GA, Follow Warwoman Road 14 miles east to GA 28.  Turn right on GA 28.  Follow it for approx 3-4 miles.  Put in will be at small signed lot on right about one mile after crossing into SC

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $80.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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