Trip reports

Neuse river gentle paddle

Event Date: 
11/19/2016
River/Location: 
Neuse
Trip Skill: 
All

Trip participants:-K1:- Patrick Pugh, John Harper, Kevin Tuttle, Paul Scrutton

We paddled the Milburnie Dam to Poole Rd section of the Neuse river.The trip was 3.5 miles long. Level was 135cfs (1.14' on the online gauge).

While Kevin and I had paddled this section before, it was Patrick's first time on this section of the river and it was John's first time paddling a kayak on a river.

The trip was quite uneventful, no flips. At one of the rapids we all did a little surfing on a small wave.

Deja vu on the Ocoee

Event Date: 
09/24/2016
River/Location: 
Ocoee
Trip Skill: 
Intermediate

For the first time in my trip coordinator experience, I actually knew who was coming a week in advance. While I was staying all week, this was a strange trip, as every day or two I changed paddling companions.

New Hope Creek

Event Date: 
10/09/2016
River/Location: 
New Hope Creek
Trip Skill: 
Intermediate

Not really an official club trip but rather a last minute gettogether.   Thought I would report it for those unfamiliar with New Hope.  It is a delightful class 2/3 creek run in the triangle, about 6 miles long, runnable only after heavy rain that usually puts the Haw in flood stage.   It comes up and goes down fast, so runnable window is small.  Putin at bridge on Turkey Farm Road in northern chapel hill, take out at next highway bridge which is Erwin Road.   The creek runs through Korstian section of Duke Forest (scenic).

Big Water Bring Your Momma III

Event Date: 
08/25/2016
River/Location: 
USNWC
Trip Skill: 
Intermediate

Big Water Bring Your Momma III Trip Report.

Your momma makes the best shake and bake fried chicken in the world. She just gets shaking and baking. I never once felt sorry for that chicken. Getting swirled, thumped up and down, covered in whatever happens to be in that bag and then thrown onto the hot grease. That poor chicken gets devoured, everyone nearby wants a piece and there are always oohs and ahhhs. Shake and bake is tough way to go for a chicken or a cboater with a missed line. Moving right along.

 

Ditching not Bitchin

Event Date: 
08/13/2016
River/Location: 
USNWC
Trip Skill: 
All

USNWC Saturday August 13th

Ditching not Bitching TR

Trip Report – French Broad River, Section 9, 8/13/2016. Level 2,100 cfs.

Event Date: 
08/13/2016
River/Location: 
French Broad
Trip Skill: 
Novice+/Intermediate

Trip Report – French Broad River, Section 9, 8/13/2016.  Level 2,100 cfs.

Wayne Jones (trip coordinator), Lee Thonus, Jim Cyrek, Joshua Gross.

Hot August day, lots of paddlers at the Barnard put-in around 11 am.  We decided to set shuttle at Hot Springs, and do both sections, from Barnard to Stackhouse, and then Stackhouse to Hot Springs.  This a first time trip on the French Broad for Joshua, with 2 days on the Nantahala and a few Tuck trips under his belt.

Gluten-Free Birthday on the Green

Event Date: 
08/02/2016
River/Location: 
Green
Trip Skill: 
Advanced

 

Level: 6"

Paddlers:

  • Marc Harkness (Coordinator)
  • Dennis Huntley
  • John Mattox
  • John Manley
  • Lydia Cardinal
  • Chris Wing
  • Jason Serres

 

Musical Boats in Western NC

Event Date: 
07/27/2016
River/Location: 
Other
Trip Skill: 
All

By Leon Pfeiffer

Seth Bosman, Len Prosnitz, Riley Pfeiffer and I set out on a three-day trip to Western NC to get wet. We ended up with three trips down the Pigeon and one on the Nanty before we left to return on Saturday, July 30.

 

Musical Boats in Western NC

Event Date: 
07/27/2016
River/Location: 
Other
Trip Skill: 
All

By Leon Pfeiffer

Seth Bosman, Len Prosnitz, Riley Pfeiffer and I set out on a three-day trip to Western NC to get wet. We ended up with three trips down the Pigeon and one on the Nanty before we left to return on Saturday, July 30.

 

Families Paddle, Too

Event Date: 
05/27/2016
River/Location: 
Other
Trip Skill: 
All

The fifth annual Families Paddle, Too was a big success! Based on Hot dog count we had around 100 folks at the event.  Weather was great all weekend and no injuries were reported.

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