About this event:
The focus of this trip is to get more comfortable with our friend, Eddy.
Many paddlers will benefit from catching eddies. Join us and lets get in as many eddies as we can!
The skills you need:
1. Paddle comfortably and combat roll in Class II-III whitewater.
2. Run the Falls comfortably upright or combat roll easily at the bottom.
3. Be able to catch a 2-3 boat sized eddy and peel out of the same eddy successfully.
4. Ferry in Class II-III whitewater.
If you are comfortable on the Tuckaseegee, Nantahala and Pigeon, but want to learn to make more difficult moves, catch smaller eddies and step up your whitewater game, this is the class for you. This class will be physically challenging. You should expect to paddle hard and carry your boat back up and run the Falls at least 5-10 times.
Skills we will work on:
1. Catching small eddies and eddy hopping.
2. Difficult ferries.
3 .River running strategies.
4. Reading whitewater on a micro scale.
5. Catching the harder eddies.
Bring your usual paddling gear for paddling a Class III river. Dress for the cold Nantahala, you may be rolling or swimming. A river runner or creek boat is preferred, but not mandatory. A full face helmet is recommended but not required. Bring lunch or a snack and water. A safety boater will be present.
Contact Jimmy Jones @ (478) 733-1023 or Mark W. Brown at (678) 414-1597with questions or concerns