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Metro Hooch +

The Basics:
Event Type:Whitewater
Event Location: Morgan Falls River Park - Lower Pool   Whitewater: Metro Hooch +  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 20 2022  4:45 pm >> Wed, Jul 20 2022 7:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 4:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 15 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 18 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.8 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a great weekday paddle that starts off swift, but easy...then gives way to class III whitewater as we eddy hop and surf from hole to hole along the world famous Chattahoochee River.
American Whitewater has the specifics for the last 3 miles and solid paddling skills are required. The first 5+ miles are a great warm up for the arms, body, mind and soul...We might stop at Goose S*** Island (near the Jump Off Rock) for a leg stretch and some nice wave trains. We wanna absorb as much of the rivers beauty as we can before we have to get back to the real world. So if you have what it takes to get on the list for this, c'mon. I have room to carry about 4 boats, that's why it's capped at this sized group. Otherwise if you're self-shuttling we can bring on more as room allows. 

We are going with the flow so we'll pay close attention to the flow rates and releases at Morgan Falls USGS | Monitoring Station we are aiming for a minimum of 2,000cfs - but 7,000 is nice!


 If you're shuttling with us notify me upon sign up and meet at the Put In around 4:45pm the event is posted to start at 4 - but that will be between shuttle drivers. We'll drop off one vehicle that can haul 4 boats - but we can figure out the logistics if more join....we'll see how that shakes out between now and launch time. Folks that want to leave directly from the Take Out can arrive at 4 pm to shuttle UP to Morgan Falls. Those that want to arrive at the Put In and get shuttle back up after the event, arrive at the Put in before 4:45pm


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or Canoe
PFD is a must and it MUST be worn
Water & maybe a snack

dry bag with dry clothes & shoes for the return home

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Throw Rope
Nose plug, ear plugs
Water shoes or booties
Dry Top, Dry Suit or Wet Suit (the water is cold)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put - In: 
Morgan Falls River Park - Sandy Beach near boat ramp River Left
100 Morgan Falls Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
carpoolers can meet here at 4:45pm

Take Out:
Paces Mill Boat Ramp - River Right
3444 Cobb Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
shuttle team will meet here at 4pm

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):25Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 4:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $10.00 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.


Optional dinner afterward

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