Save the French Broad Float 2014 Number 1

  • May 17, 2014 · 9:00 AM

The French Broad Riverkeeper and Western NC Alliance have released details for the Save the French Broad Float 2014. As anticipated, the paddle will be broken into two segments. The first is planned for 17 - 21 May 2014 starting near Rosman and ending up in Asheville. It's great trip on a fun river. You paddle for 10 - 18 miles, get out at a camp ground, set up your tent that has already arrived by van, enjoy wonderful eats provided by the host, and then do the same the next day. Can't do all five days? There's an option of just doing the first two days. 

Costs, sign up form, more details at: http://wnca.org/paddle/save-the-french-broad-float-trips/

Full itinerary here: http://savethefrenchbroad.com/itinerary/

It's a good cause and you'll be helping out some wonderful folks that have been making a positive impact for clean water and recreation in the Southeast.


Last year's trip was awesome. Don't miss this one. And why not also do the rest of the river in part two in July?

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  • Clare - T.

    What an experience! Now I know that the entire stretch between Rosman and Asheville is class one or less, with a peppy current, lots of trees, a few too many cattle, and lots of good access. And, for now, none of the downed trees block the channel - we had at least 3 saws, and never used one. Rain mostly cooperated with us - a little light rain on the first afternoon, and early morning rain on the 2nd day. All the nights were cool enough for great sleeping. On the 3rd day the clouds gave way and the temps rose - hooray! Monday night brought the astronomy club from Asheville with telescopes for stargazing. 70 miles sounds intimidating, but we weren't racing, and often just drifted with the current. Many thanks to the Riverkeeper staff and crew who shuttled our gear and meals to each riverside campsite.
    So why only 4 stars? No showers! For 5 days! - about 3 days past my comfort zone.
    I will be paddling this stretch again, in multiple day trips.

    May 22

  • Andy H.

    I'll post pics and route after I get back from the Lumbar. The short story - 70 miles of most excellent paddling. Little chilly first couple of days but oh how beautiful the last three.

    May 22

  • Clare - T.

    ten day forecast looks great - warm days and cool nights, with low chances for rain. Hoping this doesn't change!

    1 · May 12

  • Clare - T.

    Here's info Andy posted on the Charlotte Kayak site:

    Costs, sign up form, more details at: http://wnca.org/paddle/french-broad-float-trips/

    Full itinerary here: http://savethefrenchbroad.com/itinerary/

    I'll add the river miles per day per that link: 5, 14, 13, and 17.

    March 22, 2014

    • Andy H.

      Your mileage is a bit off: Day 1 - 9 miles, Day 2 - 16.5 miles (Mile 24.5), Day 3 - 12.8 miles (Mile 38.8), Day 4 - 15 miles (Mile 53.4), Day 5 - 14 miles (Mile 67.8).

      March 22, 2014

  • Clare - T.

    Just signed up for the 5 days from the headwaters. Weather cooperating, this should be a great trip!

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Andy H.

      Glad you're going!

      March 22, 2014

  • Andy H.

    Different spot every night. If like last year, we'd paddle for about 17 miles, stop at a campground and be met with our gear.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Since I'm new to the Cruisers I have a question. Is this a single site camping event or different every night?

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe ....

    November 13, 2013

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