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Beginner whitewater kayaking on the Cartecay

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Cartecay River
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 26 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 22 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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:5
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate (must be able to swim confidently in moving water, and have no anxiety about being submerged)

Note: In order to sign up for this trip, you must be available the evening of Tues, Sept 21 or Thurs Sept 23 for a MANDATORY short in-water kayak session in North Atlanta (free). Contact trip leader (Udo Licht: or tel: 404-483-2050) within 2 weeks of signing up to book your session, or your name will be removed).

Although the trip is meant for pure beginners, any kayaker who has a reasonable roll and has experience running Class III whitewater is welcome to come along. Please contact Udo Licht directly at:, stating experience, and do not sign up for a beginner spot below. Please note that Udo will be gone on vacation from Aug 28-Sept 12.

On the river, Udo Licht will give a 1-hour instruction on basic kayak techniques (safety, how to read the water, river features, basic kayak moves, etc). We will then kayak till approx 4 pm, with a half-hour lunch stop. We should be back in Atlanta by approx 6 pm. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The trip leader is not a certified instructor. You are solely responsible for your own safety. We will be using Ďrealí performance kayaks (sit-inside) and a spill will cause you to hang upside down in the water (possibility of striking/pinning on rocks). You must be prepared to perform the correct procedures to exit the boat and get yourself to safety.

Required Items to Bring:
Recommended Items to Bring:
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1 to 2 Liter of water
lunch in small waterproof container
suntan lotion
neoprene booties for feet (running shoes OK, but flexible footwear that provides warmth is better)
neoprene gloves if itís cold
your own 3/2 mil wetsuit (saves cost, and you know it fits)
neoprene cap if itís very cold

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Cartecay River, Ellijay Be at the outfitter by 10:30 am. Take I-575 North until it turns into APD Highway 515. Follow until you come to Ellijay. Continue through 2 lights in town. Once heading out of town you will see the turn-off on the right for Hwy. 52 East, turn right and follow exit to Highway 52. Youll be looking at an antique shop. Turn Left. Go east on Highway 52 approximately 1 mile and look for a brick building on your right by the river. This will put you at our outfitting store. For the put-in, go an additional 3.5 miles and turn right onto Lower Cartecay Rd. Go 1 mile and the put-in and pavilion are on your right.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Thunderstorms/heavy rain/river flow above 3.0 will cancel

The trip leader will keep a waiting list, so if the trip fills, dont despair! Call the trip leader and let him know you are interested.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:No deposit required.
(Please be courteous and let us know if you will not be able to attend, as we are limited to 5 people.) $25.00 per person to be paid directly to outfitter on day of trip. This cost will cover your kayak/paddle/shuttle. You may want to rent a wetsuit for $5.00 at the outfitter.

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