This event was cancelled on Wed 03/11/2020, by Caroline Rose for the following reason: Not able to set up an official Hoofer trip

Spring Break Whitewater Kayaking in the Smoky Mountains

Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 - 9:00 am through Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 - 9:00 pm


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Spring Break Whitewater Kayaking in the Smoky Mountains

So I did the math:

(Amazing people + Tiny plastic boats + Chilly (refreshing) North Carolina mountain rivers) x 6 days = Infinite Smiles and Countless great stories

Two groups of whitewater paddlers will head south to the mountains of the TN/NC boarder for spring break, March 14-21. Both groups will travel together and bunk together. But they will paddle different rivers during the day.  

Group A: The Nantahala Outdoor Center will provide instruction and training for a group of R2 rated paddlers. This will be a chance for novice paddlers serious about advancing their whitewater skills to work with an instructor at a world class paddling school.

Group B: A small group of R3p/R3 and above rated paddlers will stay at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and venture out to explore the amazing class III whitewater rivers in the area.

Estimated cost: Total ~$1,000.    

~$650 for instruction at NOC + $300-350 for fuel, food, and lodging. 

***It is possible this cost may be partially offset by Hoofer grants****


This trip will not be open for self-signup. If you are seriously interested or have any questions please contact Bryan Wathen ( or Caroline Rose (

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