For a born-and-raised southern (US) kayaker, seeing snow on the banks of the river is an uncommon sight. Nonetheless, we packed massive bags full of gear for a 9 day multi-sport trip to Oregon and Washington to ring in the New Year. Time was optimized based on weather conditions which resulted in three days kayaking in Washington, three
In finding less time to train and enjoy time on the river in the mountains, I have found ways to fit multiple outdoor activities into my day-to-day. Fortunately, where we live is easier than most locations at our river-front condo in Atlanta. Attainments and eddyline playboating is the best you can expect on a summer-time
With so many paddling options in the Southeast, it is difficult to focus on one river- the Green River. The 20th annual Green River Narrows Race will be held this weekend. I trust that chasing rain will suffice in lieu of actual time on the Green.
I see Green Race as a time of year rather
The Great Smokey Mountains area is considered a deciduous rainforest. More often than not, the Raven Fork is reserved for times when rain is more frequent in the Southeast- during Winter and early Spring months. For anyone who has seen the Raven Fork more than a hand-full of times, they would associate this river with
Weekend warrior no more! This post is quick read about how to spend more time in your kayak, improve your control, and get ripped (JK)!
Find your local attainment spot. Chances are that if you live somewhere within driving distance to a whitewater river on the weekends, there is a river with some gradient within
4 Races make up the Southeastern US Fall Race Season:
The Gauley Animal Race
TVCC Ocoee Race
Lord of the Fork: Russell Fork Race
The Green River Narrows Race
Fall is always welcomed by southeastern paddlers and those who travel from around the world to visit these destination rivers. Maybe it’s crisp fall camping weather that beckons as a reprieve
The Chattooga River has been the classic whitewater testing ground for 40 years. Watch the Jackson Kayak Zen and Karma duel it out on the river.
Video Link: Dueling on the Chattooga: Jackson Kayak Zen v Karma
The Jackson Kayak Zen and the Jackson Kayak Karma have one very strong trait in common: speed. I am talking
Written by Kate Walsh
Learn.Play.Hope’s very own freelance writer
It’s no secret that kayaking is a male dominated sport, and I have definitely had many guy friends ask me if I knew any single girls who paddled, or for tips on how to get their girlfriend interested in the sport. I think men and women tend to
Jocassee Vertical Mile with Joseph Gudger
Vertical miles usually involve lots of meticulous planning, coordinating the perfect amount of rain, enough daylight, relatively easy river access and committed driver (s) into one big day of paddling. This one happened to fall into our laps. Always a fan of the Jocassee drainage, when I first