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We need your help with the Back to the Hooch this weekend - This from the river keeper, latest update: Hey AAP! So far you guys have 11 registered for your team! Registration will remain open thru Tuesday (not today as posted). So if you're planning to paddle, time to get registered!  p.s. the nex John M. Jun 10, 2013 11:53 AM
looking for prior race photos - user 7. Jun 9, 2013 10:38 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] FREE REGISTRATION - In case you still have spots: Maureen Cairns [address removed] Susan McConnell Moe C. Jun 9, 2013 10:18 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] FREE REGISTRATION - Randy Coleman AMBOCOLEMAN@GMAIL. COM On Jun 8,[masked]:12 PM, "Barbara" < [address removed] > wrote: Ambokile C. Jun 8, 2013 6:55 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] FREE REGISTRATION - I'm interested!  Tammy Lea [address removed] On Jun 8,[masked]:12 PM, "Barbara" < [address removed] > Tammy L Jun 8, 2013 6:42 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] FREE REGISTRATION - Jim Fielder [address removed] Sent from my iPhone On Jun 8, 2013, at 5:12 P Jim F. Jun 8, 2013 6:36 PM
FREE REGISTRATION - I have 3 FREE $40 registrations to the bACK TO THE HOOCH RIVER RACE AND FESTIVAL ON June 15th event.  I need your full name and your email to send you the registration information.  I need to know this by Sunday evening...as registration closes on Mo Dr. B. Jun 8, 2013 6:11 PM
Waterkeeper Alliance - Callaway Gardens - 6/5 - http://wabe.org/post/water-war­s-and-future-rivers-talk-rober­t-f Peter M. Jun 4, 2013 6:39 PM
For sale: Jackson Rogue 10 and gear - For sale: Jackson Rogue 10 with paddle, PFD, nylon sprayskirt, helmet. $800. Rogue color green/black, very lightly used, excellent Jim T. Jun 4, 2013 7:26 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Putting in at 136 to 9 is a great trip. Putting in at 53 is not easy and there is really no parking. shari May 28, 2013 11:13 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Renee, Call The Outside World in Dawsonville. They offer shuttle on the Etowah with advance notice. Hon John M. May 27, 2013 6:39 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - We shuttled our own boat. We hate to take two cars out, but sometimes it's just worth it. We put in at Hwy 9 and got out at Kelly Bridge Rd. Great Matt May 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Hi Matt,   My husband and I would like to know where you put in and if you shuttled your kayaks or found an outfitter to do it for you. I would like to do this trip tomorrow afternoon.   Thanks Renee C. May 26, 2013 10:11 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Again, thanks everyone for the great suggestions. My wife and I took our tandem kayak down the 9.5 miles of the Etowah through Dawson Forest. It was a quick 3 hour trip. I didn't realize how fast that water moves. No real rapids to worry about, just a goo Matt May 26, 2013 8:05 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Confidence vs Complacency - At the hiwassee through tomorrow night, send to me and I will sure read it. Sent from my iPad On May 26, 2013, at 7:21 AM, Donald John M. May 26, 2013 7:24 AM
Confidence vs Complacency - Hi John, How have you been lately? I hope well. I wanted to know if there is anywhere t Donald O May 26, 2013 7:20 AM
RE: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Cara M. May 25, 2013 7:42 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - anyone want to do an Indian Springs State Park paddle tomorrow? Start around 10? 11? marie s May 25, 2013 7:29 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - There are some beautiful rivers in the Rome area for flat water paddlers. Check out the Coosa River Basin Initiative group CRBI -- FB page and website. Also, if you go south a bit -- High Falls State Park , Indian Springs State Park and the Griffin Rese Cara M. May 25, 2013 7:11 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - In response to Matt Zavadil about flat water paddles--so sorry if this goes to everyone. I cannot figure out how to reply only to Matt: Joe and I would be interested in joining you in trying to find some flat water to paddle around North Georgia. We ar Eulouise W. May 25, 2013 6:01 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Renee-  You would be wise to get a copy of Canoeing & Kayaking Georgia by Suzanne Welander, Bob Sehlinger and Don Otey.  