EVENT DATE: May 18, 2019
MUST BE A YRK MEMBER TO PADDLE. GET MEMBERSHIP HERE.
PADDLE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration closes on May 16, 2019.
Join Yadkin Riverkeeper for our member-only Historic Paddles that explore the history of the Yadkin River. This year’s major TOUR sponsors are Great Outdoor Provision Co and Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate. Supporting sponsors include Ilderton, Piedmont Triad Regional Council Bob Pate Memorial Fund for the Yadkin River, Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery, High Rock Outfitters, Foothills Brewing and Waterkeeper Alliance.
This members only paddle and hike is guided by Yadkin Riverkeeper, Brian Fannon, and local historical experts. It begins and ends at the York Hill access and explores wetlands, flood plains, river islands and the remnants of the original toll bridge across the river. Participants will tour the new Yadkin River Park at the historic Trading Ford District, featuring the Wil-Cox Bridge that is now open to pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as the Civil War era Ft. York, with intact earthworks and several miles of hiking trials. Reception with free beer follows at High Rock Outfitters in Lexington.
Paddlers with their own boats are charged a fee per person per day to cover insurance, shuttle, processing fees and entry to post-paddle events. If you have paid your Yadkin Riverkeeper Membership Fee ($35), the paddling fee is discounted. There are discounted fees for volunteer to help with event logistics.
For participants in our members-only paddles, boats will be provided free of charge.
PADDLE IS LIMITED TO 20 PADDLERS. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TO SIGN UP.
IMPORTANT FOR REGISTERED PADDLERS:
This is a 3-hour paddle.
Meet at 12PM at the York Hill Access, 11418 Trading Ford Way, Linwood, NC 27299
GPS coordinates: N 35º43.42’ W 80º23.43’
PADDLE BEGINS AT 1 PM. HIKE BEGINS AT 3 PM.
Reception after the paddle: High Rock Outfitters, 13 S Main St, Lexington, NC 27292.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer on WATER: 12-3P. You will be assigned a group of paddlers to supervise. You must be a very good swimmer and be familiar with boat safety and first aid. You will also complete water safety training prior to the paddle. If you would like to sign up for this, we will call and check your qualifications prior to the paddle. If you volunteer during this time, you will be able to paddle for a discount (boat rental fees apply).
Note: Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are REQUIRED for all paddlers. PFD's are included in your kayak or canoe rental; however, if you are supplying your own boat, please bring a PFD. All paddlers are required to sign a waiver; if you have a minor child, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Disclaimer: All Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle Trips are subject to change. Times and availability are flexible due to weather, flood gauges, and other circumstances beyond our control. Please allow extra time based on river conditions. All ending times are estimates. Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddles are alcohol-free. Please keep in mind that paddle trips average 3 miles per hour once on the water.
Questions: Contact Katie Wilder, 336-722-4949, firstname.lastname@example.org.