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Overnight Beginners Whitewater Kayaking
Date:  Saturday, September 28th, 2019 through Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Time:  All Day
Location:  Reliance, TN

Cost: $55 Student | $65 Guest 

Depart: Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 am 

Return time: Sunday, September 29 @ 9:00 pm 

Drive time: 4.5 hours 

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, September 24 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Jackson Zen Whitewater kayak, helmets, spray skit, lifejacket, camping, transportation & guide down the rapids

Not included: Nose plugs, splash jackets or water clothes

Put on your paddling clothes and guide your way down 5.8 miles of the Hiwassee River nestled deep into forested hillsides and pastoral river bottoms. The Hiwassee River Gorge offers Class I-III rapids suitable for all levels of paddling in a beautiful mountain setting. On this overnight trip with ORAC experience exploring a new area and an introduction to whitewater kayaking while escaping the heat in the cool waters of the Hiwassee. This trip will have a chance to run the Hiwassee twice before heading back to campus Sunday. 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1

  1. Head out on a beautiful drive the wild Hiwassee
  2. Arrive at the river put in
  3. Paddle school & safety brief
  4. Power through some awesome rapids
  5. Load up boats
  6. Head to camp
  7. Enjoy a fire & s' mores

Day 2

  1. Have a great breakfast
  2. Pack up camp
  3. Arrive at the river put in
  4. Paddle school & safety brief
  5. Power through some awesome rapids
  6. Load up boats
  7. Head back to WKU

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing

Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside



Follow the instructions below

1. Go to (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip

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 Last Modified 7/19/17