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Nantahala (Lower)


Nantahala (Lower)
Sat, 24. September 2016
Class II
Created by:
Les Case


Coordinator: Ken Giles  803.530.3789

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This trip is for moderately experienced whitewater boaters who are comfortable in Class 2+ rapids. One Class 3 rapid will be encountered near the take-out, but it can be portaged. Expect very cold water temperature, even on a hot summer day—dress accordingly.  


Required equipment: PFD, helmet and whistle. Whitewater kayaks need spray skirts. Recreational boats are not permitted. A towel and dry clothes for afterwards are recommended. Bring water and something for snack or lunch on the river. 

We will meet at 6:30 AM at the SC DMV (Peak exit I-26 in Columbia).  Re-load boats and gear for carpooling, depart by 6:45 AM.  We will stop for gas and a fast food breakfast near the SC/NC border.  If you prefer, you may meet us at the river at 10:45 AM at the NOC outfitter’s store, where we will be buying our required NC river passes ($1/day or $5/year). We should be on the river before noon and off before 4 PM. 

Please do not just show up on the day of the trip; you must first sign up or contact the trip coordinator. Space will be limited, depending on your abilities and how many safety boaters sign up.


Plan to attend?  Contact the Coordinator.  Please inform the Coordinator in a timely manner if your plans change and you can no longer attend.


American Whitewater description of Nantahala

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