It will give you in depth description - maps, accurate mileage, accurate hazard warnings, etc.   Judith R. May 25, 2013 2:09 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - When u going? Sent from my iPhone On May 25, 2013, at 12:57 PM, Matt < mattzavadil@gm John P. May 25, 2013 1:37 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Thanks everyone. Etowah it is. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. - Matt Zavadil (via mobile) Matt May 25, 2013 12:57 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - Excellent question. Anyone know how the water level in Broad River is? On May 25,[masked]:49 AM, "Sheila VerSteeg" < [address removed] > wro Renee C. May 25, 2013 12:02 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - If you are willing to drive a bit, Ebenezer Creek in S GA near Savannah is an amazing black water paddle. 7 miles one way or 14 RT. You could also do Chestatee above Lake Lanier near Dahlonega. Sheila VerSteeg On May 25, 2013, at 8:01 AM, Matt Sheila V. May 25, 2013 8:47 AM
RE: [kayaking-177] Looking for suggestions - The Cartecay in Ellijay is at a great, friendly level right now. The only challenge will be S-Turn, but it's not a huge deal. -----Original Message----- From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Matt Sent: Saturday Rob W. May 25, 2013 8:29 AM
Looking for suggestions - I'm looking to get out on the water, someplace other than the hooch. Anyone got ideas? My wife and I do flat water, with some light rapids. I was thinking of the Etowah through Dawson Forest. Any ideas welcome. Matt Zavadil (via mobile) BoystoMenGA.o Matt May 25, 2013 8:01 AM
Introduction to White Water Paddling on Saturday, - Folks, We have an Introduction to White Water kayak class scheduled for Saturday on the Hiwassee River in Tennessee.  It is through my other Meetup group. Plans do change, one of our students just had to drop out of this class.  That John M. May 23, 2013 10:53 AM
one of our members needs help with a project - All responses should go directly to Will Van Gelderen, not to me.  You can respond to him through the meetup site. Thanks, John Research Project old Seda Life Jackets John M. May 21, 2013 7:30 PM
Meetup details changed: 11th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/atlantaa­reapaddlers/events/112560262/   John M. May 21, 2013 7:23 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] boats for sale - Email Rob directly, I just posted for him. Sent from my iPad On May 16, 2013, at 8:06 AM, Diane Marsden < John M. May 16, 2013 8:22 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] boats for sale - John, can u send me the pics? On May 16,[masked]:44 AM, "John Miller" < [address removed] > wrote: Diane M. May 16, 2013 8:04 AM
boats for sale - This from one of our paddling family members: I have too many boats!! Selling 4 boats: a 17' Winonah Spirit II canoe with paddles ($500), a 9' Zydeco Dagger kayak ($150), a 14' Pamlico John M. May 16, 2013 7:43 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - I would love to go but I wont have a weekend free untile mid June MIke on May 08, 2013, John Miller <[address removed]> wrote: Mike D. May 9, 2013 6:49 AM
RE: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Preview not available JT May 8, 2013 10:34 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Rob W. May 8, 2013 9:33 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - What gauge do you watch? Thanks, John Sent from my iPad On May 8, 2013, at 7:46 PM, Rob Waterson < John M. May 8, 2013 8:10 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Rob W. May 8, 2013 7:45 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Hey guys, I paddle WW. The Cartecay is normally 2/2+ at normal levels, below 3 ft. Once you start to get well over 3 Jay D. May 8, 2013 6:42 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Hey Dean, I paddle WW.  It's impressive that the Cartecay is still over 3ft.  My concern for Saturday is that more rain is expected.  At under 3ft. the Cartecay is a class 2/2+ river.  At 3-4 ft it becomes more class 3ish Jay D. May 8, 2013 6:39 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - The Cartecay is a class two. I hear it's lots of fun. On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM, John Sanker < rivr John May 8, 2013 6:27 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - Preview not available user 4. May 8, 2013 6:06 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - What class water?   On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Dean wrote: John S. May 8, 2013 6:00 PM
