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Canoeing and Lodge weekend at the Cartecay

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 8 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 25 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate (guided Class I,II,III canoe trip)

We will be bunking in a really cool lodge in Ellijay, GA. Friday night we will meet at the lodge at 9:00 pm and grill hamburgers. Saturday we will canoe the Cartecay River at 2:00 pm. This is a guided Class I,II,III river trip for all skill levels which incorporates laurel-covered banks and exciting rapids.

We will come back that night and prepare a great dinner!

Please let us know if you have any special food needs. We will accommodate your needs if we are advised in ADVANCE. (Eating ______ will kill me. I will break out in hives if I eat ______.)

Other activities are up to you on Saturday morning and Sunday… Shuttles, guided trips and full equipment rentals are available through MOE and local outfitters. There are a variety of trails located in Gilmer County. You could see the brass plaque imbedded in a rock overlook designating the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, travel on the Benton MacKaye Trail, see a state record tree, or travel the Cohutta Wilderness area. Or do the river again!

Local bike rentals available…or go horseback riding. Go to or call 706-517-8555 for more info on the horseback riding.

Additional info on local attractions available at M.O.E.

Required Items to Bring:
Just you.....
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
The M.O.E.Tel provides all of your sleeping linens, a towel for each person, and has a full-size fridge.

We would suggest bringing snacks, etc. for your canoe trip and any other activities you choose, along with your favorite liquid refreshment….

Extra towel
Your stuff
Games for the evenings
Please note that all AOC trips are BYOB!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:M.O.E. Tel Ellijay, GA 30540 (706) 635-2524 9:00 pm at the M.O.E.Tel Take I-575 north till it turns into APD Highway 515. Continue to Highway 52 East (second E. Ellijay light). Go East on Highway 52 approximately 4.5 miles and turn right on Lower Cartecay Rd. Look for signs to Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions. (M.O.E.). A gravel drive is on the right. The Lodge is located at the end of the driveway to M.O.E..

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? No
Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:$75.00 covers your canoe trip, dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday and Breakfast Sunday

(You can choose to arrive at any time during this trip, but there are no discounts given for partial event attendance.)

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