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Guided up to class III whitewater

Enjoy a white water adventure trip on our Boulder Garden Paddle on the North Toe River in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. We use inflatable kayaks, also known as funyaks or duckies. These boats are very forgiving and hard to flip so they offer great stability. We will stop a couple times to explore the boulders including an old dam built in the 1949 and a stop at a boulder where you jump off into a swimming hole! This trip has several class II, II+ and one class III rapid. It is a 3-4 hour GUIDED trip. Trip times vary based on water levels.

When: 7 days a week from April-October. 1 time offered daily.

Cost is $68. Children (age 6 and up) and beginners are welcome. Anyone under 80 pounds must be in boat with parent/guardian, that cost is $45. Youths 80-100 pounds should book a youth kayak: cost: $68. Parents must be confident in the ability of the child to paddle the duration of the trip. Cost includes shuttle, guide and all gear including boat, paddles, personal flotation devices (also known as a life jacket or PFD) and helmets. 

Items to bring: swim suite, sunscreen, towels, waterproof camera, water shoes, sunglasses with retention strap, extra contacts if you wear them, and any medicines you might need, and water. SHOES REQUIRED! FLIP FLOPS NOT ALLOWED! If you do not have some of these items most of them can be purchased at our office.

** This trip requires a minimum of 4 guests, If the class minimum is not met, you are welcome to reschedule or accept price increase based on number of participants signed up for the course. Trip minimums are usually met for this trip on weekends during the months of July and August !!!! Price increase to not exceed $20.

**We have group rates that start for groups of 10. Please call or email us for details: thriftyadventures@gmail.com and (828) 260-4505.

*alcohol prohibited

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Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Email: thriftyadventures@gmail.com
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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Thrifty Adventures has reached a milestone! We are growing rapidly!  We thank you for your continued support! In case you missed it, Thrifty is moving their center of operations to Hidden Holler Farm in Red Hill, Bakersville WNC. The farm is 7.5 acres, circa 1890’s and is rich with history! It is located a short walk from the North Toe River!

What to expect 4-1-2019! The new TA office and Tiny Hike Shop will be located in one of the many tobaccos drying barns. The hike shop will include items like water, snacks, sunscreen, river shoes, rain gear and other items typically needed for folks on our trips!

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