About this event:
Trip Coordinator – Matt Henry
This is part 2 of the Ocoee Lite Progression Trips. This trip will be on the Pigeon River near Hartford, TN. The Pigeon is a class 2/3+ river that features fast currents, big wave trains, some great surfing waves and eddies. There are 5 class 3/3+ rapids in the 5 mile length of the river (Powerhouse, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide, Double Reactionary and Accelerator.) The current is not as fast as the Ocoee, but might be faster than the Nantahala. A good gauge is how comfortable you are eddy hopping above Nantahala Falls. The very first move you’ll need to perform is either a ferry in class 3+ current, or paddle down a class 3+ wavetrain. This is right out of the put-in so get ready for action right out of the gate! This river is generally considered to be 1-2 steps below the Ocoee in difficulty and also the number of rafts to dodge. Prerequisites for this trip are successful participation in Trip #1 (or other class 3/3+ experience in pushy water), ability to roll your kayak reliably in flatwater and some success rolling in current and/or trip coordinator approval.