Eight Ways to Keep it Fresh

Not quite a year ago I ran shuttle for my friends and family on a sweltering July day at the Ocoee. I had only been paddling for a few months and was not ready to join them by any stretch, but that didn’t stop my eyes from filling with stars as I looked downstream from…

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Lonnie

You almost always know the moment when you have met someone special. There is a sense of humility and ease that begs the question, “how did this person get this way?” I have met very few people in my life that have totally put me at ease when I interact with them, and if you…

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work

We have a team at H2o Dreams. Well, maybe not in the sense of other paddling companies but this is very much the group who will help get the hard work done for the 2013 season. It is yet another ambitious year for H2o Dreams as we embark on new endeavors as well as a few familiar…

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The Nitty Gritty

I almost swam at the bottom of Nantahala Falls this past weekend. It took me about seven or eight times and a nasty drag over some rocks before I finally rolled up. I wasn’t thinking about swimming- honestly, it seldom crosses my mind when I’m upside down- but that last roll attempt I knew would…

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Swim Lessons

2013 hasn’t exactly been packed full of kayaking for me. Thus far I have etched 3 green runs. End of list. I suppose I have valid excuses for my lack of paddling, namely a giant documentary project that I just returned from, but they are exactly that: excuses. The lack of whitewater in my life…

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Chips and Ladders

The snow is melting before it even lands on me; I think I am radiating heat about two feet around. I should be cold- freezing, in fact- seeing as how I am wet and it is snowing and the wind, bitter. But I am burning up, breathing heavy. I have been hiking my boat along…

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Strategy is Your Style

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/Zqd3C3eGYL8″ width=”640″ height=”360″] Strategy may be a crude description of a boaters style to running the river. And as in life, boating has many different styles and approaches for various scenarios. With this in mind I present our next topic as merely a presentation of some of the style and strategy I use to…

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