Outdoors roundupWritten by Admin
Tie a real knot
Classes coming up in Jackson County will teach how to tie all the knots you’ll need to survive outdoors.
• 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Cullowhee Recreation Center.
Free, with registration to one of the recreation centers requested by the close of business the day of the event. Cullowhee Recreation Center, 828.293.3053 or Cashiers Recreation Center, 828.631.2020.
Run wild with Ocoee whitewater
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s annual drawdown of the Blue Ridge Reservoir in North Georgia will provide for a full week of whitewater releases along the Middle Ocoee River Sept. 24 to Oct. 2.
The river will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the bookending weekends. Daring paddlers can head out to test their skills solo, and Nantahala Outdoor Center is planning a menu of ways to help paddlers get the most out of the week.
NOC will host a race training day taught by Adriene Levknect, Canoe & Kayak’s 2016 Female Paddler of the year, and Chris Hipgrave, 2014 USCA Downriver National Champion, on Saturday, Sept. 27, and a five-day river paddling class for intermediate kayakers will be offered Sept. 26-30, with whitewater guaranteed. Private instruction is also available.