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Taylor Cavin
  • 31, Male
  • Lotus, CA
  • United States
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Kayaking With A Toddler

Aulin and I at the take-out of our last float of the summer, Hwy. 49 to Lotus Park on the South Fork of the American (~1 mile, 3 rapids) September 2014. (Photo: Keri Cavin)Last year I wrote about…See More
Jan 10
Taylor Cavin posted a blog post

Kayaking With A Toddler

Aulin and I at the take-out of our last float of the summer, Hwy. 49 to Lotus Park on the South Fork of the American (~1 mile, 3 rapids) September 2014. (Photo: Keri Cavin)Last year I wrote about…See More
Jan 8
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How the Mobius got me to switch playboats after 10 years in the ZG

  Surfing on the Main Stem of the American this spring in my ZG 54. Can't wait to catch this rare wave in my Mobius 65.  Photo: Kevin Weddle    I love my ZG.  I bought one before I ever sat in one because I could tell from looking at the lines that I would love the feel and style of the boat.  When the Project and Project X came…See More
Dec 19, 2014
Taylor Cavin posted a blog post

Kings River Celebrations, Part II- photos

Here are photos to complement Kings River Celebrations: part 1, which took place in early June on the North Fork of the Kings.  This stretch is a wilderness hike-in run above the reservoirs which de-water most of the river's length.  I pirated these photos from the Janney brothers who made up half of…See More
Oct 20, 2014
Taylor Cavin posted a blog post

Kings River Celebrations: part 1

The natural flow kayaking season in California this year was comparatively short, but as always the goods are good if you can get them.  Of the local day runs, highlights for me included North Feather (Tobin section), the elusive Gay Wave on the Main American, South Yuba (Purdon's to Bridgeport), three runs on the Golden Gate section of the South American, two runs on South Silver Creek, and a run on the Silver Fork of the American.  A few rivers were in for good long windows, but some did not…See More
Jul 25, 2014
Taylor Cavin replied to Robin's discussion Mobius 65 Spraydeck
"I paddle the Mobius 65 and use a Bomber Gear bomb shelter skirt with a Large size deck.  I didn't feel any sloshing water or empty my boat at all during a 1 hour play session the first time I paddled my Mobius a few days ago.  I…"
May 15, 2014
Taylor Cavin commented on Tyler Curtis's blog post My Kayak is a tool for many jobs.
"That's awesome you were able to conduct that survey Tyler, and great to hear that section of the Piteälven is becoming a park."
Jan 16, 2014
Taylor Cavin replied to Keith Gaskell's discussion Recon 83 Issues
"Hi, Keith.  Here are a few things you might try in transitioning from the Habitat 80 to the Recon 83.  These suggestions are based on my experience making the transition and the fact that the Recon has slightly…"
Jan 4, 2014
Taylor Cavin commented on Taylor Cavin's blog post My first year as a parent/ kayaker + Aulin Cavin 2013 highlights
"Also, shout-out to Bomber Gear for the quality spray-skirts, dry-top, dry-suit, layers, pogies, and booties that I have been using over the past two years!  In the side-bar of wavesport.ning.com you will see specials on Bomber Gear products…"
Jan 2, 2014
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Jan 2, 2014
Taylor Cavin commented on Shane Groves's blog post New day of creeking in WV, Little Whitestick-Cranberry-Fat Creeks.
"Nice, Shane!  "Scrubby's Falls!"  Classic!  In Duluth, MN there are many micro-creek urban rapids named for their nearest landmark, including: The Zoo, The Food Co-op and The School!"
Jan 2, 2014
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My first year as a parent/ kayaker + Aulin Cavin 2013 highlights

2013 was my first year as a parent. On 12/12/12 my special lady Keri gave birth to our son Aulin. Aulin was born in between the rainiest and snowiest storms of the winter, amidst great creative energy. His arrival time was fortuitous because we lived at 5,000 feet of elevation at the time and driving to meet the mid-wife mid-snow-storm would have been overly exiting.Aulin is named for Glen Aulin, a place on the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. "Glen" means "valley" and "Aulin" means "beautiful."…See More
Jan 1, 2014
Taylor Cavin commented on Kim Russell (previously Becker)'s blog post Surgery: a mental game: How To Recover from a Labral Repair
"Good to hear the damage wasn't so bad and recovery is going well.  That mushroom looks like a giant boulder we saw on the way to Dinkey Creek!"
Nov 21, 2013
Taylor Cavin replied to edward broekaart's discussion again between recon 83 or 93
"Hi Alan, Interestingly a nomad 8.5 is only 78 gallons.  The fact that the 8.5 has been considered a bench-mark all-around creek-boat for years shows that it is the distribution of the volume and the shape of the hull more so than a…"
Nov 21, 2013
Taylor Cavin posted a blog post

