Whitewater Kayaking (Beginner – Intermediate)
Hiwassee River, TN
Date: Sunday, July 15
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 22
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 pm at the ORC
Tennessee’s scenic Hiwassee River is fantastic for boaters of all abilities to practice the fundamentals like eddy turns, peeling out, ferrying and reading water. This trip is designed for kayakers who have mastered the roll in the pool and are ready to try moving water and rapids. It is preferred that you have some flat water kayaking experience before signing up for this trip. Paddling equipment, including a spray jacket, is included. This trip is limited to the first 6 people who sign up.
Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 10 pm.
Note: There will be two normal pool sessions available to participants of this trip to work with kayak instructors on your roll prior to the trip. Participation in at least one of these sessions is mandatory, two is preferred: Tuesday June 26 or Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00– 7:30 pm. (Kayak workshops do begin on Tues. June 5 for the summer.)
Duck River, TN
Date: Saturday, July 28
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, July 24 at 5:15 pm at the ORC
The Duck River is a nice river with wooded banks and large, beautiful rock bluffs. We will paddle a 7.5 mile stretch of the river, from the Normandy Dam to the Three Forks Bridge, east of Shelbyville. Beginners are welcome on this Class I river. All kayaking gear is provided. We may even see . . . ducks!
Estimated trip duration: 7:30 am – 6 pm.