Here is all the info for the rafting trip available to our au pairs Sat. May 12- Sun. May 13
Nolichucky River, Tenn
Date: Saturday & Sunday – May 12th & 13th, 2007
Camping: Nolichucky Gorge Campground, Erwin, Tenn, Saturday, May 12th
Rafting: Nolichucky River, Sunday, May 13th, 10:00am (check-in 9:30am)
Cost: $105.00 per person
The river outfitter we are using is the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). We will meet at the Nolichucky Gorge Campground at 1:00pm on Saturday. NOT AT THE OUTPOST Look for the tents. See Driving Directions in the separate attachment.
The campground is located right on the river. There are tents already set up on platforms with 4 mattresses per tent. On Saturday night we will eat dinner at the campground bunkhouse. Back at the campsite we will have a bonfire, roast marshmallows and make s’mores. We can sing if you bring an instrument and want to sing!
The $105. includes: Saturday lunch when you arrive; Saturday dinner; Saturday night camping; Sunday breakfast; drinks and snacks; rafting and gear (the more adventuresome may wish to try “duckies” (inflatable kayaks); and Sunday lunch on the river.
The river trip will last about 5 to 6 hours, depending on how fast the water is and how well we do to stay in our rafts or duckies. The rapids are class III and IV. If the water is very cold, we will have wet suits and paddle jackets to keep us warm.
You will need to bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes for after the river trip, towel, strap for glasses, old lace up tennis shoes or water shoes, flashlight. Do NOT wear any jewelry.
Payment in full is due no later that April 15th. If I have not received your payment by then, your reservation will go to the next person that will be wait listed.
Cancellations: at least 21 days before the trip – 100% refund
14 to 20 days before the trip – 50% refund
less than 14 days before the trip – No refund, unless you have someone to take your place.
Attached is also a Waiver Agreement from NOC. Download it, print it out, sign it and mail it to me with your reservation and payment (check to: Lena Forster).
FROM GREENVILLE, SC – Take I-85 North towards Spartanburg, then I-26 West towards Asheville, right before Asheville take I-240. From I-240, take exit 4A onto Future I-26 W /US 23 North (which becomes I-26 W) toward Johnson City, TN. Just before Erwin, TN, take exit 15, Jackson-Love Hwy. Go to the stop sign, turn right, and then turn right in front of the Riverview Baptist Church. Go 0.7 miles to turn left onto River Road (note: there is a brown and white sign for the Chestoa Recreation Area there). At the next stop sign, turn left onto Chestoa Road. Immediately after crossing the river, turn right onto Jones Branch Road and follow it for 1.2 miles. Cross the little bridge at the end and look left for the campground.