The best weekend of the summer has just passed and with it the world premier of Too High, a kayaking film put together by Joe Rea Dickens and Jamie Conn. But first back to the weekend. The Clifden beach party weekend is the highlight of the not so packed Irish summer paddling schedule. With a
I broke my back 4 years ago. After a year of physical therapy I was able to walk again. I still have weakness in my left leg and my left ankle only has so much movement. It was clear that I had climbed my last mountain. After trying out one of my friends kayaks on
I’ve been instructing whitewater kayaking for 14 years now. When I was in College, I instructed for a fantastic student lead outdoor program called Wilderness Pursuits at Western State College in Colorado. I then took my degree in Recreation and Business and started managing a local kayak shop in the Gunnison
I am a Die-Hard Jackson Fan. And I am proud to show it . Over the 17+ years of paddling whitewater, I have gone through a lot of kayaks……too many, too embarrassing to give the total count, let’s say over 60 in my lifetime so far.
Two years ago, I decided that the only kayaks
Every year, when May approaches, I know it is time for the Pyrénees Buddies Race.
This is the most awaited event for the kayakers of the area and one of the most important races in Europe. The Brousset river in the Ossau Valley (France) hosted the first stage of the Extreme Kayaking Pyrenees Cup, and congregated
Alan Ryland, friend and fishing partner, in his Jackson Big Rig… greeting the morning on the Mosquito Lagoon. He would go on to get his grand slam by 10 am that morning… tarpon, trout, redfish and snook.
On Sunday, May 25th at 2pm, is a kids cruise down one of the best beginner stretches on the Arkansas River, The Milk Run (class II+). It boasts 6 Miles of boulder gardens and wave trains through some spectacular scenery. Following the cruise, at 6 PM, is a dinner to get river families together and
It is so fun to go down the river. This was the first time I went down a hard river and I was nervous at first but once i started down the river it was very fun and i wanted to do it over and over again. I cant wait to go