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Wesley\'s Wild World of Kayaking & the Jackson Action Wagon (JAW)
Aug 27th, 2015

Wayne Dickert is a true hero and mentor to me.  He has been bringing “Church” to the river long before it was a fad saying! If you want to experience God in a REAL church setting on the river head to the River of Life at the Nantahala Outdoor Center on Sunday mornings if you ...

More at http://umc.org/videos. There are people who find sanctuary in nature. A North Carolina United Methodist pastor understands this and began bringing church to the Nantahala River for those who prefer a Sunday morning canoe to a church pew. The Rev. Wayne Dickert is a former U.S. Olympic paddler turned pastor. Dickert feels outdoors people often feel like outsiders in a traditional church. Bringing church to the river lets church happen in a comfortable setting. “This is the perfect marriage of worship and recreation and re-creation and having that opportunity to have new life breathed into them,” says Dickert. This channel is managed by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN. Contact FWalsh@UMCom.org for more info.

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www.mikedawson.co.nz
Aug 26th, 2015

Boarding a plane and heading South I had a excitment burning, The dream tour of 2015 was continuing. I was fired up to get back onto the race circuit on two rad courses in the bottom half of Europe, but a few weeks of travel and training were taking there toll. So much fun and so many races and I could feel it in my arms.Pau is a fast and dynamic action packed course. It\'s fun, big surgy and full of goodtimes. It\'s a style I have come to like - with so much going on it\'s a race of adapting to the plan. Enjoying the whitewater, using it and the gates come secondary. Running the boat and enjoying the lines. I raced hard, searching for time, trying to attack the course and run tight lines. It flowed & was fun, but brutal mistakes killed this world cup campaign. A split second decision left me with a 50second penalty, and the search for the ultimate run was over. I was left with my pride wounded, wondering what could have been as I was left watching from the bank as others battled on a course I wanted to paddl......

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 24th, 2015

By Jerry McBride Sandhills. Now there’s a term guaranteed to evoke universal excitement among water enthusiasts. Add “Nebraska” to the equation, and it’s a safe bet that corn, cows and cactus come to mind long before paddling. It’s not where you’d look for one of the 10 best canoeing rivers in the United States. Yet, there it is. In 1991, The Congress of the United States designated 76 miles of Cherry County’s Niobrara River as a National Scenic River, right there in north-central Nebraska. Backpacker magazine named this section among the top 10 float rivers in America. For an area depicted as the “Great American Desert” by early geographers, water seems everywhere here, ironically due to those seemingly desolate 20,000 square miles of grass and yucca-capped sand dunes to the south. Seems that soft, glacially deposited sand soaks up a lot of water, forming the world’s largest underground water reservoir, the Ogallala Aquifer. Springs well up in low areas. Numerous waterfalls spill ......

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 24th, 2015

By Daniel Jenny My cold nose woke me as it usually does. The fire was almost out and I was beginning to get chilled. The only warm spot was where my dog Molly was leaning up against my side. Flipping my blanket back, I grabbed a couple logs and threw them on the fire. The fire crack­ led, sparks flew, and a flame slowly came back to life. It felt good. I lifted the lid on the pot that sat at the edge of the fire. It was a concoction of beans, slab bacon, onions and basil. They had been cooking all night and were almost ready. I moved them closer to the fire. Breakfast would ward off the morning chill and provide the energy for a hard day of paddling. Dawn was breaking. A light Jog hung close to the ground and the dampness see med to hang on everything. Molly stood up, stretched, her nose working the spruce behind camp, hoping for a chance partridge… The receptionist walked into my office and brought me back. “How was your trip?” “Good,” I answered, not really wanting to talk. &#......

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 24th, 2015

Known more for its line of rafts and IKs, Aire offers one inflatable canoe in its boat quiver. The Traveler sports the standard Aire features – tough 1100-denier outer shell, urethane air chambers, along with the characteristic stability granted by a wide beam and beefy tubes. Moveable seats allow for balancing trim and going it alone, although this boat is a beast to handle solo with a canoe paddle. It is so stable it almost feels like a small raft, and in fact, an accessory rowing frame is available (and desirable if solo is your style). The Aire Traveler handles big water no problem, and has the stability to withstand a bevy of bouncy kids or to serve as a fishing platform. The Power Traveler, pictured here, comes with a small-motor transom mount to ease the flatwater miles. On the downside, the Traveler is close to 70 lbs., which makes it a bit cumbersome compared to other inflatable canoes on the market (SOAR, Innova), and it’s slow on the water. The Traveler is so beamy that paddlers need to sit off......

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 24th, 2015

On Saturday, August 29th, the second annual Women in Charge: Green River Takeover returns to its namesake river in Saluda, North Carolina. Dozens of ladies will sail down the Class III rapids of the Upper Green and bomb down the venerated, steep-creek drops of the Green River Narrows in a powerful tableau of community, empowerment, and friendship forged within the male-dominated world of whitewater kayaking. The post Women in Charge: Green River Takeover appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine....

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Wesley\'s Wild World of Kayaking & the Jackson Action Wagon (JAW)
Aug 24th, 2015

Check out Brian Vermillion‘s video of our run on the Taylor River Canyon near Almont, CO.  This was our last day in CO before we headed back home. The Taylor was a great way to end an awesome trip with a 30 year record high flow over +3,500 CFS in the 5 mile section we ran on the upper ...

Our final run of our trip our west to CO. This was Taylor Gorge and it was a flood levels. Fun run

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 21st, 2015

Poetry in commotion Epic slowmo raft carnage North Fork Championships IV BoaterX Head to head through Idaho’s legendary whitewater No Water? No problem! Dry years encourage kayaking creativity Remembering Louise Jull in Norway For My Lou Episode 3 Notorious Media Tent Episode 4 “Where are ya?” Young paddlers getting on some stouts Red Roof Productions presents Columbia: Nothing is Sure, Everything is Possible Sofia Reinoso From crushing slalom to boofing stouts, Sofi does it all — See the BEST PADDLING VIDEOS from last week. The post Week in Review: August 21, 2015 appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine....

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 21st, 2015

Minnesota has a long tradition both in literature, producing writers such as Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Garrison Keillor, and in celebrating quirky characters, once electing a professional wrestler known as “The Body” to governor and embracing author Neil Gaiman, who masterfully mixes fantasy and reality. Another master of mixing is Sarah Peters, 38, an artist who connects literature and paddling. She built a boat and lends books to paddlers-by in a couple Twin Cities’ lakes. However, her Floating Library Project doesn’t lend ordinary books. Peters said, “Rather than a normal library, I use artist-made publications. The materials are different than what a land-based library offers.” So, what artist would permit their hand-made publications to be launched on a lake for two to three weekends in July? “The biggest surprise came the first year when more than 50 artists from all over the country were willing to send me their handmade books, which could have been dropped overboard and los......

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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Aug 21st, 2015

Ross and Helen explore Guajimico and Hanabanilla in Part Three of their Kayaking Cuba travelogue. The post Kayaking Cuba Part Three: Guajimico and Hanabanilla appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine....

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