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THOG's Annual Memorial Day Whitewater Weekend!

  • May 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM

It's that time of year again!  Join THOG for our annual trip to the Nantahala Gorge for a weekend of whitewater fun!  Many stories have been told of past trips to the Nantahala from those that have survived Nanty Falls.  In fact, sections of the river have even been given names from members of THOG.  If you are up for a weekend of wet, wild fun, and a bunch of whitewater action, then you need to come join us.

This trip takes a bit more planning than other THOG trips.  Please only sign up if you definitely intend on going.  You will have to reserve an inflatable kayak at two separate outfitters, as well as pay $20 for group camping.  It is expected that you will be with the group for the entire weekend.

 

Friday starts the weekend.  Arrive at the group campground (camping at Appletree Group Camp again) and set up camp.  It's a good idea to take this day off from work and enjoy the drive out to the mountains.  I recommend stopping in Asheville or getting in a short hike. (The campground is more than 4 hours from the Triangle)

Saturday morning we will set off for the Tuckasegee River. The Tuckasegee is composed of mainly class I and class II rapids and the water temperature is typically 70 degrees in the summer.

Our outfitter will be:

In order to secure a reservation for a duckie on the Tuckaseegee River- action from each of us is required!

Please phone Tuckaseegee Outfitters and let them know you are with T-HOG and would like to reserve a kayak for May 25th. They will ask for a credit card number to secure the reservation. We all need to consider calling early instead of waiting until the last minute!

The number to call is [masked]

After you have secured your reservation- please leave a note in the comments on our event page and you will be all set!

You must call and reserve an inflatable Kayak upon signing up for this event.

Another option we will have this year is to skip the Tuck and run the Nantahala on Saturday as well as Sunday.  This option is reserved only for those with whitewater experience, as the Nantahala is a bit more technical.

On Sunday, we will get up and run the Nantahala River!!  The Nanty is a cold, fast moving river made up of Class II and Class III rapids.  It culminates with a class III rapid, Nantahala Falls, at the end of the trip.  I will warn you, many a THOG'ers have been swallowed up by this rapid, bwahhahahaha.   Try it if you dare! Keep in mind the water temperature of the Nantahala is in the low 50s year round.

Our outfitter for the Nantahala River will be Adventurous Fast Rivers. You do not need to do anything to reserve a boat with them ahead of time.

IMPORTANT~ Within the week, you must decide if you are running the Nantahala both days or running the Tucakseegee and the Nantahala and notify Al or Kari within the week (deadline: Tuesday 4/30).

Arrangements for carpooling should be made amongst participants- there is no formal plan for meeting up and carpooling.

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  • Allen

    I just posted some more pictures last night. Sorry for taking so long to get them up. I have a few more to post yet.

    June 4, 2013

  • KRISTEN

    This trip was a blast! Thanks everyone for the laughs and adventure. Thanks Kari and Al for organizing. SO FUN !

    May 29, 2013

  • John D

    Great trip enhanced by an awesome group of people. Thanks much Al and Kari and everyone!

    May 28, 2013

  • Janette

    Once again THOG doesn't disappoint; great group of people! I am not a Nanty Virgin and I'm proud of it. Thanks to Al and Kari for organizing!

    May 28, 2013

  • sierra l.

    This was my first THOG meet up and I had a blast. It was well organized, very chill and met some amazing people!

    May 28, 2013

  • Justin P

    Fantastic weekend! Thanks to Al and Kari for organizing and everyone else for making it such a great time.

    May 28, 2013

  • Chih-Wei C.

    An absolute blast. Getting a dunking in the river is fun but the real fun is around the campfire with fantastic people. Thank you all for making it so entertaining and lively. Still 10 fingers left!

    3 · May 27, 2013

  • David P.

    Watch out for "Al's Hole" on the Nanty!!!

    May 15, 2013

    • David P.

      The gash is located exactly between Nanty's double dark hole & the finishing spot! Haha

      May 25, 2013

    • Allen

      Shhh! I almost fell out at Al's hole again.

      1 · May 27, 2013

  • Allen

    One for the record books! A few thank you's. Thank you Kari, you organized just as much, if not more, as I did. You were great! Thank you Mel, Kristen, and Shung for helping guide down the Nantahala. Thank you Mike B for letting me use your grill. Thank you Amanda for being the fire marshal. Thank you Chih-Wei for not cutting your finger off with the ax. And to everyone else, thank you for making this one of the best THOG weekends ever!

    3 · May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic time, absolute must for Triangle outdoor enthusiast!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Charles

    Great weekend. Thanks to all, especially to Kari and Ken for "saving" me!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Kari

    What a fantastic weekend! Thank you to Al for organizing!

    2 · May 27, 2013

  • David P.

    I'm gonna miss being on this trip.... Hope you guys have an AWESOME time like always!

    May 25, 2013

  • Allen

    Y'all be careful driving today. The NC Highway patrol is running a major fundraiser all along I 40. Watch your speed or they might ask you for a donation.

    May 24, 2013

    • David P.

      They discriminate against people traveling with kayaks on their roof too!

      May 25, 2013

  • Allen

    Could a few of you please bring a roll of paper towel and a garbage bag. Thank you.

    May 23, 2013

    • Shung

      I got some firewood, if we have space will bring!

      May 23, 2013

  • Allen

    We were all looking forward to seeing on this trip. Linville gorge in June??

