Metlako Falls. Photo by Erik Boomer.
"I think it's a really healthy lifestyle," Christie said as she explained to me why she loves kayaking. Most people might not think that setting world records for waterfall descents is necessarily a "healthy" lifestyle, but it definitely keeps Christie motivated and excited about life. So motivated in fact, that she was just chosen for the 2011 All Oregon Academic Team because of her nursing school successes.
Check out this profile of Christie that I produced earlier this year on our home rivers of the Pacific Northwest, then get out there and enjoy some spring paddling!