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Surf & Turf Weekend

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: White Water Rafting & Horseback Riding
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 5 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 15 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Babiarz
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Member Cost:$106.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:36
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 36 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Are you ready for an adventure weekend this Spring of White Water Rafting and Horse Back Riding? Then come join us on the First Annual AOC Surf & Turf Weekend. Our hosts and outfitters will be the good folks at Eagle Ranch, located in the beautiful mountains of Southeast Tennessee, near Copperhill, Tennessee. On Saturday we will go on a guided White Water Rafting Adventure on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Sunday will bring a guided Trail Ride on Horseback near the Cohutta Wilderness from Adventure Trail Rides. Both nights we’ll enjoy a large outdoor fire circle. Some other activities include: volleyball, hiking trails, horse shoes, and road and mountain biking in the immediate area. Bring your own bikes if you want to ride. We will prepare and take all of our meals as a group, just like we do on AOC Camping Trips. We will have Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast. Please note: you will have the option of staying in a bunk house or pitching a tent. The bunk houses and bath house building with hot showers are located approximately 300 feet from the tent camping and fire circle area. Eagle Ranch has a total of 120 acres to be explored. We can arrive anytime after 10:00 am on Friday May 5, 2006.

The web site for Eagle Ranch is:

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bathing suit or shorts for rafting, long pants for horse back riding, towels, hiking shoes, camp chair, camera, beverage of your choice, toiletries, clothes for around the fire circle at night, old tennis shoes or sturdy sandals for white water rafting. Tent & sleeping bag if camping, pillow & sleeping bag or top sheet and blanket if using bunk house option. Rain poncho just in case.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Eagle Ranch, Copperhill, TN 8:00 p.m. at Eagle Ranch From I-285 / I-75 Intersection – Go North on I-75 to I-575 North. Follow I-575 North into the mountains. I-575 will turn into the divided four lane Hwy 515. Drive Hwy 515 all the way to Blue Ridge, GA. At the intersection of HWY 515 and Hwy 5 at Blue Ridge, turn left onto Hwy 5 going North. Stay on Hwy 5, going through McCaysville, GA until it dead ends into Hwy 68. Turn left onto Hwy 68. Drive on Hwy 68 through Copperhill, TN until you reach Hwy 64. Turn right (east) onto Hwy 64 going towards Murphy, NC. Go exactly 3 miles until you see a blue highway sign that reads, “Eagle Ranch – Rafting Horses” on your right. The sign will direct you to the left across the highway. Follow Eagle Ranch signs (some may be low to the ground) 2.5 miles down the little country road into Eagle Ranch.


Are Dogs Permitted? 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 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:$106.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$106.00/Person
Cost Includes:$106.00 per person, which includes white water rafting, horse back riding, all of your meals and your stay at Eagle Ranch.

$25.00 deposit due at sign-up to guarantee your place on the trip. Cancel before 4/15, $20.00 is refundable. Cancel on or after 4/15, $25.00 is non-refundable unless you replace yourself on the trip.

Balance Due Date: Saturday April 15, 2006.
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.