Events > 2018 > August > River Hero Paddle Jam

About this event:

Created by Debbie Reed

Smokey Mountain Meadows CG, Bryson City, NC
USD 10.00

The inaugural River Hero Paddle Jam (RHPJ), an annual ‘weekend’ event, all about paddling and a good purpose.  This paddle jam is to create opportunity and develop mentorship skills among paddlers at all levels.  All this while having a good weekend of trips, challenges, food, music and paddling fun with the GCA.  Please step up and lead a trip, Sunday is open for trips and new trip leaders!

Friday:         Trip: 2p Afternoon on the Tuck, short warm up paddle – Debbie Reed                      7p    BYO  grill-able and a side to share at the pavilion

Saturday:     7a  Morning coffee, juice and fruit    9a  Pavilion meeting    Trips:  #1  10a  Nantahala – Ferebee – Jim Albert    #2  10a  Tuck Trip – Carol Reiser / Brannen Proctor

                    7p    Saturday  (10$ pp) Catered cookout, campfire, music and celebration of River Heroes

Sunday:       7a   Morning coffee, juice and fruit       9a    Pavilion meeting          Trips:  #1   10a  TBD       #2   10a  TBD  (Little Tennessee, Town Tuck, Nantahala, Tuck are options)

Smokey Mountain Meadows will be the base camp for RHPJ, tent sites # 46 through 50 are reserved for the group, we are glad to have you join in.  There are marvelous camp fire makers, story tellers and guitar players among the experienced paddlers of the group, please contribute to our musical entertainment.   New paddlers are always encouraged to join in these trips, many trip leaders have been taking newbies on PFDs for decades.  No age limits, every paddler welcomed, a colorful group of folks, like a family, all waiting to see will show up next!  Come for the day or weekend, paddlers, friends and family are always welcome.

Please pay for your wonderful Saturday evening meal with GCA/PayPal*  you may have to come back and do this later.

Questions about the weekend can be directed to Debbie Reed.     dareed55@gmail.com       cell/ 770 778 1349

  • TBD trips are in negotiation