News from Scott Fisher (APE’s Safety/Education Officer):

More great news, this time for our kayakers. Four time World Freestyle Champion and founder of Jackson Kayaks, Eric “EJ” Jackson, has agreed to come teach a clinic for APEs in March 2015. This will likely be a one day river running/freestyle clinic on the Nolichucky Gorge.

As if that weren’t enough, six time US Freestyle Team member, creeking pioneer and winner of the first Green Race, Clay Wright, has offered to teach an advanced creeking clinic, likely on the Watauga (or similar river) in Apr.

Specific dates and cost have not yet been determined for either of these clinics.

Reply to Scott at ( or 276-698-4644 ) if interested in taking advantage of either or both of these outstanding opportunities to learn from two of the most accomplished paddlers on the planet! And thanks to Wesley R. Bradley for helping set this up!