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Valentine Paddle

Bring your Valentine or paddling partner(s) and we'll paddle a different section of the Etowah River. This trip will be 14.5 miles from E. Cherokee Road to Canton and end at Heritage Park behind Ingles or at the Waleska Street Bridge.

This will be another polyethylene  recreational kayak trip for adults without pets. Adults can have pets... they just can't take them on the trip.

We'll meet at the Huddle House in Cumming at 8:00am and leave punctually at 8:30am. Come early if you want to eat breakfast. Because there is no bathroom at E. Cherokee we will “potty stop” at the Waffle House at E. Cherokee and GA 20 after we set shuttle and just before we get to the river.

Everyone going on this trip needs to bring or wear their new sweatshirt for an ad picture for the shirt company. The group picture will be taken before we get on the river.

Questions or information should be directed to Richard Grove at[masked] or send e-mails to: [masked]

Weather forecast: morning 30, afternoon 50 and sunny. Be prepared!

The regular paddlers in this group decided to have "North Georgia Winter Kayakers" sweatshirts made at a cost of $24.00 each. All participants have a choice of paying $12 dollars to go on this trip & $12 for the next one & get a sweatshirt or pay $24.00 for the first trip and get the sweatshirt. Shirt sample is last pic in our Jan 30 trip.

Shirts ordered by Wednesday will be ready for the Sunday trip. Mens sweatshirts are sand color. Women have a choice of pink or sand.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good paddle,spring time is coming!!!!

    February 15, 2011

  • Donald O

    Premonitions of warm sunny weather abounded - and always a great time with Richard leading the way...

    February 15, 2011

  • Bill H.

    My Valentine wasn't on the trip but lots of great people were. From the entertaining shuttle back too the put-in to the challange of the take out, it was a good day, a new section of river explored and wonderful weather. Thanks Richard.

    February 14, 2011

  • Glen S.

    Another great paddle with the full cooperation of the weather... and no one went swimming.

    February 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We loved this. We have been paddling for nearly 1 year by ourselves and going with a great group of new friends was fantastic! So much joy and energy all these folks have- stories, sharp witted jests, and expert knowledge are all part of it, if you can handle a paddle but want to grow thus trip was for you. Do not miss the next one!

    February 13, 2011

  • Richard G.

    Exceptionally warm weather for a winter Valentine paddle. It was nice enough to stop, have lunch, chat, laugh and drink drink a brew to all the Valentines. The river is nice in this 14 mile paddle with only a few mild shoals. The hardest part was the billy goat climb at the take out and the hike to the parking lot but everyone made it and stayed dry. I haven't figured out why someone always ends up in the river on a cold day but no one does on the warm ones.

    February 13, 2011

  • Mike M.

    Won't be able to make this one. Currently in New Hampshire. No whining if its cold for the paddle, folks up here cannot even find some of their rivers due to snow and ice cover.

    February 12, 2011

  • Donald O

    Richard, Can I meet you guys at the Waffle House at E. Cherokee and GA 20 or will that mess up the shuttling? It's a straight shot for me to there from home. What time-about 8:45-9:00am? Just let me know! Thanks.

    February 12, 2011

  • Richard G.

    I'm afraid so Zilla. This really isn't the time of year to get experience. Most in the group are experienced paddlers and have cold weather experience and gear. Wait until it warms up and we'll get you in a kayak and then you can decide to what degree you want to invest. We want you to have a good time when you paddle with us.

    February 7, 2011

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