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Matt Young

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

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  1. Spring in Northern Vermont has finally arrived!! — April 27, 2015
  2. Team Pyranha at Adirondack Paddlefest — May 20, 2014
  3. The New Haven Race: A Great Beginning to the Paddling In The Northeast — April 13, 2014
  4. Moose Festival Recap. — October 23, 2013
  5. Siberian Adventure With Tomass Marnics — August 30, 2013

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Family Time at Moose Fest.

I have come to view the people that I paddle with as my extended family.  The Moose River Festival held near Old Forge New York every October is like a paddling holiday where the whole family gets together.  The simplicity of the weekend is what makes it feel a little more like Thanksgiving than Christmas.  Come …

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Too Much Fun at “Beaverfest”

  This year’s “Beaverfest,” was special.  This classic event, which has been held annually for the past fifteen years offers up some of the finest paddling in the northeastern U.S. and this year saw some stout racing competition.  The combination of the unusually dry summer and amazing three days of weather jacked the participation level …

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“This Pountine Is So Good, I’m Never Going Home”

It’s hard to believe I just spent the last two days in Quebec during the some lowest water conditions imaginable, and still got to paddle two amazing rivers.  I suppose when you go to the region that is home to a third of the world’s fresh water you can always expect to have something to …

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This One Is For The Road Warriors

Over the weekend I helped out at Mountain Man Outdoor Supply Company’s Paddlefest in Old Forge, New York.  Dinver, Tony G, Jeb, and myself sold some kayaks, represented Pyranha proudly, and even got a chance to go kayaking.


Sweet Redemption on the Opalescent

Sometimes Second chances do happen. In Spring 2011 a group of 6 paddlers ventured deep into the Adirondack Wilderness to make an attempt at paddling the Opalescent Gorge.  A portion of the gorge was first paddled by Dennis Squires and Tony Malikowski in inflatables in 2005.  As far as we knew it had not been …

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Tough Spring in the Northeastern U.S.

I won’t sugar coat it.  It’s been a tough spring here in the northeastern United States.  A low snow year this winter combined with a significant lack of precipitation this spring have left us with flows in the rivers that are far from desirable.  We’ve all been doing what we can to make do.  This …

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Next Year In Corsica!!!

It’s really hard to believe that a few weeks ago I was certain I was going kayaking in Corsica.  The trip that i have just returned from could not have ended up being further from what I expected.  However, it was an awesome experience just the same.


Open Season In The Adirondacks

  I can honestly say that I have never paddled in northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains on St. Patrick’s Day before.  Usually this time of year we are still buried deep in snow.  This weekend extremely warm temperatures brought an early start to the season and the official “opening” of many creeks and rivers throughout …

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Season Ending Injury

  I feel really lucky to have paddled whitewater for 17 years and remain injury free.  Last Saturday it all changed.  I sustained a shoulder dislocation while paddling the Moose River during the annual Moose Fest.  I wish I had a better story than, I ran a big rapid, braced wrong. and it just popped …

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King of New York Series Featured on Race #4 The Moose Right Around the Corner

With the final race of the inaugural King of New York Series right around the corner I thought I’d share a nice write-up from a previous race in the series.  The Black race was the first of four and did not disappoint. Saturday October 15th, High Noon, Agers Falls on the Moose River will be …

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