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Kayaking and Canoeing
|Event Location:||Broad River|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jun 10 2006 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, May 31 2006 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Fred Galyean|
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|Member Cost:||$27.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate - Advanced Beginner Rapids (Class II)|
The scenic Broad River, located in northeast Georgia 23 miles from Athens, 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 also has a 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.
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 paddlers should be aware that we will not have time for extensive instruction prior to starting our trip down the river. We will spend a few minutes familiarizing people with their boats, and safety precautions, and off we go. If you are unsure about your suitability for this trip, please e-mail one of the trip leaders before signing up.
For those who are interested, we can dine and maybe check out the Athens nightlife for a while. I live close to downtown Athens, and will be offering my place for anyone who would like to clean up before dinner.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Danielsville, GA 10:30am at the Broad River Outpost Directions to Broad River: 85 N to Commerce exit (441S). Go 5 miles. Take a left at stop sign (Hwy 98 to Danielsville). Take a left onto Hwy 29, go 1 mile. Take a right onto 281. Outpost is 4 miles up on right (look for the kayak out front).|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Coolers should be strapped in with a bungee (only canoes have space for a cooler)
Will this event occur rain or shine? This even will be held rain or shine, 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 event leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.
E-mail the event 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 & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||$27 per person – due upon sign-up to reserve your place
or a $6 portage charge if you will be bringing your own boat.|
*Email the trip leader when you sign-up to request a canoe or a keowee.
A keowee is similar to a kayak, but easier to maneuver. Those requesting a canoe will be paired up with someone.
$1.00 per car parking donation. Pay this fee at the site.
Gas $$ for the carpool drivers
|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.