Hiwassee River, Reliance, TN, Class 2 River Aug 26-28
We did this trip Memorial Day. SOLD OUT
Put it on the calendar for Labor Day. SOLD OUT.
So many people wanted on the waiting list we decided to add another trip.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP UNTIL YOU TALK TO ME. THANKS.
Many of the best white water paddlers in the southeast got their start on this river. In my opinion it is the best beginner white water river that we paddle. We have people run it in rec boats, white water boats and rubber ducks (rented locally)
If you did our beginner class on the Chattahoochee and you were comfortable with the rapids then this is a logical progression.
This weekend is for both paddlers and NON PADDLERS.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read this event description ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE so you'll know what our rules and recommendations are.
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We are staying in a cabin that has 5 bedrooms and 5 and 1/2 baths. 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms. Depending on registrations, you may be sharing a room, but NOT A BED. (Unless you are a couple and request it of course.) We have 3 bedrooms suitable for couples. 3 suitable for sharing. PLEASE CALL ME BEFORE SIGNING UP TO DISCUSS THE SLEEPING ARRANGMENTS. I DO NOT WANT TO SELL MORE BEDROOMS THAN WE HAVE.
Cost is $250.00 per person for the weekend. That includes a bed for Friday and Saturday night, breakfast Saturday morning, Dinner Saturday night and Breakfast Sunday. I will also have makings for sandwiches for lunch Saturday and Sunday. So that gets you two nights in the cabin plus 3 meals (and 2 lunches). Trust me, that is cheaper than staying in a local hotel and then driving down the road and eating in one of the local spots, and our food is better!
If we get any rain there is a large covered porch. It really is a nice place to hang out with our tribe.
THIS IS A CLASS II RIVER. PLEASE DO NOT PLAN TO PADDLE A HARD KAYAK IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE PADDLING AT THIS LEVEL. YOU CAN PADDLE A REC BOAT IF YOU PREFER BUT HELMETS AND SPRAY SKIRTS ARE REQUIRED. I have extra helmets. Sit on tops boats are also fine on this river. We do have some non paddlers who plan to take either rubber ducks or rafts down the river. If you have no interest in paddling there is a lot to do in the area. Beautiful hiking and a winery you can check out.
THIS IS A FUN GUIDED TRIP, NOT A CLASS!
We will be paddling Saturday and Sunday. Trips will be led by qualified guides.
THIS CAN BE A BEGINNER FRIENDLY RIVER WITH THE CORRECT ARRANGEMENTS.
This is NOT a beginner-friendly trip if you are paddling a kayak. IF you want to rent and paddle a rubber kayak called a duck then it becomes beginner friendly. IF you have some paddling experience then the ducks are suitable for taking children down the river. There are Class 1 and 2+ rapids on the Hiwassee River, so some river kayaking experience is advised for this trip. If you plan to paddle a duck you must call the outfitters and reserve one, if you don't they may not have any available.
(If you are a kayak class grad or intermediate class grad you will be fine.)
The water is cool (around 58 degrees) and usually very clear. The Hiwassee River is dam-controlled, so the level stays about the same year-round. This is a 5+ hour paddle (about a 5.5+ mile paddle downstream). We will be moving slow, playing in the rapids, ferrying and surfing.
- Life jacket is REQUIRED. Spray skirt, either nylon or neoprene, is REQUIRED. Helmet is REQUIRED. I HAVE HELMETS TO LOAN. Flotation in your boat, either dry hold or float bags, is REQUIRED
- If you are bringing your own boat, IT MUST HAVE EITHER DRY HOLD OR FLOAT BAGS IN THE BACK. Extra flotation in the front is also a good idea.
We'll find a spot on the river to stop and enjoy our picnic about halfway down the river on a beach or island.
We'll go wading and swimming. It's really a fantastic way to spend a day.
Weather: As with most outdoor events, pouring rain or storms may cause us to delay or reschedule. Keep in mind, a little rain won't stop us, but check your email before you leave home for the trip.
This is NOT an alcohol free event. Adult beverages can enhance the experience! (In the cabin, not on the river)
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I have a limited number of rentals boats suitable for this river. Call of text if you are interested in a rental boat.
AGAIN, PLEASE CALL OR TEXT ME ABOUT SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE YOU SIGN UP,
John Miller 678-549-4950 : firstname.lastname@example.org