Friday 12 Mile Paddle from Clays Ferry Bridge to Valley View Ferry

A long one way paddle down the river.  This is a beautiful stretch once again, of forrested hill sides, palisades, and waterfalls (seasonal).  We will pass Raven Run and continue on to the Ferry.  It is about 12 miles down stream.  We plan to do some shuttling.  Some of us will meet at the Ferry and leave our trucks, others will meet at Rip Tides.  So if you sign up watch for comments about where and time to meet.  We generally paddle about 2-3 miles and hour if you want to figure the time, with stops along the way for your snacks and lunch.

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  • Aurora R.

    Had a great day on the river. This is a beautiful part of the KY River.

    October 5, 2013

  • Lee S.

    Another great meetup hosted by KBC...! Enjoying the waterways of Ky with folks you like being around.

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Kim C.

    Thanks everyone for a great day on the water looks like actual paddle time was just under 5 hours. Enjoyed the stops and views along the way. What a trip for breaking in two new kayaks . Aurora and Mike you did great. See you all soon

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Kim C.

    Everyone meet at the Valley View Ferry at 9:00. This is at the end of Tate's Creek Rd. We will bring one or two trucks with us and all our gear to the start at Rip a Tides. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water :)

    Looking forward to the adventure. If you need anything call me. 859 [masked]

    October 3, 2013

  • Aurora R.

    Kim, I bought another kayak, an Old Town Sit-in, 10 ft. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up better. Looking forward to trying it out somewhere besides my farm pond.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Don P.

      12 miles is a very, very long way for a 10 ft. boat.

      September 30, 2013

    • Kim C.

      Great Aurora looking forward to Friday.

      September 30, 2013

  • Aurora R.

    Don, so you think if I just did 8 miles in an 8 foot boat, I can't do 12 in a 10 foot boat?

    September 30, 2013

    • Aurora R.

      Don, I am 5 ft tall so would find it difficult to portage or carry from the truck a 12-17 ft kayak. I have never paddled a 12-17 ft kayak but I am thinking it would be hard for a vertically challenged person to paddle. I am guessing a lot more work for me than the 10 footer. Thanks though for the advice and warning.

      1 · September 30, 2013

    • Don P.

      Kayak carts make them easy to carry...I filled my 65 lb kayak with maybe 40-45 lbs of gear and carried it with my kayak cart down (and up) the ramp. Tina has a 'Hullavator' she uses to get her 43 lb composite 14 ft kayak on and off her SUV. Elisa paddles a Kevlar canoe that weighs next to nothing, but is pretty fast. Given enough $, there is usually a solution.

      September 30, 2013

  • Don P.

    You mean to Valley View Ferry, right?

    September 30, 2013

    • Kim C.

      Right I've done this stretch coming up from the ferry to Raven Run and back, should be more enjoyable one way. I have a 10ft kayak, it isn't as fast as the long boats but it is easy to paddle.

      September 30, 2013

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