This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change. Check back closer to the event for updates and always check out the FB event page for the most up to date info.
Here is all the info you need to know about the Takeover, especially if you're a first timer. For all those Takeover veterans, the day will be the same as it has in years past. Please also check the FAQ page for additional questions you may have. Be aware, after 9am these times are very much my best guess and are give or take an hour.
8:30-9am: Meet at the Fishtop Parking Lot (the takeout of the Narrows)
When you arrive at Fishtop in the morning, you will be asked to sign up for a group. The spots will be set up strategically to have half upper only and half upper/ narrows paddlers. After getting signed up we will all load onto the various shuttle vehicles to ride to the Upper Green put-in. Look out for your favorite male kayaker wearing bunny ears to know who the drivers are!
9:00-9:30am: Shuttle to Upper Green Put-In
Head to the Upper Green put-in to have an event welcome and safety talk before splitting up for small group intros and safety meetings.
10:00am-12:30pm: Paddle the Upper Green
Put on the river in groups and paddle downstream! On the river, we will be split into our groups of approximately 7-10 people. Each group will have two pre-assigned leaders who will be responsible for making sure the groups are safe and stay together moving downstream. They are not there as guides or instructors, but the idea of the day is for everyone to share tips and provide support. After pinball we will wait for the entire group to arrive for a group photo and to finish together. Both putting on the river and waiting after pinball takes time, so please be patient (its a great opportunity to chat with everyone and have a snack)!
12:30-1:00pm: Arrive at the Upper Take Out/ Upper Only Ladies Hike Out
Arrive at the Upper Take Out. All of the ladies taking out here will begin the hike to meet the shuttle vehicles waiting to take them back to Fishtop, while the rest of the group will continue on through the narrows.
1:00-1:30: Narrows Paddler Group Meeting/ Paddle the Green Narrows
There will be a quick meeting for the ladies continuing on down the Narrows. We will then shuffle the groups to end up with similarly sized groups before starting our way downstream. We will paddle in our small groups, but stay close to each other for safety and support.
3:30pm: Upper Only Women Arrive at Fishtop
Women who hiked out of Upper will arrive at Fishtop and hike upstream to hang out at Hammer Factor to watch the rest of the group come through!
4:30pm-?: Post Paddling Party at the Green River Gorge House
All women arrive at Fishtop and head to the Green River Gorge House just downstream to enjoy drinks, snacks and the raffle! Please park at the Fishtop parking lot and walk to the house. The address is 2507 Green River Cove Rd Saluda, NC 28773. Camping space is available at the house for those looking for a place to stay that evening. If you're interested in camping, please refer to the FAQ page for more details.
Dont forget to bring cash for the raffle! Tickets are $10 each and all money goes to the Live Like Maria and Shannon Christy Memorial Funds. There are lots of awesome prizes up for grabs including a custom Dagger kayak!