Congratulations Francheska!

JUST AWARDED! I am so proud to announce that Francheska Hebden has just been awarded Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer certification by the ACA SEIC Standards Committee. It was a pleasure to mentor Francheska through this long certification process and I commend her too on all of the hard work she accomplished in this success. This certification makes Francheska the only current Whitewater … Read More

2015 Special Report on Paddlesports

The American Canoe Association has posted the 2015 Special Report on Paddlesports: a partnership project of Coleman, Sevylor, Stearns and the Outdoor Foundation. The report presents status and trends in the paddlesports of interest to paddlers and professionals in the industry. Check it out.

Ringing in the New Year

New Year weekend with water. Yes! The holiday and recent rains west and north of here gave me a chance to hook up with some good friends from Virginia for 3 great days of paddling. Day one was up to the Maury River in Goshen Pass, VA. This is a fun little class III+(IV) river that’s very popular with the … Read More

Wet, Wonderful West Virginia

Sometimes the weather just isn’t very cooperative. Randy, Kevin and I took off for an extended weekend to paddle the annual release of the Gauley in West Virginia. A bit of extra flow this year (3200 cfs vs the normal 2800 cfs release) promised a little extra kick in the class III-IV runs of the lower “G” that we had … Read More