The Pillar Series – Creeking Leadership

We created the “Pillar Series” to go a little more in depth of why we created the clinics than just our course descriptions. Many times our classes are prompted by experiences or observations we have on the river, in our paddling culture, or suggested by our guests. What’s with all of these names? That is a…

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Making Cents Out of Buying Used Gear

When I first got into kayaking in 2002, I made the mistake that many beginners do: I walked into a retail store and bought a brand new boat, helmet, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, and other miscellaneous accessories. All told, I spent over $1,500, and that was buying the cheapest equipment they had. Little did I know that in…

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Getting a Grip

The following post was written by friend and fellow paddler Nell Steed. She reflects honestly on what pushed her toward a breaking point of not wanting to kayak anymore, and how taking some time for herself helped her get a grip on her fears and set new precedents when moving downstream. Thank you for sharing…

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My Anthem

This year has been a true test in patience and grit. We are human after all. We are not infallible, we grow tired, succumb to critics, and overall show that we are just as vulnerable as any one else. Many look at these things as a weakness, but I believe our recognition of it is…

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What Family Means…

I have had a mix bag of family experiences through out my life, and at best it can be described as dysfunctional. I think everyone will claim that, though, about their own families. After all, we are all human and to err is to be human. What has held steadfast however is the importance that…

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Tributaries Tour Dates Added

What a madly wonderful spring! We kicked off our Tributaries Tour with a presentation of Chris’ thoughts on “Taming the Lizard Brain” at Atlanta Whitewater Club‘s monthly meeting. It was a lot of us all to think about, and we had a dynamic discussion throughout. Paddlers of all different skill ranges, disciplines, and personal backgrounds…

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