This event is in the past.
Due to inclement weather, this trip is being postponed. Possible new dates are October 10-11. Let Mark Garner know if you're interested.
First Timers Ocoee (III/IV) – Trip Leader – Mark Garner 205.281.7009
This trip is for paddlers who have never paddled the Ocoee or have limited experience on the Ocoee. Paddlers should have experience on Class III whitewater and have a reliable roll. (A good test is to reliably paddle the rapids above Little Wesser Falls on the Nantahala River and have the ability to catch eddies on both sides.) On Saturday we will put-in just below Double Suck and takeout at Goforth Creek. We will eat lunch and run this section of river again, and depending on everyone’s confidence level, continue to the private take out and include Tablesaw, Diamond Splitter, and Power House rapids. On Sunday we plan to put-in just below Grumpy’s and paddle the entire river to the private takeout.
Club-organized trips are the perfect opportunity to put new skills into practice under the guidance of experienced paddlers. Please contact the trip leader for information and required skill level. For all trips, there is $5 event fee for non-ACA members to cover club liability. (For classes, this fee is included in the cost of the class.)