I recently got back from the Teva Mountain Games were I had my worst results this year. Well, actually it was my worst result in over 5 years. I had a 3rd place finish in the non-modified kayak category for the downriver, and was 7th in the extreme race.
On the last drop in the extreme race I got pushed into the rocks on the left side of the river which cost me about 5 seconds. I did 10 practice runs and wasn't able to find a consistent line carrying speed through the…Continue
Added by tao berman on June 30, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Finally kayaking is getting the recognition it deserves as is a great organization, First Descents.
If you know someone between 18-39 with cancer, please tell them about the free adventure at First…Continue
Added by Brad Ludden on June 22, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments
Got to spend some time at Great Falls on the Potomac this past week and man what a fun time! I hadn't paddled there since college and I'd forgotten how much variety there is on that river. Everything from beginner sections to Class V lines on the Falls plus scenic sections ideal for Stand Up Paddle Boards or Rec Kayaks. The thing that struck me the most was how awesome it is to have a river resource like that so close to such a large city. It's pretty wild to think that when you're…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on June 20, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments
I spent a few days this spring tracking down waterfalls in Vermont with the help of http://northeastwaterfalls.com/ and some beta from Ryan McCall and ended up with some awesome drops, some of which we ran and some of which I need to go back for.
I scouted Dewey Mills on the Ottaquechee at high water once a few years ago and knew there was a line river left of the island but didn't run it. This year, I went and looked and it was just…
Added by Nick Gottlieb on June 20, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments
This October, a crew will begin blasting an 18-foot wide hole in the base of Condit Dam. They’ll chip away at the first 80 feet gradually, then on a ceremonious day in mid October they’ll dynamite the last 10 feet and free the White Salmon River in Washington for the first time in 98 years. It’s hard to tell…Continue
Added by Andy Maser on June 15, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments
As kayakers we have the unique ability to spend a lot of time close to water and observe the qualities and energies of her currents firsthand. The inspiration for this article comes from that intimate proximity to water and the lessons water has taught me throughout my kayaking career. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ and there are wonderful life lessons to be learned when we allow ourselves to feel ‘united’ with the waters that we paddle. That’s why I like to call what I’ve learned from…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on June 14, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments
I just got home from a month long kayaking trip in California and I've got to say it wasn't exactly the hot and sunny California that I remembered. Actually, it wasn't hot and sunny at all, more like cold and rainy. And the water levels? They were a bit high most of the time. It was one of those things you just had to embrace. We wore dry suits and had cold hands. We life-styled and did other obscure activities. We did on overnighter in the rain. It was sweet.
I started off…Continue
Added by Laura Farrell on June 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
If you're getting into kayaking or just want some summer reading, check out the new issue of Women's Adventure for some paddling tips: From flatwater to Whitewater.
This article talks…Continue
I just returned home from the Teva Mountain Games where I had my most disappointing results that I have had in over five years of racing. In the extreme race I finished 7th. I don't think I've had that poor of a finish in a decade of racing. In the downriver race I finished 3rd in the non-modified boats.
People usually look at poor results as a bad thing, with obviously it is. But for me there is a bit of a silver lining because I can now use it as motivation to train harder for…Continue
Added by tao berman on June 6, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
Matt King and I explored a previously unknown creek in the Portland, OR area that turned out to be really good...…Continue
Added by Jacob Cruser on June 6, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Gauge near the old buildings by the AB Tech Enka Campus
Sometimes you just need to take a moment to do those things that are close to home that you always talk about but you never get around to. There's a creek near my house called Hominy Creek that everytime I drove by and the water…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on June 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments