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Kayaking the Cartecay (with instruction)

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: River Right
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 11 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 5 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Udo Licht
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Beginners are welcome (thats what the trip is for). However, they have to be willing to push themselves, be good swimmers, be unafraid of swimming in choppy water or being underwater, be willing to actively take responsibility for their own rescue if they flip (just waiting for someone else to help compounds the problem), and ideally have been on a bit of white water before (rafting, canoeing etc).

I will give an hour instruction on kayaking techniques, river reading, safety, river rescue etc before we set off, then we will take time on the river to practice basic whitewater techniques before setting off downstream (note that Im not an expert, but do know the basics-hopefully our guide will help as well). The purpose of the trip is to play and learn, so we will stop to play in as many rapids as possible on the way downriver.

Depending on water level, participant experience and time, we may run the standard section twice, or put in 1.5 hours upriver of the normal start in an easier section and do a single run. We also have the option of going further down the river and running larger rapids. Rapids are Class I-III at current water levels.

The outfitter is River Right ( We will have a guide with us for safety. We will be on the water for at least 4 hours, so with shuttle time, etc, we will probably be ready to drive back around 5 pm.

Anyone who wants to try out a whitewater kayak before signing up for the trip is welcome to come to my house in Dunwoody on Thursday night (May 2nd) at 6:30 pm to try one out (I have one on a lake there). Just send me an email at: by noon Thurs. >

Required Items to Bring:
everything should be in waterproof bags (ziploc and garbage bags are good).
Bring lunch and snacks
and at least 1 L of water.
Everything should fit in one compact bag, that can be tied into the boat (WW Kayaks are small).
Wear synthetic clothing (NO COTTON). Splashtops and wetsuits will be provided.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Neoprene booties and gloves towel
kayaking noseplugs (enhances the underwater experience-can be bought at REI)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ellijay, GA Same as above. If you miss the carpool, meet at River Right at 9:00 am. To get to River Right near Ellijay:
Take I-575 North until it turns into APD Highway 515.
Follow until you come to Ellijay.
Continue through 2 lights in town.
Once heading out of town you will see the turn-off on the right for Hwy. 52 East, turn right
and follow exit to Highway 52.
Youll be looking at an antique shop.
Turn Left.
Go east on Highway 52 approximately 4.5 miles and look for an Apple Stand on your right at the top of a hill.
Turn right onto Lower Cartecay Rd.
Go 1 mile and the put-in and pavilion are on your right.

Event Payment Methods Quick Access to Payment Menu: PayPal Cash Check or Money Order Personal Check Dont forget... Your reservation for any event is not gauranteed until you have paid for the event. You must arrange payment prior to the event registration cut-off date. Check the event details to see what the fees are for each event you register for. Most are free, but overnight or meal-provided trips usually have some costs. We are PayPal Certified! Paypal allows you to pay for events using your debit or credit card, as well as automatic withdraws through your bank/checking account. We have included the basic instructions here for using PayPal to secure your reservations... Go to Click the link to Sign Up Now* (its free to get an account) Fill out the questions on the form to get your account set up Once your account is set-up (check your e-mail for info), log into PayPal Follow the online prompts to get your credit card added to your account or to add funds from your checking account Once you have either your credit card or funds in your account, click the Send Money tab at the top Put in as the recipient Put in the total that you owe Put Service for Type Put in your e-mail address In the Note field - Be sure you put in the name of the event and who you are paying for (you, your friend, etc). This is very important so we know who to mark as paid! Receipts for PayPal: You will receive your receipt that you paid via e-mail from PayPal. Hold onto this - it is your receipt! *If you already have a PayPal account: Follow steps 4 through 11 above. Please note: If you dont have a (free) PayPal account we recommend signing up for PayPal well in advance of your trip cut-off date. It can sometimes take some time to get your account verified... you want to be sure your account is active before money is due to the event organizer. Cash Cash must be physically handed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. You will get a cash receipt when you give them your payment. Cashiers Check or Money Order A Cashiers Check or Money Order can be physically handed or mailed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. Payment should be made to Atlanta Outdoor Club and mailed to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA, 31146. Personal Check Guarantees your spot on the trip ONLY AFTER it clears the bank. A Check can be physically handed or mailed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. Payment should be made to Atlanta Outdoor Club and mailed to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA, 31146. Receipts for Cash, Check or Money Order: You will receive a paper receipt when we receive payment from you. Hold onto this!
Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes. Heavy thunderstorms in the area will cancel with refund.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:$26.00 per person non-refundable due to the short lead time on this event.

Anyone wishing to go on the trip must pay by Monday, May 5, or their spot will be given to someone on the waiting list. If 6 people have not signed up and paid by Monday, May 5, the trip will be cancelled due to the high additional costs imposed on small groups by the outfitter

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