Nantahala Tubing - Aug 18

Nantahala NOC

Friday: Departure, August 16

  • Depart Scout Hut at 5PM 
  • Tent camp: Appletree Campground, Natahala National Forest, 4 hour drive 
    • Pack in duffle bags (Bring hiking poles to set up tarps and 2 garbage bags for wet clothes) 
    • Bring dinner on bus (eat at rest stop)

Saturday: Tubing Deep Creek Great Smoky MTN NP, August 17 

  • Breakfast in camp by patrol, 6:30 AM reveille 
    • Full cooked breakfast / no pop-tarts 
    • Dutch ovens or Stoves 
  • Depart campsite at 9:00AM - 1 hour drive to Deep Creek Tubing Center 
    • Bathing suites, water shoes or old tennis shoes required 
    • Pack Class B uniform (and boots) in daypack 
    • Bring daypacks, nalgenes, sunscreen, bugspray 
    • Cooler lunch by patrol from the trailer 
    • Change into class B uniforms at bathhouse 
  • Depart Deep Creek tubing by 2:30pm – 30 minute drive to Cherokee 
  • Museum of the Cherokee (Cherokee NC) 
    • 1 ½ hour museum tour – self guided 
  • Depart museum no later than 5pm, return to campsite no later than 6:00pm 
    • Fully cooked dinner in camp by patrol 
    • 8pm campfire 
    • C. Baxas – Flag retiring ceremony / Pledge of Allegiance presentation 
    • PLC immediately following campfire 
    • Lights out at 10:00pm

Sunday: Rafting and Departure, August 18 
  • Breakfast in camp by patrol, 6:00 AM reveille 
    • Full cooked breakfast 
    • Dutch Ovens or stoves 
  • Break camp, Depart 8:30 AM, ½ hour drive 
  • Check in at NOC at 9:15 AM 
  • Depart NOC 9:45am, finish around 2PM 
    • Boat selection based on size and ability (Scoutmaster discretion) 
  • Cooler lunch by patrol from the trailer @ NOC 
  • Depart NOC 3PM 
  • Return hut approx. 6:30 – 7PM