Anyone want to hit the Cartecay? - I'm unsure how many whitewater kayakers are on this meetup, but I'd love to find someone to hit the Cartecay with sometimes soon while the water level is up.  Anyone want to join me? Dean May 7, 2013 12:27 PM
Jackson Hero kayak for sale - Jackson Hero 2008 whitewater kayak, used only two seasons, in very good shape. Selling due user 3. May 3, 2013 5:03 AM
Looking for a boat - I am looking for a used kayak, either of these would be my preference: Prijon Capri or Capri tour  http://www.kayakcda.com/prijon­.htm Delta 12-10  John M. Apr 25, 2013 11:25 AM
Meetup details changed: MOVED TO THURSDAY: Easy Wednesday Paddle - Azalea Park - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/atlantaa­reapaddlers/events/115654262/ When : Thursday, April Joe Apr 24, 2013 3:00 PM
Sweep the Hooch - registration closes April 9! - Hi All - Just a reminder that the RSVP for this meet up is so that other members can see that you're participating. OFFICIAL REGISTRATION is completed  HERE . If you have Chris N. Apr 3, 2013 10:51 AM
For Sale - Necky Manitou Sport - $625 - A few more pictures on Craig's List http://atlanta.craigslist.org/­nat/boa/3652106350.html   Clint M. Mar 1, 2013 3:37 PM
For Sale - Necky Manitou Sport - I forgot to say it's for sale at $625 Clint M. Mar 1, 2013 3:13 PM
For Sale - Necky Manitou Sport - Necky Manitou Sport recreational kayak. I bought it the first of June in 2012 and then bo Clint M. Mar 1, 2013 3:03 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] One more change - Meet at Settles Bridge!! - ok Andy M. Jan 29, 2013 7:17 PM
One more change - Meet at Settles Bridge!! -   Since so many are going I think the simplest will be meeting at Settles Bridge. We'll meet at Settles Bridge at 0900 , work out the sh Clint M. Jan 29, 2013 3:42 PM
Meeting at Abbott's Bridge - Since Brad and Andy have offered to carry kayaks, we'll meet first at Abbott's Bridge at 0900. That might work out to be less shuttling. Once we are all there we'll work out the details. My cell phone is[masked] and my home phone is[masked]-9005. Clint M. Jan 29, 2013 9:20 AM
(no subject) - http://www.cheminox.de/im marie s Jan 8, 2013 4:54 AM
Cartecay chili paddle on New Year's Day - I am looking for at least one person who is familiar with this river to be a trip leader/guide for our group on New Year's Day. Any takers? If so please contact me and let's work out the details. Thanks, John Miller [masked] John M. Dec 18, 2012 9:51 PM
Fall sale at the outside world. - http://www.theoutsideworld.net­/outside/ The outside world is in the middle of a really big sale, not just on boats. Check it out and please share this with everyone you know. Hope you find something you like. John John M. Nov 5, 2012 12:40 PM
HELP needed with Tallulah Releases - FOLKS, I JUST GOT THIS EMAIL SO I HAVE TO ASSUME THEY STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS.  IF YOU CAN HELP OUT, GREAT! John M. Nov 1, 2012 12:05 PM
Cookout and Moonlight paddle on October 27th - Hello folks, Most of you who signed up for this event did follow directions and I appreciate it. I do need help from a few. If you signed up for this event on the meetup site but John M. Oct 17, 2012 6:31 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - Jay,  Thanks for clarifying the location.  I just wanted everyone to understand that strainers are serious regardless of the water flow or depth. Most of the horror stories I have heard over the years took place on cl John M. Oct 10, 2012 11:13 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - Hey guys, I was there that day, our group was behind that group by a few minutes. We ran the rapid about the time the ambulance arrived. Just for clarity, this was not on the normal part of the Nantahala, it was on Jay D. Oct 10, 2012 11:05 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - John, Thank you for sharing this informative story. It always helps to be reminded of what can happen and what should happen when it does. I am very interested to know more about this story. Could you please send me whatever you have on this? Thanks ag JT Oct 10, 2012 2:39 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - That