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M.O.E.-tel & Whitewater Cartecay Kayaking

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 7 2006  8:00 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 7 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 7 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:September 9, 2007
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:$75.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:17
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

So, you’ve done my pioneer camping trips. Well, what’s next you ask? How about the M.O.E.-tel with some intermediate whitewater kayaking added for good measure?

The M.O.E.-tel is Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions own rustic cabin (stress rustic here)…get it…M.O.E.-tel. Ha. Anyway, the M.O.E.-tel is a large wooden cabin with bunk beds for 18 people, a loft for 6 people in sleeping bags on the floor, hot water showers, deck, grill, kitchen-area, living room, etc.

Friday, we’ll head up to the M.O.E.-tel after work to make ourselves at home, cook dinner, play Ping-Pong, retire to the living room couches or head out to the lawn for a bonfire and smores. Saturday, after breakfast, we’ll walk over to M.O.E. to begin our kayaking adventure. NOTE: Due to low water levels, only 14 sit-on-top kayaks are available. Yes, so that means only 14 can kayak. If you have a duck boat or kayak you would like to bring, please do so.

NOTE: The Cartecay River is a class I-II+ river. This trip requires that you are comfortable in and around fast moving water. Safety equipment and floatation devices will be provided by M.O.E. and is required to be worn at all times while on the river! In addition, beginner or intermediate experience in handling and steering a kayak is required for this trip.

While at M.O.E., we will see a safety video, receive brief instruction on whitewater rescue, and pick up our safety equipment. We’ll then board the bus for the short trip to the river. While this is a class I-II+ river, the rapids themselves are not difficult to navigate.

After our trip, we’ll return to the M.O.E.-tel for a late lunch. The afternoon is free for you to do as you wish…visit Ellijay, hike, mountain bike or return to the river to relax. Later, we’ll have dinner, some entertainment, and a Ping Pong Championship.

For Sunday, it’s breakfast and then pack for home. We have to be out of the MOE-tel by 10am.

Required Items to Bring:
Intermediate level of comfort in and around fast moving water

Beginner to intermediate experience level with a kayak
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sleeping bag or extra blankets
Sleeping pad (if your on the floor)
Swimsuit & towel
Adult beverage of choice

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ellijay, GA 8:00 p.m. - M.O.E.-tel in Ellijay, GA I-75 North to I-575 North to 515 North, left on Hwy 52 East (second E Ellijay light), travel on Hwy 52 approx 4.5 miles, turn right on Lower Cartecay Road (Pass Marshall Spur), right on Adventure Trail and look for MOE sign down on right. Turn in and proceed up hill to cabin...
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 pm
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$75.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$75.00/Person
Cost Includes:$75.00 per person - includes cabin, food for the weekend and kayaking. We will reimburse the 4 people that do not kayak $15.
$50 per person - includes cabin and food for the weekend. No canoeing or kayaking with MOE.

Full refund less $5 if you cancel before 6/30, no refunds after 6/30 unless you replace yourself on the trip.

Please share gas expense if you carpool with someone
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Jul 7 2006.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: Cancel on or before Aug 31, full refund less $10. Cancel after Aug 31, no refund unless you replace yourself on the trip.