So, you eat local. You're an AW member. You signed that online petition to save the polar bears from drowning - that one everyone shared on Facebook. You even sent a check for twenty bucks to that conservation group after your last pay day. But you flew 7,000 miles to Uganda last year for a... Continue Reading →
The spring we never had rolled into the best summer in recent memory here in New England. The New Haven ran over 800cfs every day for 14 days straight...and to top it off, it would rain at night and be sunny during the day, so we had gorgeous 80 degree sunny days lapping the New... Continue Reading →
I put together a short video from paddling in the Northeast this spring. Rivers are New Haven, Middlebury, Clarendon Gorge, Mettawee, Moose, Otter Creek.
I managed to get out on the Sheldon Springs section of the Missisquoi yesterday. American Whitewater is working on negotiating (well, arranging -- they were negotiated something like twenty years ago) releases on this northern VT section, and so I figured I'd post a video and brief description of the run. It's about a mile... Continue Reading →
It was an interesting but disappointing spring here in New England. Some late season snowfall brought us up to average or better snowpacks in the mountains, but spring never really arrived and so the entire snowpack dwindled away over the course of a dry month of 55 degree temps. Rivers held at a teasing "almost... Continue Reading →
So what do you do when your friend gets a Grand permit 10 days before the launch date? Well, naturally, you call all your friends and you start driving. What if she only has an eleven day window to do the trip? Easy, just self-support it. What if she doesn't know how to kayak? Um...Well,... Continue Reading →
If you ever want to save money by going on a paddling vacation, Ecuador is the place to go. Fly to Quito, take a $3.25 bus to Baeza, get off the bus, walk 50 feet up a hill and check in at either Rodrigo's or Gina's (neighboring kayaker-friendly hostels) for $6-10/night, and then call a... Continue Reading →
Back in the Pucon siphon, my back started to improve and I began kayaking again on some of the easier runs. In the meantime, Daphnee, Ari, Greg, et al ran the Carhuello and returned with reports of one of the worst rivers they'd ever run and, unfortunately, a broken back. Greg ended up going up... Continue Reading →