Asheville, NC, August 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Riverboard instruction company, Appalachian Riverboarding announces the addition of a gentle trip on the French Broad river just north of Asheville.
"A few weeks ago, I got to revisit the very first rapid that I ever riverboarded and run it again for the first time in six years. Despite the fact that I regularly run rapids that are a lot more difficult than this one, it was still a blast. It gave me the idea to start running some late season trips here in my own backyard," says company owner Kevin Yount.
The company is offering trips on a class II stretch of water. Participants will get to riverboard a class II rapid, then take a gentle one mile float to the take out, but Yount adds that participants may do repeat runs of the class II rapid if they are willing to get out and walk a short distance to the start of the rapid. If the water levels are high enough, trips will also include surfing at some nearby play spots on the river.
Trips will be offered in the late afternoon and early evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Yount hopes that water levels and temperatures will allow him to continue trips through September. Since this is a shorter, more gentle stretch of river than most of Appalachian Riverboarding's instructional trips, Yount is offering this trip at $ 30.00, half price off his standard rates. Unlike other trips where the minimum age is 12, this trip is for ages 9 and up.
Yount has been riverboarding for eight years and has run rivers on three continents. He has numerous first riverboard descents in the southeast and elsewhere, and has been teaching riverboarding to interested participants for seven years.