THOGer's it's that time of year again.
It's the MEMORIAL DAY WHITEWATER WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One whole weekend dedicated to rafting in the Nantahala National Forest.
For those new to THOG, this is a yearly favorite filled with tons of fun on a couple of crazy rivers.
NOTE: THERE ARE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT
Our weekend Starts off on May 23. I recommend taking the day off for a nice leisurely ride out to our campgrounds. We will be car camping at a group site with restrooms and showers.
On May 24, we will set off for the Tuckaseegee River. This is a great river for beginners. Mainly class I and class II rapids. But don't be deceived, Double Drop has been known to tip over a few duckies. After enjoying this river, we will find some lu nch and maybe a nice hike.
May 25 is my favorite. Rafting the Nantahala River!!!! Class II and III rapids on a fast river. Plenty of rapids to get you wet on a way fun ride (and one particular rapid now named "Al's Hole" It's a fun place :) The river culminates at Nantahala Falls, a class III rapid that will give you a thrill!
Traditionally, for those who have the courage and energy, we do another run down this river.
On May 26, we will break camp and set off for home. There is lots of time to find one more hike in the mountains. Or stop off in Ashville and be a tourist.
Costs: Campsite $15. Tuckaseegee River $25 Nantahala River $37.50 Gas money for carpool
Where: Nantahala River Gorge
When: May 23-26
Upon signing up for this event, you need to call Tuckaseegee Outfitters and reserve a duckie. Failure to do this will negate your RSVP. Call Rod at[masked]-5050. Tell them you would like to reserve a duckie for the THOG group on May 24. Then, go back and update your RSVP and write "kayak reserved" in the comments.
This event is for all skill levels. However there are a few requirements.
1. You know how to swim and are not afraid of water
2. It is expected that you will be with the group for the duration of the weekend.
3. You will wear a PFD at all times whenever we are in the water.
4. You will have a positive attitude and be a fun contributor to the group :)
Typically, everyone cooks breakfast and supper at the campsite, and whatever happens for lunch. Saturday night, we will plan a potluck. Everyone bring a dish to share.
See you there!