NANTAHALA RIVER ENCORE...Labor Day Weekend

  • August 29, 2014 · 2:30 PM

Hello friends,,,for those adventurous diehard KAYAKERS...here it is


WHAT: kayaking Nantahala river

YOU: experienced paddlers only if you're using your sit on top kayak...highly recommended...

YOU: Newbies,,,Novice,,,Paddlers...RENT AN INFLATABLE DUCKIE FROM NOC...MOST SAFE AND VERY STURDY...see photo below, single or tandem your choice...Or you can all raft together, you can be your own guide---just follow other rafts ONE WAY ;)) be your own guide and save a $100 bucks...river will simply carry your raft downstream....

CONTACT NOC FOR YOUR RENTAL....NOC.COM

Nantahala Outdoor Center for your duckies, 

WHEN: FridayAugust 29th,2014 by 2:30pm...my place to carpool...

CAMPING: cost is $10.00pp per night ($30pp for weekend...non refundable If you sign on and be a no show...be responsible and pay your $30)

LOST MINE CAMPGROUNDS:

Within 1 mile

Appalacian Trail
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nantahala River
Trout fishing
Kayaking and canoeing
White water rafting

FYI: I NEED TO KNOW BY August 25,2014 (monday) HOW MANY ARE GOING,,,SO WE CAN RSVP FOR SITES...(these are first come first available)

FOOD: campstyle food, grilling out and such...bring your own cooler....and food of choice...cooking stoves etc.,(more details coming later)

Saturday: Breakfast, Kayak, Lunch,Kayak...Let run this river twice ;)

Sunday: Breakfast, Kayak, lunch, kayak? if were not too too tired ;)

Monday: Breakfast, kayak, lunch pack up...home............

Nightlife: after dinner we will head on over to NOC for a great night of music..

NOC's Summer Music Series
May-September 2014: Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer, jam out to great regional bands at NOC's outdoor, riverside Pourover Pub. Enjoy our fine selection of local craft beers, good food, and good company as NOC hosts more live music than ever before.


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  • timbo63

    KICK BUTT AWESOME RIVER

    September 5

  • Ben H.

    Did Johnny ever end up burning those cds? I'd like to exchange some money for one.

    September 4

    • Enna

      He is supposed to be burning them, I'd check w him to see if there are any pics of you in them, before dishing money out. Hey Johnny, watcha doing over there? We know where u live...

      September 4

    • Susan

      He;s been out of town for work,,,Yes Ben you are in video...he'll need to condense it down very long...

      September 5

  • Lorie

    Short video of Rick, Jeff & Parris coming down the last falls on Nantahala. [masked] or here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=20140831+165720+

    2 · September 3

    • Enna

      When you see it on video, the falls doesn't seem that intimidating.

      1 · September 3

    • Jeff D.

      It got me two times!

      September 3

  • Sue W.

    Wow, awesome

    September 3

  • Lorie

    Fabulous!

    September 3

  • Rick F.

    Well once again we all made it home safely, and survived the falls:). Again, we grew as friends and met new friends as well as Paris...dude you rocked that river! It was so nice meeting you and Joann. Lorie you win the award for riding that play boat. Susan it was NOT the same on the water without you. Thanks for all you and Johnny do to provide extended families for so many. Sue and all the ladies really stepped up when our Queen Bee went down in providing awesome meals. Ben my man, thanks for your service to our country and hope to get to know you better. Big Tim... you made us all laugh so hard with your infectious sense of humor. Keith my man as always having you there makes for a much more eclectic crew:). Jeff, your assistance in rescue along with Vlad makes us all feel much more at ease. Jimmy & Jeff D., great job paddling guys.

    4 · September 2

    • Lorie

      Well said Rick and as for you, you always keep the party going. Enna, thanks for suggesting the hike and getting us going. That was beautiful. Sharon, good seeing you again. Until next time.... Oh yea, Johnny and I have some awesome video so we'll be putting together a short movie.

      September 2

    • Joanne E.

      It was great to meet all of you guys. We had a wonderful time!

      September 2

  • Jimmy D H.

    Excellent ...................................................................................Need I say more. Great group with Susan and Johnnie making all feel at home. Looking forward to the return later THIS month.

    September 2

  • keith h.

    Just let me know if the entire club wants Goonies shirts, I mean its really us you know.:-)

    1 · September 2

  • Enna

    Lorie can u upload your video of the trio who rode 2nd run?

    September 2

  • Enna

    Great group, fun river - wipe outs and all. Beautiful scenery.

    September 1

  • Joanne E.

    We decided to head out early. See you all at the campgrounds!

