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Campus Recreation & Wellness Calendar

Hiwassee Kayak & Hike

  • Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018 through Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Reliance, TN

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.

ORAC provides all major equipment needed so grab a friend and make plans to spend your weekend with us.  All you’re responsible for is your own clothes and food and toothbrush!  The drive is 4-5 hours so you’ll have plenty of time to cram in some studying on the way to and from our destination.  The adventure fee also covers all lodging and guiding down the Hiwassee River so don’t let your inexperience deter you from joining us!

Tentative Trip  Itinerary

Friday, September 21st:

  1. Depart Preston Center after classes
  2. Drive to Reliance, TN
  3. Set up camp & eat dinner

Saturday, September 22nd:

  1. Wake Up & Eat Breakfast
  2. Head to the river and kayak
  3. Eat lunch
  4. Pack up and head to the Preston Center

Contact: orac@wku.edu

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