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Beginner Rapids Canoeing

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Broad River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 27 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 21 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Steven Koonce
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 21 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Strenuous

The Broad River located in northeast Georgia, 23 miles from Athens on Ga. Hwy 281, the scenic Broad River has 70 miles of continuous navigable water. Most of this free flowing river is mild with no rapids. One section has exciting but easy Class II rapids, suitable for beginners yet fun for the more advanced paddler. The Broad has the Waterfall; an avoidable 5 ft drop which is a definite cheap thrill. The 6.5 mile section -The Broad- contains 7 shoals, each with individual ledges and sloughs.

Note: In the past it has taken 5 to 6 hours to complete the trip. There is a good bit of paddling required so participants should be prepared for a good workout. First time canoers should be aware that we will not have time for extensive instruction prior starting our trip down the Broad River. After a few minutes of familiarizing themselves with their keowees or canoe we will start down the river. If you are unsure about your suitability for this trip please e-mail the trip leaders before signing up.

Required Items to Bring:
Pack lunch-waterproofed
Bathing suit or shorts and shirt (we do not suggest denim)
Water sandals (be aware that you may lose lace up or slip on shoes)
Please remember to secure your keys and id in some manner (you may want to arrange to leave them at the shore)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Extra set of dry clothes
Coolers (NO GLASS) should be strapped in with a bungee (canoes only have space for a cooler)
Cash for dinner afterwards

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Danielsville, GA 10:30am at the Broad River Outpost 85 N to Commerce exit (441S). Go 5 miles. Take left at stop sign (Hwy 98 to Danielsville).Take left onto Hwy 29, go 1 mile. Take right onto 281. Outpost is 4 miles up on right (look for kayak out front).


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, but although it will be cancelled under extreme weather conditions.

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

Cost Includes:$28.00 for individual keowees (Keowees are much easier to maneuver than kayaks and unlike kayaks, you do not need experince to use them. In short---they are a blast for beginners!) or a shred canoe.

$1.00 per car parking donation. Pay this fee at the site.

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