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.