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What You'll Get
Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet’s surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $18 for a whitewater-rafting tour for one of the upper or lower Pigeon River (up to a $37.95 value)
- $34 for a whitewater-rafting tour for two of the upper or lower Pigeon River (up to a $75.90 value)
- $99 for a whitewater-rafting tour for six of the upper or lower Pigeon River (up to a $227.70 value)<p>
A 4-mile cruise down the lower Pigeon River’s Class I, II, and III rapids suits younger rafters, whereas a 6-mile sprint through the upper Pigeon River encounters continuous rapids up to Class IV. Both tours last roughly two hours and include safety equipment and professional guides to accompany each raft. Each option also includes a 15% discount on all retail purchases made at the gift shop. <p> Additionally, 10% of Appalachian Outdoors’ proceeds from this Groupon will be donated to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to help fund cancer research. Owners Robert and Kathy Ogle hope to honor their late daughter, Hannah, who passed away from a form of childhood cancer four years ago at the age of 12.<p>
Though Appalachian Outdoors sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability and water conditions. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Must be 8 or older, or 70 lbs. or more, to raft the Upper Big Pigeon River. Must be 3 years or older to raft the Lower Pigeon River. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Appalachian Outdoors
Appalachian Outdoors’ seasoned guides shepherd thrill buffs through whitewater adventures along the raging upper Pigeon River and the tamer lower Pigeon River. Clad in Coast Guard–approved life vests and helmets, rafters of all experience levels work together to safely paddle and solve salmon's riddles as inflatable vessels carry them swiftly through Cherokee National Forest. Though the upper river's Class II–IV rapids are only suitable for paddlers at least 8 years old or weighing 70 pounds, the lower segment's softer waters and hammock-like rocks welcome younger kids.