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M.O.E.-tel & Whitewater Cartecay Canoeing

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 24 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 13 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:24
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


So, you’ve done my pioneer camping and Squirrel’s Nest trips. Well, what’s next you ask? How about the M.O.E.-tel with some intermediate whitewater canoeing added for good measure?

The M.O.E.-tel is Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions own rustic cabin (stress rustic here)…get it…M.O.E.-tel. Ha. Anyway, the M.O.E.-tel is a large wooden cabin with bunk beds for 18 people, a loft for 6 people in sleeping bags on the floor, hot water showers, deck, grill, kitchen, living room, etc.

Friday, we’ll head up to the M.O.E.-tel after work to make ourselves at home, cook dinner, retire to the living couches or head out to the lawn for a bonfire and smores. Saturday, after breakfast, we’ll walk down the hill to M.O.E. to begin our canoeing adventure.

NOTE: The Cartecay River is a class II-III river. This trip requires that you are comfortable in and around fast moving water. Safety equipment and floatation devices will be provided by M.O.E. and is required to be worn at all times while on the river! In addition, beginner or intermediate experience in handling and steering a canoe is required for this trip.

While at M.O.E., we will see a safety video, receive brief instruction on whitewater rescue, and pick up our safety equipment. Those wishing to canoe together will pair up. Also available are “sit-on-tops” for single paddlers (Let me know if you wish to reserve one). Of course, you may bring your own kayak if you wish. We’ll then board the bus for the short trip to the river. While this is a class II-III river, the rapids themselves are not difficult to navigate. Proper teamwork and steering of the canoe is essential however.

After our trip, we’ll return to the M.O.E.-tel for a late lunch. The afternoon is free for you to do as you wish…visit Ellijay, hike, and mountain bike or relax. Later, we’ll have dinner, some entertainment and another bonfire on the lawn.

For Sunday, it’s breakfast and then pack for home.

Required Items to Bring:
Intermediate level of comfort in and around fast moving water

Beginner to intermediate experience level with a canoe
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sleeping bag or extra blankets
Sleeping pad
Swimsuit & towel
Beverage of choice

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ellijay, GA 8:00pm, M.O.E.-tel in Ellijay, GA

I-75 North to I-575 North to 515 North, left on Hwy 52 East (second E Ellijay light), travel on Hwy 52 approx 4.5 miles, turn right on Lower Cartecay Road (Pass Marshall Spur), right on Adventure Trail and look for MOE sign down on right. Turn in and proceed up hill to cabin...look for the AOC sign.


Are dogs allowed? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost Includes:$75.00 per person - includes cabin, food for the weekend and canoeing.


$50 per person - includes cabin and food for the weekend. No canoeing or kayaking with MOE.

Please share gas expense if you carpool with someone

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