now sounds familiar from your class! Than Cyndie Oct 9, 2012 10:43 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - a strainer is a submerged obstacle which water can floe throw and entangle a person in the water. such as a tree canopy that has fallen into the water. avoidance is swim perpendicular away from the strainer as fast as possible if possible o Michael Oct 9, 2012 10:37 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - I've pushed my luck once too often. Now I find the beauty and peace in flat water paddling on rivers without rapids and lakes. Join me soon! marie s Oct 9, 2012 10:28 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - Hi John! I took your meet up cl Cyndie Oct 9, 2012 10:21 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - chilling.  i did the nantahala with no training and only the experience of a canoe and kayak in the chattahoochee in roswell.  i never even flipped except where it was easy and only when i was just "testing the waters".  much to learn i have... jsb Oct 9, 2012 10:09 PM
A near drowning in a class II rapid, caught in a strainer,, PLEASE READ, it may save your life/ - Folks, I have often said that we only have two goals when we paddle.  To stay safe and to have fun. With that in mind, I want to share this story with you and hope we can all learn from it. O John M. Oct 9, 2012 6:21 PM
What do you do if your boat flips and you are swimming? - Hello folks, Many of you have taken both my basic and intermediate classes but many of you have not.  If not, please consider a class.  Professional i John M. Sep 19, 2012 1:58 PM
kayak for sale - Hobie Odyssey 2 person sit-on top kayak Approx. 10 years old (has not been used in 7+ years) Light to moderate wear Includes 2 paddles and 2 seats $500 John M. Sep 18, 2012 4:40 PM
Family Friendly Paddle and Camping trip on the Ocmulgee River in Hawkinsville, G - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/atlantaa­reapaddlers/events/79346242/ When : Friday, September marie s Aug 27, 2012 5:45 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] KAYAK Classes available and AJM prefers to live without $olicitation - I know where you are coming from. Some of my best times have come from bad habits. Sent from my iPad On Aug 1, 2012, at 8:36 PM, Andy Mitsch < John M. Aug 1, 2012 9:07 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] KAYAK Classes available and AJM prefers to live without $olicitation - Hey Captain John, Some of my best ha Andy M. Aug 1, 2012 8:36 PM
KAYAK Classes available -   Hello folks, John M. Aug 1, 2012 5:29 PM
Incentives for referring students to my classes - Hello both fellow and future paddlers, John M. Jul 31, 2012 11:30 PM
Deal on Kayak Rentals -   Kayak rental deal.   This might help you get some of your non-paddling friends paddling:   http://www.groupon.com/deals/u­rban-currents-2?c=button&u­tm_medium=email&s=body&­utm_campaign=urban-curren Ron S. Jun 27, 2012 10:07 AM
RE: [kayaking-177] [address removed] account retired, pls drop that one from AAP - ok Andy M. Jun 10, 2012 12:11 AM
Re: [kayaking-177] [address removed] account retired, pls drop that one from AAP - Since you opened the account, you can go back and delete it. That way you are sure the correct one disappears. See you sat. Sent from my iPad On Jun 7, 2012, at 6:47 PM, Andy John M. Jun 7, 2012 7:29 PM
[address removed] account retired, pls drop that one from AAP - Hello John, Looking forward to paddling t Andy M. Jun 7, 2012 6:46 PM
RE: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - Cara M. May 26, 2012 10:59 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - You're welcome to retrieve my Buford Dam to Paces Mill river matrix at http://www.slackcat.com/Chatta­hoochee-Matrix.pdf . Each entry in the body is the miles and the estimat Glen S. May 26, 2012 10:10 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - I have paddled the entire river from Buford dam to Vinings.  There is (or was) a put-in right below Morgan Falls dam.  Caught my biggest largemouth bass right there, matter of fact.  I did once paddle from there to Vinings (41 - the weekday lunchtime hang user 4. May 26, 2012 9:43 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - You can put in below Morgan Falls, It adds about a mile and a half. Yes you can portage the dam if you put in at azalea, just stay river left and take out at the ramp, then walk down the hill. John M. May 26, 2012 9:35 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - Hey great info folks. If anyone could chime in with some info about lower metro hooch putins/pullouts, I'm looking for something below morgan falls, but longer than johnson ferry to paces mill.  