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Advanced beginner Canoeing (Etowah River)

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Etowah River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 10 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 7 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):

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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Beginner Advanced (Class II)

The Etowah River offers paddlers more challenging rapids, great scenery, good fishing, and a short portage around the 10 foot drop of spectacular Etowah Falls. Beautiful Mountain Laurel and Rhododendrons grace the banks of this small, fast moving stream that keeps your interest up around every bend. We recommend previous canoeing or Kayaking experience to fully enjoy the shoals on this moderately challenging trip. The Etowah is best in the spring and early summer, the water levels are higher and numerous wildflowers are in bloom. Etowah Falls makes an awesome picnic site!

We will be canoeing 8 miles ( about 3 ½ hours). Highlights include numerous rapids, rock outcroppings, Etowah Falls, and lots of wildflowers!

Required Items to Bring:

On the river wear clothing you dont 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.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Food or snacks in unbreakable containers. Bring plenty to drink on hot days, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, change of clothes for ride home, waterproof camera, small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords)

Sun protection, sunblock, hat and sunglasses. Waterproof watch. Leave all unneeded items like wallets, keys, pagers, etc. behind. They have a safe place to leave car keys at the outpost while youre on the river.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 11:00 am 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

You can pay in three ways....

1) You can pay by cash or check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) at the monthly socials to Phil Tuck or Katherine Martin (Please note a $20 charge for returned checks and a returned check voids the hold on your spot)

2) You can pay by Paypal ( and direct the payment to with a note indicating the event you are attending

3) You can mail a check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA 31146

(Please note that, if at all possible, we will hold your spot if you let us know how and when you can pay)

Are Dogs Permitted? According to the website, dogs are allowed. However, please be sure that your dog can swim or has his own flotation device. It is required that all dogs be well behaved and their owners are in control of them at all times.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
Contact info for organizer for day of event: will be provided
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:$26 each person to share a canoe
$37 each person for a single kayak
Includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.

To shuttle your own canoe or kayak $20.00
$5.00 for every additional craft.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.