Recon 83 or 93 ??? A Comparison

When WS first announced the Recon series, I was keen to see what design features were worked into the new boat, but immediately fired-up about the 93 gallon size.  I loved paddling the Habitat 80 all-around, and especially on creeks.  The main design update I was hoping for was a more lifted nose for gliding away from the base of pour-overs and punching through holes.  I figured an extra 13 gallons of volume would do the trick.  (For frame of reference, I weigh around 185 lbs... anyone will…See More
Nov 13, 2013
Taylor Cavin posted a blog post

Devil's Postpile, San Joaquin: 30th birthday present from Mother Nature

I love the Devil's Postpile. Not everybody does. I know one paddler who completed the run this year and has no plans of ever returning. But when I daydream of paddling, often this is the place to which I teleport.The Devil's Postpile section of the San Joaquin has a personality split between thundering whitewater and the quiet reflection of mirror-calm pools. It makes me question why I put myself in inherently dangerous situations, yet readily answers that same question. It presents some of the…See More
Jul 26, 2013

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Kayaking With A Toddler

Aulin and I at the take-out of our last float of the summer, Hwy. 49 to Lotus Park on the South Fork of the American (~1 mile, 3 rapids) September 2014. (Photo: Keri Cavin)

Last year I wrote about…

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Posted on January 7, 2015 at 3:00pm

How the Mobius got me to switch playboats after 10 years in the ZG

   Surfing on the Main Stem of the American this spring in my ZG 54. Can't wait to catch this rare wave in my Mobius 65.  Photo: Kevin Weddle

    I love my ZG.  I bought one before I ever sat in one because I could tell from looking at the lines that I would love the feel and style of the boat.  When…

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Posted on December 17, 2014 at 6:10pm

Kings River Celebrations, Part II- photos

Here are photos to complement Kings River Celebrations: part 1, which took place in early June on the North Fork of the Kings.  This stretch is a wilderness hike-in run above the reservoirs which de-water most of the river's length.  I pirated these photos from the Janney brothers who made up half of…

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Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:54am

Kings River Celebrations: part 1

The natural flow kayaking season in California this year was comparatively short, but as always the goods are good if you can get them.  Of the local day runs, highlights for me included North Feather (Tobin section), the elusive Gay Wave on the Main American, South Yuba (Purdon's to Bridgeport), three runs on the Golden Gate section of the South American, two runs on South Silver Creek, and a run on the Silver Fork of the American.  A few rivers were in for good long windows, but some did…

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Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:57am

My first year as a parent/ kayaker + Aulin Cavin 2013 highlights

2013 was my first year as a parent. On 12/12/12 my special lady Keri gave birth to our son Aulin. Aulin was born in between the rainiest and snowiest storms of the winter, amidst great creative energy. His arrival time was fortuitous because we lived at 5,000 feet of elevation at the time and driving to meet the mid-wife mid-snow-storm would have been overly exiting.

Aulin is named for Glen Aulin, a place on the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. "Glen" means "valley" and "Aulin" means…

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Posted on January 1, 2014 at 12:51am — 1 Comment

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At 9:25pm on September 19, 2009, Kim Russell (previously Becker) said…
Taylor! Hey we just got back to Hood River. It was great to party and paddle with you guys! What's your email... I gots photos for you... moooo.
At 3:43pm on July 20, 2009, Luke Liebsch said…
Wow!!! What a weekend. The ankle says "thank you mother nature for all the narbuckets you can dish us.'
At 12:24am on July 7, 2009, Luke Liebsch said…
UCC is the poo! Great to paddle with you again. Good times in the granite grace lands! Till next time. Cheers!
At 3:53pm on June 17, 2009, Taylor Cavin said…
Check out Darin McQuoid's awesome photography at www.kayakphoto.com. You can even order full size prints of some of the awesome images he has captured!
At 11:21pm on May 14, 2009, Luke Liebsch said…
Yo duder. Check out the Foo Man!
 
 
 

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