bozemankayaker

Low water blues

bozemankayaker wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



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james

Low water blues

james wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winter

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saskia

Low water blues

saskia wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  starts-it-runs  •  until-the-rains  •  winter

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tommygunn

Low water blues

tommygunn wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winter

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natefry

Low water blues

natefry wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  starts-it-runs  •  then-it-starts  •  until-the-rains  •  winter

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james

Low water blues

james wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  then-it-starts  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  then-it-starts  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  then-it-starts  •  winterHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  after-the-games  •  differ-somewhat  •  games  •  northwest  •  pacific  •  provided-except  •  then-it-starts  •  winter

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jlechmanik

Low water blues

jlechmanik wrote 843 days ago:


Well as Fall arrives things are bleak out in the Northwest. River are pretty low and only a few are runnable. So you could work on your rain dance until the rains come, or you can head to the pool for some Kayak Polo. Both Portland ( https://www.facebook.com/portland.kayakpolo?fref=ts ) and Hood River ( https://www.facebook.com/Hood-River-Kayak-Polo-163053185802/timeline/ ) have Kayak Polo programs.

Hood River and Portland differ somewhat in their approach. Portland follows the rules very closely and several of the players compete in National competitions (yep they take it seriously). However Hood River is more laid back. They play in whatever boat you show up in (creek, playboat, whatever), don’t keep score and socialize after the games. All equipment is provided except kayak, paddle and PFD.

Hood River kayak polo starts Thursday, October 8th at 8pm at the Hood River Pool and runs for 10 sessions. Then it starts up again in January for another 10 sessions. Once play starts it runs pretty continuously for an hour. So you get a great workout in an indoor pool (warm in the winter!) and get to work on your boat control (even rolling).

So if you are sitting around this Fall/Winter and looking for some exercise in a kayak, give Kayak Polo a try in the Pacific Northwest.



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  PortlandHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  PortlandHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  PortlandHood River  •  Kayak Polo  •  Portland

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james

January in the Gorge

james wrote 1091 days ago:


It’s January in the Gorge.  What does that mean?  Well every year is different.  Sometimes it means snowy roads and hills.  Sometimes it means frozen rain which makes our roads a nightmare to drive on and freezes to the trees which causes them to break and fall into the river. Sometimes it means sun, and other times it means rain.  This January it means many of our “winter rivers” have come in due to rain and a period of unseasonable warm weather. It also brought our “nothing” cloud which is a gray inversion level of gloom that blocks out the sun for weeks.

This weekend it meant a kayak run on the local lower Hood River (Tucker to the Marina) with a fun low water level of 4.5 feet.  A fun technical class III run.  A cold 37 degree day, but no east wind (nothing says cold like a frozen wind out of the east).  The Hood has been runnable for over a week now.  Normally a spring or late fall fun, this year the Hood has been delivering.

The weekend also meant a drive over to Washougal to catch a low water run of the lower section.  Another class III run (unless you add Big Eddy rapid which is class IV) but day and night different from the Hood.  Instead of continuous technical rocky rapids (the Hood) this offers long flatwater sections with short drops.  But even at the low water level there are some good surfing waves at this level. This time a 40 degree day but it always seems warmer in Washougal..

With these rivers hitting their low levels, it will be interesting to see what the weather does to the rivers for next weekend….



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bozemankayaker

January in the Gorge

bozemankayaker wrote 1091 days ago:


It’s January in the Gorge.  What does that mean?  Well every year is different.  Sometimes it means snowy roads and hills.  Sometimes it means frozen rain which makes our roads a nightmare to drive on and freezes to the trees which causes them to break and fall into the river. Sometimes it means sun, and other times it means rain.  This January it means many of our “winter rivers” have come in due to rain and a period of unseasonable warm weather. It also brought our “nothing” cloud which is a gray inversion level of gloom that blocks out the sun for weeks.

This weekend it meant a kayak run on the local lower Hood River (Tucker to the Marina) with a fun low water level of 4.5 feet.  A fun technical class III run.  A cold 37 degree day, but no east wind (nothing says cold like a frozen wind out of the east).  The Hood has been runnable for over a week now.  Normally a spring or late fall fun, this year the Hood has been delivering.

The weekend also meant a drive over to Washougal to catch a low water run of the lower section.  Another class III run (unless you add Big Eddy rapid which is class IV) but day and night different from the Hood.  Instead of continuous technical rocky rapids (the Hood) this offers long flatwater sections with short drops.  But even at the low water level there are some good surfing waves at this level. This time a 40 degree day but it always seems warmer in Washougal..

With these rivers hitting their low levels, it will be interesting to see what the weather does to the rivers for next weekend….



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hood

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tommygunn

January in the Gorge

tommygunn wrote 1091 days ago:


It’s January in the Gorge.  What does that mean?  Well every year is different.  Sometimes it means snowy roads and hills.  Sometimes it means frozen rain which makes our roads a nightmare to drive on and freezes to the trees which causes them to break and fall into the river. Sometimes it means sun, and other times it means rain.  This January it means many of our “winter rivers” have come in due to rain and a period of unseasonable warm weather. It also brought our “nothing” cloud which is a gray inversion level of gloom that blocks out the sun for weeks.

This weekend it meant a kayak run on the local lower Hood River (Tucker to the Marina) with a fun low water level of 4.5 feet.  A fun technical class III run.  A cold 37 degree day, but no east wind (nothing says cold like a frozen wind out of the east).  The Hood has been runnable for over a week now.  Normally a spring or late fall fun, this year the Hood has been delivering.

The weekend also meant a drive over to Washougal to catch a low water run of the lower section.  Another class III run (unless you add Big Eddy rapid which is class IV) but day and night different from the Hood.  Instead of continuous technical rocky rapids (the Hood) this offers long flatwater sections with short drops.  But even at the low water level there are some good surfing waves at this level. This time a 40 degree day but it always seems warmer in Washougal..

With these rivers hitting their low levels, it will be interesting to see what the weather does to the rivers for next weekend….



Categorized as:Hood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hoodHood River  •  Rivers  •  hood  •  marina  •  spring-or-late  •  times-it-means  •  trees  •  year-the-hood

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