Free Info Clinic: Whitewater 101 with Jeff Makey
Thursday, September 5th at 6:30
444 Haywood Rd, Suite 103
So you’ve heard that Asheville is the whitewater capital of the US and now you want a piece of the action but don’t know where to begin. Join Second Gear with Jeff Makey as we go over everything you’ll need to get started. Learn about the different types of PFD’s (lifejackets), helmets, throw ropes and other essential gear. Find out what the different rapid classifications mean. Learn basic terminology and river features to look out for! This open discussion will be followed by questions and answers. The class will last about 30-45 minutes.
This clinic is FREE but space is limited so we ask that you pre-register by shooting us a message, giving us a call at 828-258-0757, or stopping by the store.
Jeff Makey moved to the Asheville area in 1991 to be a whitewater guide. He’s guided for over 20 years from the French Broad to the Gauley in West Virginia. Jeff has created and implemented guide training programs for whitewater, rock climbing, back packing, and a host of other outdoor activities. Jeff’s programs have gained recognition by the US Park Service and the National Forest service.