Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
8 rivers in 8 days: Big Silver and Revelstoke, BC
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ecuador Article in Kayak Session
Friday, August 12, 2011
Brown Bagging it with Skookum Sails
Yes, this bag is literally brown! The bottom and sides are made of tough, brown vinyl material and the top is made of mesh to let your stinky gear air out. The durable material will hold up to even the toughest gear-stuffers! The bag is nice and big to accommodate all your kit. A handy side pocket for small items like watches and wallets will help you keep your S$%T together while on the river.
Whether you are running big waterfalls, or just getting into the sport, Snap Dragon makes a perfect skirt for you--especially perfect if you happen to be our winner next week:) They offer a wide variety of skirts to fit the needs of all kayakers, from beginner to advanced. And, nothing like slipping into a Sweet cotton Hoodie after a day on the river. If that doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, I don't know what will! Then, grab yourself a beer and plop your butt on the couch to enjoy Forge Motion Picture's film Wildwater. This beautifully shot piece delves into the meaning of kayaking for some of the sport's most passionate kayakers.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Looking back to some old boating adventures to find inspiration for new fun!
For the past few years, Don and I have been able to dedicate a good portion of our US time to our passion--kayaking. Without a mortgage, car payments, or lavish eating habits, we've been able to save our money to travel and kayak during our off season from Ecuador. (Larry doesn't have it too bad either guiding in the Grand Canyon during the summers, but hey, work is work)! Looking through our old photos, I feel fortunate that we've been able to see so many beautiful places from our kayaks.
Oh, and by the way, kayaking guiding in Ecuador is a real job!
(Descending down into the Cofanes River Valley, Sucumbios Province Ecuador. Cayembe rises above the clouds in the background, and there is amazing rainforest as far as we could see. Yet another incredible place we were lucky enough to visit, 2010).
(Darcy learning to back stab on Diagonal Ledges Wave Lower Gauley West Virginia. 2006)
So, whatever it is that makes you "tick" whether that be kayaking, skiing, your kids, good music, etc...make sure you soak it in as much as you can! Always remember to work hard for what you want and have some fun while you're at it.