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Canoe Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Chestatee River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 12 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 4 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Michelle Spence
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Member Cost:$32.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:11
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate (should be familiar with canoe paddling)

Here is a unique overnight trip for the adventurers! How about spending a night on the Chestatee River! Well arrive at the Outpost at 2:30 pm on Saturday, get on the river at 3:00 pm and we will paddle down to the Big Bend beach-camping area where we will stay overnight. If you plan on using a kayak, make sure someone in a canoe does not mind carrying your camp supplies in their canoe. It would be a good idea to eat your lunch prior to arrival and have dinner at the camping area. You will bring your own food, snacks, and drinks. It will take us about an hour to an hour and a half to get to the beach-camping area. Once we are there, we will set up our tents, a campfire in the evening, and basically just enjoy the wildlife and each others company. There is a nice shallow water area for us to cool off in, too! Then we will be picked up by noon the following day at the Hwy. 400 take out. Let the trip leader know if you plan on bringing your own kayak. There are no bathroom facilities, so be prepared to rough it a bit.

This is a pack it in, pack it out type of trip. Whatever you bring with you, like soon-to-be-trash, you will have to carry it out. Please bring camping supplies as if it is a backpacking trip. Since we will be traveling by water to the campsite, it is suggested to bring small tents and sleeping bags, etc.

Id like to note that there will not be any instructions on paddling, but only to familiarize us with paddling. Please email the trip leader with any questions.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Small tent
Sleeping bag and pad
Rain gear
Flashlight and/or headlamp
Dinner for Saturday evening and breakfast for Sunday; pack food and snacks in unbreakable containers/dry bag. Bring plenty to drinks on hot days
On the river wear clothing you dont mind getting wet or dirty. Bring a change of clothes for relaxing on the beach (swimsuit), canoing/kayaking clothes for Sunday paddling, and dry clothes for when we arrive back at the Outpost
Drinking water for entire trip, so you may want to bring a water filter
Wear something on your feet for protection - old running shoes, sandals or river shoes - NO Flip-Flops!
Waterproof storage bags to put all of your camping supplies in
Toiletries (wet napkins/baby wipes, toothbrush, etc.)
Trowel and TP
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
Sun protection, sun block, bug spray, hat and sunglasses
Leave all unneeded items like wallets, keys, pagers, etc. behind. The Outpost has a safe place to leave car keys while were on the river

Do not bring: Alcoholic beverages
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles
Radios, non-waterproof cameras

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, Georgia 2:30pm 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? No.

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:
Member Cost:$32.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$32.00/Person
Cost Includes:$32 per person in canoe. Price includes paddles, lifejackets, return shuttle and tip for outfitter. Cancellation date August 4th. Trip is refundable less $5 before August 4th. After August 4th, trip is non-refundable unless you replace yourself.
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.