Reminder that we have events that almost always happen. Paddling practice in Johnson City and Kingsport as well as trail maintenance.
Tuesday Evenings: Johnson City Roll Practice, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Contact: Wesley R. Bradley, 423-647-1321
Come join the J.A.W. , Mahoney’s Outfitters, APEs, and other paddlers from our region at Freedom Hall Pool for tips about basic kayaking skills. 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. 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.
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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 are just starting out in the sport and do not have your own equipment, please post a message on the APEs yahoo group site or contact Wesley R. Bradley. We will try our best to get you outfitted for the night! Also feel free to contact Wesley for any other questions or comments you may have.
Most Thursdays: Weekly A.T. Trail Maintenance
Contact: Carl Fritz, 423-477-4669, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a group of maintainers who work somewhere on our 133.6-mile section each week, usually on Thursdays.
Thursday Evenings: Kayak Session, Kingsport Aquatic Center, 7 – 9 pm
Contact: Ryan Shealy, 423-963-6066
Interested in kayaking but don’t know where to start? Basic kayak training and practice is now available in Kingsport on Thursdays at the Kingsport Aquatic Center! During the winter months (October-April), the indoor pool is sectioned off specifically for kayakers to practice basic paddling techniques. Admission is $3 for 2 full hours of fun; Aquatic Center members may attend free! If you have equipment, you may drop it off outside the door closest to the pool, then enter the main door to pay at the front desk. The pool does not provide paddling equipment, but if you are just starting out and do not have your own gear, please contact Ryan Shealy (423-963-6066). For additional event details, click here.
3rd Saturday, Hiking with Tools!
Contact: Kim Peters, email@example.com, 423-366-0128
Come out for a day hike somewhere on our beautiful section of trail on the 3rd Saturday of each month and help out on some routine maintenance needs, such as cutting annual growth, cleaning out waterbars and painting blazes. All tools will be furnished and no prior experience required! Contact Kim for details and meeting time and place.