I hope the weekly notices about upcoming events helps everyone know what’s coming up. Here’s a note about the events that happen nearly every week. We’ve got trail maintenance, whitewater kayak instruction, flat water paddling, Colin’s Friday Hikers, and Cl I-III kayaking outings.Most Tuesdays: Weekly AT Trail Maintenance
Join a group of maintainers who work somewhere on our 135-mile section each week, usually on Tuesdays. Contact Carl Fritz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for dates and meeting places.
Tuesdays Evenings: Johnson City Roll Practice
Come join the Jackson Action Wagon (J.A.W.), APEs, and other paddlers from around our region at the Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN from 7:10 to 9:10 pm every Tuesday for tips and tricks about basic kayaking and for learning how to roll. Have you already mastered the basics and have a bomb proof roll? There is still a lot of fun to be had at our pool session by practicing your flat-water freestyle moves and fellowshipping with other paddlers in a nice warm-water environment. Admission to the pool is $2; rolling advice is free! Contact the pool office (423- 461-4872) for session confirmation or questions regarding the facility. Please note: The J.A.W. provides the current fleet of boats for demo at the pool session, but neither the pool nor the J.A.W. provides paddling equipment (paddle, spray skirt, etc…). If you do not have your own equipment, please post a message on the APEs yahoo group site or send Wesley an e-mail asking other members to bring extra equipment. We will try our best to get you outfitted for the night!
Thursday Evenings: Paddle to the Grill
Bring your recreation or touring kayak/canoe to meet with The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and TEHCC. The launch is at 6:30 pm at Davis Dock located in Blountville. We will paddle to Boone Docks Restaurant located at Boone Lake Marina in Piney Flats for dinner and a social hour, then paddle back. As we may be paddling back during low or no light, please have a stern light for your boat; PFDs are mandatory. Contact Debbie Briscoe, 423-534-3636 for more details.
Fridays: Friday Hikers
Join members of the TEHCC and other hiking enthusiasts for Friday hikes in the northeast Tennessee, western North Carolina and southwest Virginia areas. Trips typically leave from the parking lot between McDonalds and State of Franklin Bank in Colonial Heights at 8 am. Trips to places farther away leave at 7:30 am. Contact Collins Chew to be added to the distribution list.
Most Saturdays: Watauga River Class I-II, June 11- Sept 3, 2011
Contact Debbie Briscoe, 423-534-3636. If there is water elsewhere, we may go there instead; so call first to check and see if it’s on!