Name: Darin McQuoid
Hometown: Scott Valley
Favorite Place to Paddle: California and Japan
Accomplishments: A few good rivers and a couple pretty pictures. Highlights are always days on the river with friends.
Crazy Fact About You: I’m scared of heights and of swimming in deep water
Why Darin Loves Kayaking: For me personally kayaking has been life defining, and the most empowering thing I’ve ever done. The challenges and real and concrete, as are the rewards and the potential consequences. In a world full of gray areas, undefined expectations and vague goals a day on the river is black and white, a successful journey from point a to point b. I believe this, and time in remote beautiful places, is what I embrace, but only a small part of the big picture. Perhaps like a lot of things in life, the beauty of kayaking is that the beauty is too complex to be truly defined.