Plateau Creek Race Series Event 3 – Big South Fork Team Sprint

Greetings! Due to a lack of water and time, our originally scheduled Daddy’s Creek Race has been moved to the canyon section of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Everyone meet at 10am local time at the take out. We will figure out parking and shuttle from there. Sorry this is so last minute, but we gotta do what we gotta do. Next year’s creek race series will be better planned, I promise. So everyone get ready for this which is happening this Saturday! Stay tuned for more information on logistics soon…. I’m just super slammed right now, but I’ll try to get some more details up tomorrow afternoon. As always, we’ll see you on the river!

Update: More Details:

The race will be a BoaterX style race on the Canyon run, which is a 2 miles stretch with Class II-III rapids from the Pine Creek put-in to the O&W Railroad Bridge. There will be heats of 5 paddlers with an easy shuttle allowing for a showdown between the winners of the heats. We will meet at the Take-Out at 10-11 local time. Meet there for more details and then will shuttle to Put-In. Please go register prior to the event at World Kayak.

Now remember, Jackson Kayak has graciously agreed to donate us a SUPerCHARGER to give away to the winner of the series so race hard for your chance to win. It is an awesome river-running SUP and I plan on buying one for myself in the next couple of months. Thanks JK Team for all your support!!! Check out our coverage of the Jackson Kayak SUPerCHARGER here. As of right now, Jason Crummer in first place followed by Ben Ghertner and Ian Stewart.

Directions to take-out: The O&W Railroad Bridge can be accessed from Verdun Road. About halfway between SR 297 and US Hwy 27 on Verdun Road is the Edgewood Estates entrance. This is where O&W Road begins in a sharp curve. The bridge is approximately 8.6 miles.

Directions to put-in: Two miles upstream from the O&W Railroad Bridge is the Pine Creek put-in. You’ll know the put-in by the gated road that drops off beside O&W Road. This put-in is just above Maria’s Rock which is the start of the Canyon Section.

Directions from Nashville to Piney Creek Put-In (Geo coords are 36.45194,-84.62962):

*Do not use Toomey Rd like Google Maps will advise. Use Verdun.

1. Take exit 301 for US 70N toward Monterey/Jamestown
0.2 mi
2. Turn left onto TN-24 W/US-70N W
0.1 mi
3. Turn right onto Industrial Dr
0.2 mi
4. Take the 3rd left onto Crossville St
0.3 mi
5. Turn right onto E Commercial Ave
0.6 mi
6. Continue onto TN-62 E/Old Walton Rd
Continue to follow TN-62 E
14.9 mi
7. Turn left onto TN-28 N/US-127 N/S York Hwy
15.3 mi
8. Turn right onto TN-296 E/Taylor Place Rd
3.0 mi
9. Continue onto Michigan Ave
0.4 mi
10. Slight right onto TN-52 E/Rugby Pike
Continue to follow TN-52 E
10.2 mi
11. Turn left onto TN-52 E/Rugby Hwy
8.7 mi
12. Turn left onto TN-29 N/TN-29 Scenic N/US-27 N/Scott Hwy
Continue to follow TN-29 N/US-27 N
13.3 mi
13. Turn left onto Verdun Rd
0.8 mi
14. Turn left onto O and W Rd
3.5 mi
15. Continue onto Old O and W Rd
0.2 mi
16. Continue onto O and W Railroad Rd
0.3 mi
17. Continue onto O and W Rd

Directions from Nashville to O&W Take-out Bridge (Geo Coords are 36.45401,-84.65099):

*Do not use Toomey Rd like Google Maps will advise. Use Verdun. 

1. Take exit 301 for US 70N toward Monterey/Jamestown
0.2 mi
2. Turn left onto TN-24 W/US-70N W
0.1 mi
3. Turn right onto Industrial Dr
0.2 mi
4. Take the 3rd left onto Crossville St
0.3 mi
5. Turn right onto E Commercial Ave
0.6 mi
6. Continue onto TN-62 E/Old Walton Rd
Continue to follow TN-62 E
14.9 mi
7. Turn left onto TN-28 N/US-127 N/S York Hwy
15.3 mi
8. Turn right onto TN-296 E/Taylor Place Rd
3.0 mi
9. Continue onto Michigan Ave
0.4 mi
10. Slight right onto TN-52 E/Rugby Pike
Continue to follow TN-52 E
10.2 mi
11. Turn left onto TN-52 E/Rugby Hwy
8.7 mi
12. Turn left onto TN-29 N/TN-29 Scenic N/US-27 N/Scott Hwy
Continue to follow TN-29 N/US-27 N
13.3 mi
13. Turn left onto Verdun Rd
0.8 mi
14. Turn left onto O and W Rd
3.5 mi
15. Continue onto Old O and W Rd
0.2 mi
16. Continue onto O and W Railroad Rd
0.3 mi
17. Continue onto O and W Rd

For more information, go to American Whitewater.

Philip

 

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