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Twilight Canoeing


The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Chestatee River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 24 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 15 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:$30.00/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: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Moderate

How about an evening canoe trip? This is exact route we did in April except that we will run it during the evening hours from approximately six to nine PM. Wildlife not normally present during daytime hours should be out for us to observe.

Bring your dinner to eat beforehand as the outfitter has a picnic area we will take advantage of. Thus you don’t have to worry about bringing a meal that will stay dry. At about 5:30 we will wrap up eating and get our boats, paddles and life preservers to prepare for our six o’clock launch.

We will be canoeing about 6 miles and we will go at a somewhat leisurely pace to take in the scenery. 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.


Required Items to Bring:
On the river wear clothing you don’t 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.

Bring plenty to drink on hot days. There are non-waterproof buckets available for canoers to store items.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Food or snacks in unbreakable containers
sunscreen
sunglasses (with keeper cords)
hat
change of clothes for ride home
waterproof camera
small cooler to attach to canoe or kayak (with bungee cords)

Do not bring:
Alcoholic beverages
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles
Radios
Non-waterproof cameras – (the trip leader’s digital camera was ruined on last year’s trip)
Glass

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 4:45 P.Mm - 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

Notes:

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 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 & Payment:
Member Cost:$30.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$30.00/Person
Cost Includes:Full payment due upon signup to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel before June 15th, full refund less $5.00.

Share a canoe - $30.00 per person
Kayak for one - $36.00 per person
Price includes paddles, lifejackets, return shuttle and tip for outfitter.

Shuttles: Use your own Canoe or Kayak - $16.00
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.