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Evening on the Little




The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Olde Rope Mill Boat Ramp/Dock   Water: Evening on the Little  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 28 2022  5:00 pm >> Wed, Sep 28 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 23 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 28 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Horhay
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Evening Paddles are good therapy!
Little River will be the destination today as we paddle towards the waters of Lake Allatoona to watch the sun begin to set. The weather is looking cooler and the hopes of calm flat water paddling is a great way to unwind after a long day (for the working stiffs!). With that being said you will want to have USCG approved deck lights on your boat (A MUST HAVE FOR THIS EVENT, REI has some - link here), since it will be getting darker towards the end of the event.

We'll paddle NW from ORMP stopping in at Toonigh Creek Falls (if levels are high enough) for a quick photo op. then carrying on towards the more open water of Allatoona, but turning around at the Blankets Creek inlet area to give us a solid 8 mile paddle. These 8 miles have little to no current and wind may be a factor so a solid fitness base, a longer kayak and motivation to finish in a bit of daylight will help you. There is an ADA-approved boat ramp at the dock, so launch and take out should be fairly easy. 

We're dropping in right at 5, so please be respectful to other members and show up early enough to outfit your boat as needed and be ready to paddle at 5 p.m. 

The pace will be moderate, but continuous...it is an out and back paddle - so while the goal is to get to Blankets Creek, if you're falling back from my pace - we can scoop you up on the way back. 


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak
Canoe
Fast SUP
paddle of chioce 

PFD*
USCG approved deck light
headlamp
whistle
cell phone

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

dry go home clothes
dry bag/box
sunglasses
hat
warm paddle clothing
camera
bull horn
air horn
flares


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use GPS link above to set your GPS to Olde Rope Mill Park

or

1. From I-575 take exit 9 (Ridgewalk Pkwy.)
2. Go East on Ridgewalk Pkwy.
3. Take the first left at the Racetrac onto Olde Rope Mill Park Rd.
4. Continue to the end of the road. Launch point is in between the two lower parking areas.
5. If the parking areas are full - there is overflow parking back at the top of the hill across from the Kia dealership. Just drop boat and gear at the ramp/dock

Parking is free and the park is open until 11 p.m. 


Notes:

*PFD - in the state of Georgia you only need to have a PDF on your vessle - it is not required to wear the entire time - but once the sun begins to set I will enforce a MUST wear policy 

#ABFE

#LNT


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


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

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