    August 29

  • Enna

    If u r renting a ducky, enter promo code COKE2 for $4 discount.

    August 29

  • Susan

    JEFF WILL HAVE ROOM IN HIS TRUCK FOR RIDERS, MEET HIM AT EXIT 81A OFF OF I-24 AT 8:30 AM..FOR THOSE WANTING TO CARPOOL...

    August 27

    • Jeff S.

      I have room for 1 and gear. No extended cab on my truck. Anyone looking to ride with can give me a call. (615)[masked]

      August 27

  • Ben H.

    I signed up for a ducky 10:45 each day, if I need to move that up or back, let me know. I guess I'm looking for a carpool too? I have Friday off so I can leave whenever.

    August 25

    • Susan

      Ben email lori for a ride share on friday, my truck is full...

      1 · August 26

  • Susan Latherow N.

    I'm dropping off. I need to stay closer to home, as I've been doing a lot of backpacking and my grandkids are forgetting what I look like. . .Have fun everybody. See you on a day trip!

    August 25

  • Rick F.

    If any of you have extra tarps please bring them. There is always a chance of thunder storms this time of the year and we can use them to hang in the trees should we need them. Thanks

    August 25

  • Joanne E.

    My husband & I just signed up for this trip. Anyone interested in sharing a raft with us?

    August 23

  • Jeff D.

    Do I need to rent a Ducky or can you bring me gear?

    August 20

    • Susan

      I can bring you gear with our own gear we can run river several times...i have an extra jackson sit on top its on top...

      August 21

    • Jeff D.

      Ok I need gear and-food

      August 21

  • Rick F.

    Great Vlad. let's meet at Susan's at 7:00 a.m. to finish loading gear and head off to God's playground.

    August 21

  • Rick F.

    Jeff, call me on my cell at[masked] so we can make plans to hook up as we drive that way. Like you Johnny, Vladimir and I want to leave early on the 29th (8:00 a.m.) in order to set up tents as discussed earlier and to get a run in that day. Anyone else wanting to leave earlier than 2:30 are welcome to caravan up with us at 8:00.
    Vlad, are you still good to leave early on the 29th? ALL going up at 2:30 need to have their tents to Susan's on the afternoon or early evening of the 28th so we can have them set up for you when you arrive late on the 29th. This is important! The campgrounds will NOT let you set up tents etc. at 10:00 p.m. or after.

    August 20

  • Sharon

    Confirmed my ducky for 10:45 am.

    August 20

  • Rick F.

    As Andy of Mayberry would say umm umm

    August 20

  • Susan

    LOL..not mint icecream..mint is for our guys fave new brew...

    August 20

  • Susan

    Rick hon, I'm bringing the mint ;)) n cups...lol... this weekend we will have home made icecream!!!

    August 20

  • timbo63

    called NCO to reserve ducky they needed to know if the launch time in the a.m was 9:30 or 10:45 and in the pm 1:30 or 2:45 and do i need to be shuttled, or are we going to provide our own shuttle. would like to know if were going to rent duckies as a group or individuals and what times are we plannin to launch.

    August 11

    • timbo63

      thx Laura K I will try that

      August 17

    • Susan

      Hey guys, if your using NOC rentals,,,rsvp for 10:45 shuttle...after our breakfast, you all need to get to NOC by 10:15 or so there's a video that you'll watch, then we can meet up with you at Put In and start our journey...

      August 20

  • Rick F.

    Vlad I will have my tent if you want a tent mate.

    August 2

    • Georgeanne

      Oh, okay, I wasn't planning on going but if Vlad needs to share a sleeping bag..... hmmm....

      August 14

    • Vladimir

      :)

      August 16

  • Rick F.

    Susan and all. Please keep in mind that this campsite has a very strict policy of no noise after 10:00 p.m. (they are an hour ahead of us). With that in mind I suggest a crew go up early (which I can do) and set up the campsites for those not leaving until 2:30 will not make it there until around 9:00 p.m. at best. I could pull the camper should you and Johnny use it if not then we can load tents etc. in my truck and with some help I can get us set up and checked in etc.
    IF you are able to go early my truck will accommodate me plus 2 others possibly 3. I think Vlad and Johnny are already committed to leaving early with me. Would you guys confirm?

    August 8

    • Georgeanne

      10 pm? No noise!? That is when I am just getting started! Well, then I'm not going even if Vlad is sharing sleeping bags! hurrumph!!!

      August 14

    • Vladimir

      :)

      August 16

  • Jeff D.

    I need gear !

    August 15

  • Laura K.

    Oh no! Rick and I aren't able to go this trip! I'm so bummed!

    August 6

    • Laura K.

      G says that she needs to cancel also

      August 7

    • Georgeanne

      However, I do have 3 tents and 5 sleeping bags if anyone needs to borrow they are welcome to them, but they have to rummage through my storage closet. I'm not going in there right now as I think a wasp has set up shop and he and his kinfolk can have it all to themselves because I'm skeeeeeeeeerrrrrrreed !!!

      August 14

  • Sharon

    Susan, I'll be off on Friday so if I can help you get ready for the trip, please let me know.

    August 13

  • Susan Latherow N.

    Although I really would like to do this, I'm going to have to drop out. I can't meet up at Susan's at 2:30. I teach, and teachers are strongly discouraged from taking off early prior to holidays-- especially so close to the start of the school year. The earliest that I could leave school would be about 2:30-3:00. I'm not familiar with the Nanty area and don't really want to navigate on my own. Will meet up with you all on a day trip.

    August 11

    • Susan

      HI there...you can always come up on Saturday morning as early as you can and meet us at campsite,,,when we run river second time you can join us then and you can send us your camping gear ahead of time we can set it up for you...

      August 12

  • Andrea W.

    Susan, just a reminder that laura and I are planning to use your 2 person tent and air mattress on this trip. Thank you!!

    July 27

    • Susan

      Now Laura has a + one her hubby ;) where is he sleeping with Rick n Vlad???LOL

      1 · August 4

    • Vladimir

      We have no room...:-0 Easy is a queen of that tent :-P.. She said no :-0

      1 · August 11

  • Rick F.

    Keith what else do you have that is small?

    August 9

  • Rick F.

    I want to leave as early as possible. It would be great to get a run in that day so Jeff we will caravan up together. Johnny can you leave this early? Vlad is in.

    August 8

  • timbo63

    Plan on going and camping also.Rick mentioned that power is available?Need power if I can get it because of my cpap machine.Pls let me know if I need to make other arrangements.

    August 2

    • susan

      There's power

      August 3

    • timbo63

      im on vacation that week could i get number and address of the campground. i might go up earlier.

      August 5

  • Jeff S.

    Not a fan of being so predictable, but I do love this river! :-)

    August 4

  • Rick F.

    Your adventurous spirit and company will be missed.

    1 · August 4

  • Rick F.

    Vlad snuggles with Easy on these trips:)

    August 4

  • Andrea W.

    Rick and Susan, I am going to be unable to go to the nanty on labor day weekend. If I need to send money to cover the cost of a campsite, let me know. That said, Jeff will probably RSVP yes and, if so, you can just transfer the cost to him. :-)

    August 4

  • Susan Latherow N.

    I'm fine with camping. I'm a better backpacker than a kayaker. I'm going to rent a duckie, or I'm okay with rafting with others. I can leave Nashville around 2:20 from the Opry Mills area. Anybody want to carpool with me? Raft with me?

    August 2

    • Lorie

      Hi Susan, I think my girls are coming and they will need to rent the raft or a ducky, so get with us and maybe you can all take a raft down. They have done the raft before.

      August 4

  • Rick F.

    IF there are enough I would like to use the Frenzy as well. Thanks

    August 1

    • Susan

      Ok, frenzy for you also:)

      August 1

  • Rick F.

    I just called the campsite we normally use and he is not sure if he is going to be open Labor Day. He is retiring and selling out. I booked us 4 spots at one up the road called Lost Mine. The rv hookups are low volt thus do not support ac/heat. They want to know how many asap in order to hold these sites and keep us camping side by side. Also, they want the costs (9:00) per site up front. They allow one vehicle per site at that costs. I see some have already signed up so for those please email back your plans related to camping or not. There are all kinds of hotels and lodges around this location and for those I suggest you look on line and focus on locations around the Nan. Outdoor Center (Bryson City N.C.).

    July 19

    • Andrea W.

      Count me in for a camp site

      July 24

    • Susan

      I AM SENDING IN FULL PAYMENTS THIS WEEK, TODAY. $432, THIS IS FOR 16 OF US, IF WE HAVE LESS THAN 16 COST WILL BE JUST A FEW MORE $$$ PP...

      1 · August 1

  • Vladimir

    Susan, may I have a Frenzy for this weekend?

    July 31

  • Rick F.

    I have to date campsites saved for 10 people. There are only two camping areas that are close to where we want to be and this holiday they will be full soon. With that known please advise if you are going soon in order to assure we have enough spots. If u have already rsvp's no need to do so again.

    July 30

  • Rick F.

    These are first come camp sites so I will be going up Friday morning leaving around 9:00 to try and hold some.

    July 18

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