Paddle - Camp - Paddle

  • April 20, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Saturday, April 20  &  Sunday, April 21

Like all of the others, this event is a little different and seems to be easy and fun.

This is a paddling trip with camping beside your vehicle containing all of your gear & goodies and then paddling again.

This paddle trip is open to all boats. We will have lots of rest stops and a lunch break on the trip. We will also be stopping to visit a waterfall

Note: This will be an adult event and the next one will be a family friendly one with children 8 yo and up.

We will be paddling 9 miles down the Etowah on Saturday and tent camping at the take-out so you will only be paddling with your lunch. Sunday we will paddle the same section of the Etowah which never gets boring no matter how many times you paddle it. So bring your kayak, food and camping gear and let's spend the night out. There is a port-o-let at the put-in and take-out.

You will need all of your food and drink for Saturday and Sunday until around 2:00pm but if you need something almost everything is within 10 miles.

There is no cell service at the take-out but a 1/4 to 1/2 mile drive up the hill solves that issue.

We will be camping on private land that has a boat ramp and port-o-let and a user fee of $3.00 per day or $6.00 for both days. Cost for this event will be $15.00 per person cash which includes your user fee and camping. Money will be collected at the Etowah Scenic River Park.

 

 

For questions related to this event please contact Richard at[masked] or e-mail [masked].

 

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  • Joe

    Lots of laughs, kayaking and camping with super nice people. Great weekend. Thanks Richard.

    April 22, 2013

    • Linda W.

      Glad to hear she finally made her appearance. Post a picture for us!

      April 24, 2013

    • Margot S.

      Congratulations Grandpa!! So happy she has finally arrived safely.

      April 24, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Despite the dunking Sal and I Both took, it was a great weekend with fun, great people. We hope to join you again as soon as Sal changes out his boat.
    I may be paddling solo for a bit if something comes up. Thank you all for your rescue efforts.

    April 23, 2013

  • Richard G.

    I;m getting ready to post the pictures so give me 20 minutes.
    This weekend was truly a good one. Had it not been so cold Saturday night it would have been great but Mother Nature decided we were having too much fun. Thanks to everyone for going. Next time I'll advertise it as Paddle/Swim-Camp-Paddle.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Jessica

    My dart team made it into the super saturday finals (yea), unfortunately it is this saturday (boo), so regretfully i will miss this. All for a little fame, ass-kicking glory and a tiny cash payout. hope you all have a wonderful time!

    April 16, 2013

    • Jessica

      all that time hanging out in bars has finally paid off! :

      April 16, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Hope you won because you missed a GREAT event

      April 22, 2013

  • Allen

    If so please give me directions to camp area.

    Thanks!

    April 19, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Allen, I am truly sorry I missed this late post because you would have been at the campsite. Next time please call me because I am too busy to check the meetup messages prior to an event.

      April 22, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Missed a great opportunity to enjoy the fun. Look forward to doing it next time.

    April 22, 2013

    • Margot S.

      You sure did! We missed you, and next time you don't need to take such radical measures to avoid camping with us.

      1 · April 22, 2013

    • Richard G.

      We had a machete training class Sat evening at the campsite put on by a 3rd world mercenary group you would have appreciated.

      1 · April 22, 2013

  • Martin

    Yes, this was a a wonderful weekend. I had a great time on the paddles and even survived the very cold night of camping.

    April 21, 2013

    • Linda W.

      Like I'm not one myself...!

      1 · April 22, 2013

    • Joe

      Thanks Martin, Linda, Margot, Cody and everyone for the large quantities of GOOD FOOD brought. Could have camped out for a week on that. Martin, the ribs were terrific. I'll have to bring you two tents next time.

      April 22, 2013

  • Linda W.

    What a great couple of days on the river. Thanks for putting it together Richard and thanks to everyone for being such great people to hang out with!

    April 22, 2013

  • Shane

    Once again, it's hard to decide which I enjoyed more, the company or the paddle. :D

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Susan S.

    excellent Met some great people, had fun, and am thankful Richard had the experience to pulll the two of us out the water. Thank you!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2013

  • Margot S.

    What an awesome weekend!! Thanks Richard and everyone else who made it such a great time on such a beautiful river!!

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Allen

    Richard: Unfortunately, I have had something come up last minute for Saturday. Would it be okay to meet the group Saturday afternoon, camp and paddle Sunday? If not I understand but I was really looking forward to this one!
    [masked] (text or call) or, just shoot me an email.

    Thanks,
    Allen

    April 19, 2013

  • Steve H.

    What??? No McDonald's or Chik-fil-a? How will I recognize the group? I usually look for the abnormal looking group amongst normal looking folk. lol

    3 · April 17, 2013

    • John M.

      And you keep coming back for more. Who knew your class with me would create a paddling monster?

      2 · April 18, 2013

    • Joe

      Please everyone, don't forget your meds!

      1 · April 19, 2013

  • Meg A.

    workworkwork. You do this again, yes?

    April 17, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Am also bring another person. Is the meeting place identified along Hwy 9?

    April 10, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Yes, It is about 1/2 mile north of intersection with Dawson Forest Road

      April 17, 2013

    • Cody D.

      Is it were we put in the last time I paddled with you?

      April 17, 2013

  • cindy

    Can paddle Saturday

    April 15, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Is there a date yet for the "fam friendly" version of this paddle? I have a 9 YO nephew dying to paddle & camp with me this year!

    April 12, 2013

  • Alan A

    Will anyone be doing some fishing while floating?

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Shane

    +1

    April 10, 2013

  • John M.

    Richard, you may want to check and edit the map. I don't think the location that is showing up is anywhere near your meeting spot. When you open the map, you can drag the marker where ever it want it to go.

    April 9, 2013

    • Richard G.

      Thanks John. It has been repaired

      April 10, 2013

  • Cody D.

    Why not ? Sounds fun

    April 3, 2013

    • Linda W.

      Yes, it does, doesn't it!

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • trish h.

    I have an extra tent willing to share as well, will bring a coleman stove too, if anyone needs anything just let me know, me and friends come well equiped

    April 4, 2013

  • trish h.

    okay all this beer talk, as the new kid on the block,and I know you want to make me and my friends feel most welcome, we will expect a 6 pack each!!! Looking forward to meeting all you cool people,until then smiles everyone.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Of Course. Wouldn't miss it. Is total sobriety required?

    April 3, 2013

    • Joe

      Meg, I'll bring u some beer if you're camping with us. Maybe some JD, too. None for Cody, though.

      2 · April 4, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Hey Meg, get your own beer. Linda was asking if I would love beer that she bought. That answer is I'll try any beer and ask for seconds. lol

      2 · April 4, 2013

  • Joe

    I have two extra tents could lend out... a 4-man (holds two or three comfortably). It is a good three-season tent but not the best if very cold. And a hiker's/biker's tent cozy only for a single ....it's like a cocoon so not good if you're claustrophobic, but can read a book in it and gives shelter.

    April 4, 2013

    • Martin

      I'd like to borrow your single tent.

      April 4, 2013

    • Joe

      Okay, Martin, it's yours.

      April 4, 2013

  • Joe

    Yeah, camping!

    April 3, 2013

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