My favorite part of kayaking is it's amazing freedom to seemingly take you to every corner of our beautiful planet. By packing my Nomad for a multi-day expedition and setting off into the wilderness I feel like I am touching root with a much more raw and elementally intuitive part of Kayaking. Moving through grand landscapes, with a vantage point only earned by launching one's self into the flow, brings my headspace to a radical yet elegantly simple state where I find some of my greatest aspirations and tribulations. Time ticks by with the cyclical turning of night and day and the great expanse which I have surrendered myself to powerfully reminds me of extreme impermanence. The contrast of being so far out, with the modern comforts of the city and society, strengthens me for what I will encounter in the path of life. I push myself into these arena's with the three major goals: 1) To enter a journey and fulfill the goals that accompany with efficiency and safety on a team level 2) Try to push myself to the limits of my potential on big drops regardless of being much farther from the safety of roads and hospitals 3) To enjoy myself immensely and to cherish my time in the wilderness rather than wish for the end where I know a certain sense of safety exists.
In the past 3 months I have embarked on 10 expeditions with each river exceeding 20 miles in distance. All in all I have spent a month living out of my kayak in blissful isolation from society. I yearn to be in this space as it brings me closer to the Truth than ever before.
Reflection on the current goals at hand - N.F. Bull Lake
Hagen-Daz rapid on Bull Lake proper - Way out and pushing hard!
Scott's Drop on the Royal Gorge of the N.F. of the American - Seemingly the stoutest runnable drop I have stepped up to!
Enjoy the Journey and Breathe deeply with content in the path you choose. Find happiness in your inherent truths and live the life you love. I feel blessed to have found such an amazing catalyst as kayaking and I am extremely stoked to share what I have learned as I believe it will fuel the journey for all.