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Kentucky’s whitewater fun

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Everything you need to know to enjoy whitewater kayaking in Kentucky

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Kentucky’s whitewater fun

  1. 1. Kentucky’s Whitewater Fun<br />Kenneth Garner Hancock<br />CIS 100<br />
  2. 2. WhitewaterKayaking<br />A kayak is a craft used to paddle in the rapids and turbulent or moving rivers.<br />River rapids are graded according to difficulty, danger or severity. <br />Class 1: Very small rough areas, requires no maneuvering. <br />Class 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, might require maneuvering. <br />Class 3: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe a 3–5 ft. drop, but not much considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. <br />Class 4/5: Whitewater, large waves, long rapids, rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers/precise maneuvering may be needed. Class 6: Dangerous Whitewater, huge waves, hazards, huge drops. Experts)<br />
  3. 3. What You Will Need:<br />:<br /><ul><li>Kayak: Average price $200-$1,000.
  4. 4. Paddles: $50-$100
  5. 5. Helmet
  6. 6. Personal floatation device (PDA)
  7. 7. Appropriate clothing
  8. 8. Transportation
  9. 9. First aid kit
  10. 10. Whistle</li></li></ul><li>It’s a Great Way To…<br />Be Adventurous<br />Enjoy the Outdoors<br />Relax<br />Enjoy the Peace and Quiet<br />Have Fun with Friends and Family<br />Get a Thrill<br />
  11. 11. Choose Your Level<br />
  12. 12. Novice Fun<br />Gasper River<br />Location: 15 miles from Bowling Green <br />Length: 2.75 miles<br />Class: II<br />http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/11230.html<br />
  13. 13. Moderate Intensity<br />Silver Creek<br />Location: Madison County west of Richmond<br />Length: 6.5 miles<br />Class: III<br />http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/11260.html<br />
  14. 14. Challenging<br />Cumberland<br />Location: Cumberland River near Harlan<br />Length: 1.6 miles<br />Class: IV<br />http://vimeo.com/9058626<br />http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/11230.html<br />
  15. 15. Meet New Friends<br />Meet Some Friends<br />Bluegrass Wild Water Association<br />http://www.bluegrasswildwater.org/<br />
  16. 16. Safety First<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_5y7qb37GA<br /><ul><li>PFD
  17. 17. Helmet
  18. 18. Whistle
  19. 19. First aid kit
  20. 20. Water
  21. 21. Cell phone
  22. 22. Throw rope
  23. 23. Appropriate clothing
  24. 24. Buddy
  25. 25. Training</li></li></ul><li>For More Information<br />http://www.americanwhitewater.org<br />http://riverfacts.org<br />http://www.bluegrasswildwater.org/<br />http://www.kayakingbeginner.com<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitewaterPaddlingTV<br />www.kayaksession.com<br />www.outdoorplay.com<br />
  26. 26. Have Some Fun<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEAYSibuQ-A&feature=feedwll&list=WL<br />

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