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October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

2011 Halloween Truss Paddle

 

Every year on Halloween, Hood River-ites get together for a costume paddle down the "Green Truss" section of the White Salmon River. This year Jesse and I weren't sure if we were going to make it as we decided to try our hand at racing bikes for the first time ever in the Day of the Dead Super D in Bend, OR the day prior. Turns out it is pretty fun, and worked out pretty well as I placed 1st in the Women's Under 34 category, while my friend and fellow paddler, Rachel Crowder rode…

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Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on October 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Manns Creek: West Virginia's Class 5 Gem

It took me around a dozen runs down Manns creek before I actually felt like I wasn't lost in its labyrinth of steep chutes. By Manns Creek, I am referring to Glade Creek at the Gristmill in Babcock State Park, past the confluence with Manns Creek(Real Manns) and down to the New River at Cunard, WV.

 

Here is a Manns Creek headcam movie from around 4": …

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Added by Bryan Kirk on October 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

IMPROVISE SHORT FILM - Paddling in Colorado

Photo: Stephen Forster    Paddler: Chris Wing  …

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Added by Chris Wing on October 29, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Team Wave Sport UK - Chandra River, India

Team Wave Sport UK kayaker Steve Brooks is on a quick mission with his wife to the Indian Himalayas.  After settling into the laid back town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, the Austrian based kayakers met up with Annie Quathamer and Kim Grant and a plan was hatched to run the Chandra River from the small “Dhaba” stop at Chhatru all the way down the Tandi and the confluence of the Bhaga River.…

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Added by Steve Brooks on October 29, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Following the water

 

 



After such an amazing summer of hopping all over the US, I have come full circle to my winter home of Chattanooga TN. The spring started off with competitions on the east in Connecticut and North Carolina, then rallying the RV all the way to…

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Added by Haley Mills on October 12, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

5 ways to double-down

Ever notice that kayaking has a way of eating up your whole day even when you don't plan it?  Well, as long as you're not doing anything productive, you might as well make your day a double-header, taking part in one of these five cross-over activities that complement kayaking in a practical way.

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Added by Taylor Cavin on October 11, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Rogue River Trip

 

Every year when the seasons change, and Fall rolls around, I start thinking about a paddling vacation. Some years it's BC, others it's California.... 

 

 

This year was Oregon. Plan A was Canada, eh, while Plan B was the 11 friends, 2 rafts and a pirate party on the Rogue River.…

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Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on October 5, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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