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28
Aug

Kayaking in Tibet

My head was filled with dreams of kayaking in far flung destinations as a kid. The Whitewater warriors made Norway look amazing, YGP sold me on Eastern Canada at flood stage and Steve Fisher made the Zambezi look incredible. I have been lucky enough to travel to almost all of my childhood dream kayaking destinations …

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27
Aug

How To Name Your Kayak

A vastly underrated skill in the world of whitewater kayaking is christening your boat. It’s critical to develop a bond with your kayak so that you are as connected as possible when you hit the river. Naming your kayak can be a fun group bonding exercise. It sets the tone for the time you and …

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24
Aug

Dark Canyon, Utah

If someone called you and asked if you wanted to go on a kayak trip to Hite, Utah you’d most likely have no idea where this town falls on a map. After a quick google search of the location and upon seeing the satellite imagery displaying a completely red and orange moonscape, any sane paddler …

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20
Aug

What is Team Long Hair Don’t Care?

Team Long Hair Don’t Care (TLHDC) is all about having a good time shredding around with your friends in some incredible pieces of plastic designed by the masterminds at Pyranha. The ring leader of TLHDC is dark horse Tracy Young – the California phantom you can find styling stacked class V high sierra granite on …

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28
May

Breaking out of the routine

It is a very strange notion to think that despite whitewater being a predominately foreign environment to human beings, we are still able to get familiar, complacent and stuck in a routine while interacting with it. We are all guilty of it, how often do you find yourself going to your local river and repeating …

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07
Mar

Spring Tradition: Goshen Race 2019

On March 2nd, 2019 paddlers from four different states converged on the beautiful Maury River for a Virginia spring tradition: the 12th Annual Goshen Race. A “Winter Storm Warning,” and uncertain water levels the night before did nothing to dampen the good vibes of this low-key gathering. The day was warming by the noon-time mass …

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11
Jan

2018 | Waterfalls Among Waterfalls, Among Stouts

All I can say is wow. 2018 was one of the best years I could imagine. I spent 4 months in Chile, 3 months in Canada, and 6 months traveling around the United States. I paddled for 150+ days, competed in 20 competitions, and learned many new tricks! I started out my school year in …

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31
May

Help Save Our Rivers!

Kayaking has given me so much. From friendships cemented with epics in far-flung places, to a way out of inner city London as a youngster to experience a different way and pace of life in the French Alps. It’s provided me with a sport I am good at (I definitely didn’t excel at football at …

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