Is there a put in at morgan falls? Can it be portaged cMags May 26, 2012 9:17 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - Thanks to all who responded to my question this morning, both on and off this list. It's obvious you all are passionate paddlers and I am grateful for your help. My wife and I ended up choosing Holcomb anywa Matt May 26, 2012 9:10 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - You can put in at Jones Bridge and add about 3 miles to your paddle. B Putney UCR sent from my phone On May 26, 2012, at 8:07 PM, John Miller < user 7. May 26, 2012 8:40 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - North of Holcome is Medlock Bridge, I think that adds close to an hour but do not remember for sure.  If you go to the CRNRA website you can download a map of the entire park, with all of the putins marked as well as distances between them.  Just goo John M. May 26, 2012 8:07 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Chattahoochee put-ins - Your next put-in above Garrard Landing (Holcomb Bridge) is Jones Bridge. There are put-ins on both the Gwinnett and the Fulton sides of Jones Bridge. I am a Gwinnecian so I use the Gwinnett side. It is a county park so it requires neither CRNRA pass nor p Glen S. May 26, 2012 7:32 AM
Chattahoochee put-ins - I am looking for a put in just north of Holcomb Bridge Rd. to paddle down to the Azelea Drive take-out.  Can someone help me?  There is a put-in at Holcomb Bridge, but I am wanting a slightly longer paddle (maybe an hour).  Matt May 26, 2012 7:13 AM
Don't miss the South's biggest weekend of fun and adventure! Raft and Ride is just two weeks away! -   Start your summer off right with fun and adventure at the beautiful Eagle Ranch Dante May 25, 2012 2:42 PM
Meetup details changed: 10th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival - If you have not registered for this event yet, do not delay.  The shirts give you bragging rights!  I always have a blast during this event. John I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: John M. May 22, 2012 8:19 PM
If you paddle on any rivers at all, please read this. - Folks, If you plan to paddle on rivers of any kind I strongly recommend that you take this course.  The first time I took this course my comfort level in paddling moving water soared.  Once y John M. May 22, 2012 2:15 PM
Kayak classes on Saturday May 19th, Sunday May 20th - Hello folks, I know that the majority of you have your own boats and have either taken my classes or you have paddling experience.  However, we do have a lot of new members who do not own boats and have limited or no p John M. May 16, 2012 5:31 PM
Summer camp for adults... - Please let me know how I can attend the Summer Camp for Adults...I am new to the sport but would love to attend...thank you so much...ron[masked] user 9. May 11, 2012 2:24 PM
Are you ready for Summer? Less than 30 days until the awesome Raft and Ride Weekend! - Just 29 days until Summer Camp for Adults! Dante May 10, 2012 5:00 PM
Great organization -   Folks, this is a great organization.  If you are not a member yet, I strongly recommend that you join and support them. John Miller, Organizer Atlanta Area Paddlers  John M. Apr 18, 2012 11:47 AM
Meetup details changed: Three Rivers Adventure Paddle/Campout-Ocmulgee,Oconee­,Altamaha Rivers Confluence - This week-end is going to be another terrific "family friendly" event.  Join us if you can! marie s Apr 17, 2012 9:56 PM
Bid on four spots on sold out Paddle Georgia 2012 - Four spots for the sold out Paddle Georgia 2012 are being auctioned off. Bidding open until 9:00 p.m. 4/15. Peter M. Apr 12, 2012 5:05 PM
Sweep the Hooch Clean Up Saturday, April 14th. - Folks, this just in from Tammy at Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers: "Hey everyone - make sure you register at www.chattah John M. Apr 9, 2012 8:40 PM
Re: [kayaking-177] Meetup Cancelled: Chatahoochee Sunset and Moonrise Paddle - p { margin: 0; } Thank you Cara! Nice site...all planned out and exactly what levels they are for.... Denise (. Apr 9, 2012 6:20 PM

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