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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.


The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Chestatee River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 29 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 20 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Steven Koonce
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Member Cost:$28.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:22
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 23 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The AOC is once again canoeing down the Chestatee River with Appalachian Outfitters. This trip has traditionally been one of our most popular and is an excellent trip for first time canoers.

We will be canoeing about 6 miles which should take approximately 2 1/2 hours. Highlights include remote and beautiful scenery and wildlife such as wood duck, great blue heron, beaver, deer, otter, osprey, turtles and turtles! There is a nice beach about halfway through were we will stop for a snack and have a chance to play in the water. We will be going over some moderate class one rapids but nothing too severe. At the end of trip, the outfitter will pick us and our craft up and bus us back to where we started.

First time canoers should be aware that we will not have time for extensive instruction prior starting our trip down the Chestatee. After a few minutes of familiarizing themselves with their canoe or kayak we will start down the river. There is the possibility that your craft will tip over so the ability to swim is a must. If you are unsure about your suitability for this trip please e-mail the trip leaders before signing up.

After the trip we will go into Dahlonega for a late lunch/early dinner.

Required Items to Bring:
On the river wear clothing you donít mind getting wet or dirty. Bring a change of clothes for after your trip. Wear something on your feet for protection - old running shoes, sandals or river shoes - NOT flip-flops!

Dress according to the weather. Shorts, bathing suit and t-shirts are great for hot days and wind breakers, wool or nylon shirts for cool days. Cotton is not recommended.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Food or snacks in unbreakable containers
Bring plenty to drink on hot days
sunglasses (with keeper cords)
change of clothes for ride home
waterproof camera
small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords)

Do not bring:
Alcoholic beverages
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles
Non-waterproof cameras Ė (the trip leaderís digital camera was ruined on last yearís trip)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 10:30 am at Appalachian Outfitters Take GA Hwy 400 North until it ends (a one hour drive from I-285) Turn left onto GA Hwy 60 (towards Dahlonega) Our Canoe Outpost is 3.5 miles on the left, turn in at the sign that reads River Trips


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? Yes however the outfitter will not run during obviously dangerous conditions. Heavy rainfall the week before may cause the outfitter cancel the trip.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the event leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend. E-mail the leader to be put on a waiting list if the event is at the max number of attendees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$28.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$28.00/Person
Cost Includes:Payment due upon signup to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel before April 20th, full refund less $5.00.

Share a canoe or kayak - $28.00 per person
Kayak for one $34.00 per person
Price includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.

Shuttles: Use your own Canoe or Kayak - $15.00
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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