The Takeover is an at your own risk group paddle and is not a day of instruction or guiding
For the Takeover to be a success, it is essential that everyone participating already be comfortable on the section of river they are joining for. Due to the logistics of the day (timing, pace, extra large group), this is not the day to go bigger than usual, but rather the day to meet some awesome ladies to go big with on another day!
For Upper Paddlers: You should be a class 2-3 paddler with a roll (doesn't have to be 100% bomber) and have run the Upper at least 1-2 times before. Groups may or may not scout Bayless Boof and/or Pinball depending on the confidence level of each member of the group, and portaging is always an option.
For Narrows Paddlers: You should already feel confident on the Narrows and have run it at least 4-5 times. You should be ready to run the river without scouting (verbal beta is available when necessary). Portaging is of course always an option, and specifically encouraged for rapids that you are not overly confident on or have not run before. Due to the timing of the day, we will need to move downstream at a relatively quick pace (though as always safety will be our top priority).
For Beginner Paddlers Not Yet Ready for the Upper: We have a social gathering and raffle at Fishtop at the end of the day and all women of any skill level (whether you paddle the river that day or not) are encouraged to partake! While we dont have an organized paddle on it, the lower green would be a great fit for someone not ready for the upper but wanting to join for the social time!