    May 23, 2013

  • Steve H

    Lost gear traveling back from GrandCanyon backpacking yesterday-- do not think i can replace in time.

    May 21, 2013

    • Shung

      Steve no worries, iI got pretty much everything, bring yourself, food camping gear iI got it man

      May 22, 2013

    • Chih-Wei C.

      Yeah, just let us know what you need, I am sure there's plenty of spare gear people have, just bring yourself and get ready for an awesome weekend.

      May 22, 2013

  • Shung

    Hey everyone
    FYI I'm bringing a portable gas grill if anyone wanna grill anything, welcome but make sure to grill an extra for me haha :)

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tuck/Nanty just reserved my kayak! I'm leaving from NW Raleigh (Brier Creek) if anyone wants to carpool!

    May 1, 2013

    • sierra l.

      I did thanks. Will meet you on Friday at your place 12:30. Thanks!

      May 22, 2013

    • sierra l.

      My number is[masked] if you need to reach me.

      May 22, 2013

  • Charles

    Linda (my guest) and I are meeting the group at the Tuckasegee Saturday morning. We believe we need to be there at 10am. Will that be ok?

    May 19, 2013

    • Allen

      That will be ok, Charles. Let me double check the time, though.

      May 20, 2013

    • Allen

      Charles, We have the first trip of the day. Try to be at the outfitter at 9:30.

      May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone bringing a camping stove or coffee press? IDW to bring multiple items. Thanks!

    May 21, 2013

    • Nicholas E

      I am bringing a 2 burner Coleman stove. No coffee press, just a kettle. Starbucks instant is not too bad.

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Allen

    I have room for one more in my truck. Kari and I will be leaving early Friday.

    May 21, 2013

  • John D

    I am now Jacklyn's +1. Tuck/Nanty for me too. I've reserved a kayak for Saturday. Glad to finally make it on this trip after missing it the past two years.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Shung

      welcome aboard JD :)

      May 21, 2013

  • Charles

    Is this the right website for Appletree Campground? According to this there are showers ! ! !
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5300569.pdf

    May 8, 2013

  • Mike B

    Kayak reserved on the TUCK. Natty on Sunday.

    May 19, 2013

  • sierra l.

    All signed up! Anybody carpooling from North Raleigh???

    April 26, 2013

    • Shung

      hey Sierra, sorry seats has been taken!

      May 16, 2013

    • sierra l.

      No worries! Thanks!

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Charles

    Tuck booked for me and guest

    May 17, 2013

  • Shung

    tuck booked

    May 10, 2013

  • Kevin

    so no waiting list?

    May 8, 2013

    • Kari

      No wait list this time-

      May 8, 2013

  • Nicholas E

    I just made reservations with the Tuck Outfitters. I am doing the Tuck and Nanty.

    Looking for a carpool. I can meet somewhere at 4. Or I could take a half day and meet somewhere at 12:30.

    May 7, 2013

  • Wes

    Something came up & I can't make it

    May 7, 2013

  • Justin P

    Reserved kayaks for Amanda and I for Tuck on Sat.

    May 3, 2013

  • Justin P

    Amanda and I are doing Tuck/Nanty

    May 2, 2013

  • sierra l.

    Anyone in Bedford or close by that's going and wants to carpool?

    May 1, 2013

  • Wes

    Nanty/Nanty

    May 1, 2013

  • Janette

    Tuck/nanty

    May 1, 2013

  • Charles

    Tucks/Nanty both of us

    May 1, 2013

  • Shung

    Doing Tuck/Nanty

    April 30, 2013

  • Chris C

    Dang, I'm just disappointed that I won't be there this year. I miss taking photos of all the carnage!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Charles

      Ha ha! You thought you would actually see the pictures? :)

      1 · April 24, 2013

    • Shung

      Charles :)

      April 30, 2013

  • sierra l.

    Tuck/Nanty.

    April 30, 2013

  • Steve H

    Tuck(bringing hard kayak)/Nanty(renting inflatable kayak)

    April 30, 2013

  • Jacklyn C.

    Tuck/Nanty

    April 26, 2013

    • Chih-Wei C.

      Same, Tuck on Sat and Nanty on Sun.

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds pretty dang fun... do you have to have whitewater experience to do this? I've never been (but have always wanted to try!).

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What do the kayak rentals cost on average?

      April 23, 2013

    • Allen

      $25-35

      April 24, 2013

  • John D

    Is the campground reserved for Sunday night too?

    April 23, 2013

    • Allen

      John, yes, we have the campground til Monday.

      April 24, 2013

  • Allen

    I just made the change for the charge for camping. $20 for the weekend, not per night. Sorry about that.

    April 24, 2013

  • Jacklyn C.

    So, to clarify... It is $45 per person for camping at the campground?

    April 23, 2013

    • Chris C

      No no no, it won't be anything near that. $45 for kayak rentals sounds about right. Camping tends to run around $10-15 for 3 nights per person

      April 24, 2013

    • Allen

      My bad, I typed that up wrong.

      April 24, 2013

  • Janette

    Both days for both of us! Saturdays kayaks are reserved for us :)

    April 23, 2013

  • Chih-Wei C.

    IK reserved

    April 23, 2013

  • KRISTEN

    Nantahala both days please

    April 23, 2013

  • sierra l.

    Love to be there! How do I sign up...sorry new ...

    April 22, 2013

    • Allen

      Sign ups open tonight.

      April 23, 2013

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