This is a group for Asheville area women (and the occasional man) who want to meetup and go paddle. All skill levels are welcome as each of us must assess our own abilities to attend each gathering. We will organize trips for beginner and up. I am NOT a professional or skilled instructor. I started this group to meet other women paddlers so we can get out on the river, practice our river skills, occasionally receive group instruction, and have fun on our beautiful rivers. Each one who participates does so at their own risk.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Although there is safety in numbers, there are basic skills that you need to know to safely navigate any river. You must know the basic river features and what to avoid. You must know how to wet exit and have the proper equipment and clothing to attend meetups. YOU are responsible for knowing your limitations and skill level. You are also responsible for researching the river and it's features prior to committing to attending a Meetup. You must be a strong swimmer and in good health to attend as well.
For those who have never been in a kayak, I would STRONGLY encourage professional instruction before jumping on the river with any meetup group. There are many skilled instructors in our area. I've taken clinics and private instruction with several organizations. Message me and I can give you some recommendations.
LET'S GO PADDLE GIRLS (and the occasional man)!!
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