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19
Nov

Park Jam 2019

Another year of the Park Jam has come, the kids I met for the first time have gotten older, taller and better at kayaking but best of all there are new people popping up throughout the countries whitewater parks. The first years tour was a bit of an impromptu rush to make it happen, nobody …

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15
Nov

24th Annual Green River Narrows Race, Saluda NC

The notorious Green River Narrows Race is well known in the whitewater racing community here in the US for being one of the steepest sprint competitions in the country. With the course being just under a mile long and choked with steep and shallow rapids such as go left, chiefs, and gorilla, pacing yourself is …

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14
Nov

Expedition Rippering

I spent a good while looking for a word or phrase that best describes purposely using something for an intention that it was not created for and being pleasantly surprised, but couldn’t find one. This means that the creation of that word or phrase is up for grabs, and I would like to stake my …

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02
Nov

12 Steps to Get Long Hair and Not Care

It’s that time of year again, at least if you live on the west coast, and if you are like us you are officially in the off season. There are no big boofs or giant holes within a 2 days drive and the urge to quit work/school, buy a sprinter van, and default on your …

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04
Oct

High Water

As we transition from summer flows into the winter storm season our river options (here in the UK at least) widen. There have been a few posts on social media, both of boats and kit lost on high water runs, as well as questions from folk looking for alternatives to their usual runs, as they …

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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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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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