I have been Kayaking for 20 yrs. and decided its time for a new boat, especially since the whole family has fallen in love with paddling. Bought an Ibis for its smooth speedy characteristics, not to mention its great lines. Paddled many boats, but chose the Jackson for its many features, unique color,
Did you ever want to paddle an inland sea that’s water is 10x saltier than the ocean? A place where brine shrimp thrive, and birds come by the millions to feast on an all you can eat shrimp buffet. Given the chance, would you paddle on the moon (if it had water)? A place with
Creeking usually involves descending very steep low-volume whitewater. But there is an alternative flat-water version that will appeal if you are not hooked on adrenalin and not looking to hurl yourself down some steep ravine.
Many watersheds have quiet backwaters that are worthy of exploring and can provide an entirely different kind of thrill. The pleasure
As one of the floating/roving safety kayakers for the 4th Annual Swim the Suck, I actually (finally!) slowed down enough to truly enjoy my surroundings. Sure, I’ve shared pictures and thoughts in previous posts about the beauty of the Tennessee River Gorge, how I love it, and how I spend a ton of time there
Finally got the GoPro Studio app loaded up on my Macbook Air and it rocks! Super easy to edit with, comes with templates from their pro editing staff, complete with royalty free tunes, special effects and much more. Took me all of 10 minutes to put this video together. Simply opened it up, dropped video
WHEW!! It’s been a busy and fantastic past several weekends on the (FLAT!)water down here in Tennessee. Two events in particular which I was thrilled to be a part of were the Cumberland River Paddlefest, and the Canoe, Kayak and SUP day on the Stones River with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
Saturday, April 13 gave us
It’s dawn on the shore of Lake Powell, AZ, I have the 12 foot+ Jackson Ibis on my shoulder walking down the steep hillside to the water line. I think to myself this boat is way longer than I am used to but it is lighter on my shoulder than I expected. I reach the
It’s November in Colorado and one of the driest years in recent history. As a paddling family we are not quite ready to hang up the paddles for what we hope will be a very snowy winter. It’s our daughter Abby’s Thanksgiving break and we have a long history of spending Thanksgiving in the
With a new JK SUPerCHARGER on hand and a beautiful late summer Sunday, what else would we do? Damon and I grabbed the Ibis and the SUPerCHARGER, a river stand-up paddle board (SUP) new for 2013. The Winooski river was running extremely low, but we made it without too many stops. Our mini dachshund, Tripper,