North Carolina Canyoneering

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Pura Vida Adventures Sat, May 18, 2019 8:00 AM


Event Details

Join Team Lightning for a new type of adventure, canyoneering! After a beautiful hike in, you'll learn how to rappel down the face of a  waterfall (what!?). This guided adventure by Pura Vida Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience that will get your heart racing while also providing the serenity of a beautiful forest at Cove Creek Canyon in western North Carolina.

We'll begin our trip on Saturday, May 18th by driving from Nashville to Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. Our campsite for the night is on the banks of Davison River, just 5 minutes from Pura Vida Adventures. In the summertime, the campsite is a popular site for swinning, tubing and even fly fishing!

From the outfitter, Pura Vida Adventures:

"Cove Creek Canyon is a beginner canyoneering experience. Participants should be in good physical shape and be comfortable hiking on rocks at a leisurely pace and hiking up hills at a leisurely pace.  A good indicator of if you are capable of doing this trip is if you can easily climb a ladder and long stairs (5 flights). Participants of this program need no prior climbing or rappelling experience. This program includes a 75 ft waterfall rappel and a 15 foot rappel. Some of the travel takes place in the waterways negotiating boulders, while other parts of it take place on trails that parallel the waterway. This trip also includes travel through water that is knee deep."

Price: $95 (includes guided canyoneering trip and campsite fees)

When: Saturday, May 18 @9am - Sunday, May 19 @7pm

Where: 152 Hendersonville Hwy

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Trip Leader: Sam Puckett

Difficulty: This is a beginner canyoneering experience. Please see the note above from the outfitter regarding appropriate physical condition.

Weather: This event is rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, your trip leader will contact you regarding cancellation or reschedule.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3 @ 3pm

Carpool Info: TBD - Your trip leader will e-mail you with info about location and time for a carpool meetup!