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Water….please give us some water!!!!!!

tommygunn wrote 631 days ago:


Ellie is having a stellar year, becoming a better paddler with every session!

Drought!

There is no other way to describe the summer that the Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers are facing. For anyone reading this far from our Central Ontario home, things are PRETTY dry this year. Environment Canada has declared official drought conditions in various Ontario regions, including the area northeast of Toronto where our club regularly paddles and meets for our World Kayak-related Fun Runs. Unfortunately, the lack of water has put a cramp in the type of events that we regularly hold – in fact, it’s so dry that it’s the first year that anyone no one has run the dam that is a big part of our whitewater playground at Burleigh Falls.

The always gut checking, rock filled “Sketchy Left”!

Despite the low weather  limiting what we can do with the river, we’ve seen a consistent number of between 12-14 paddlers turning up each week to tune their eddying, ferrying and narrow, rocky (and shallow) creeking skills. A bonus has been the appearance of great boof ledge at the bottom of the falls, that is normally totally covered in fast flowing water. It’s been a great place for many to work on their boof technique without any big consequences. One unexpected result of the low water has been an increased number of swimmers at the bottom of the falls, as a result of getting pinned against an unforgiving rock ledge – a pretty tough place to roll up sometimes!

Marcie showing the ropes to future club leader Lexi

Weather can change and we’re hoping for the best before too long. We’re all giving thanks that the Ottawa River, with it’s reliable, warm flows, is less than 4 hours away.



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Garrett makes a video about Keeners

natefry wrote 864 days ago:


Heres how my summer has been going on the Ottawa river! 3 weeks of kayaking in the Keener program with 21 of my best friends, and some of the best coaches in the world! Thanks to Jackson Kayak, The Outside World, Werner Paddles, and everyone who helped me get there!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZu46Kvg-8



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Garrett makes a video about Keeners

james wrote 864 days ago:


Heres how my summer has been going on the Ottawa river! 3 weeks of kayaking in the Keener program with 21 of my best friends, and some of the best coaches in the world! Thanks to Jackson Kayak, The Outside World, Werner Paddles, and everyone who helped me get there!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZu46Kvg-8



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Garrett makes a video about Keeners

james wrote 864 days ago:


Heres how my summer has been going on the Ottawa river! 3 weeks of kayaking in the Keener program with 21 of my best friends, and some of the best coaches in the world! Thanks to Jackson Kayak, The Outside World, Werner Paddles, and everyone who helped me get there!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZu46Kvg-8



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Garrett makes a video about Keeners

bozemankayaker wrote 864 days ago:


Heres how my summer has been going on the Ottawa river! 3 weeks of kayaking in the Keener program with 21 of my best friends, and some of the best coaches in the world! Thanks to Jackson Kayak, The Outside World, Werner Paddles, and everyone who helped me get there!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZu46Kvg-8



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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

james wrote 1003 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

saskia wrote 1003 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

james wrote 1003 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



Categorized as:channel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-river

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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

tommygunn wrote 1003 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



Categorized as:channel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-riverchannel-before  •  joins-the-main  •  known-as-palmer  •  little-trickle  •  middle  •  middle-channel  •  ottawa  •  palmer-rapids  •  victoria  •  weekend-river

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Palmerfest and KWP Ottawa Weekend

bozemankayaker wrote 1003 days ago:


Each paddling season we welcome the warming temperatures and the regularly scheduled Palmerfest on the Victoria Day long weekend. Held on the Madawaska River at a river section known as Palmer Rapids, the event welcomes paddlers of all experience. An awesome place to learn, shake off the off-season rust or work on new skills for the more advanced, this gem of a river has it all. Riverside group camping at Jessop’s farm nails it for one of the best locations in Ontario to paddle and relax.

Another early season staple for KWP is the Ottawa River Weekend. River level hovered about the 10.5 to 11.5 mark on the Ottawa scale which meant that the Middle Channel would be the route of choice for the most part. A small group of us however sought out the often elusive and not commonly paddled Lost Channel. Before you reach Iron Ring and/or Little Trickle, you bear river right and, after a short paddle, you’ll come across an intimidating looking pour over. It looks as if it would be a holder but its not. Wonderful. The next feature is a small, but scary looking falls. Again, not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. Hit the line and you’re gold. The Lost Channel joins the Main Channel above Norman’s and Coliseum. Be prepared for some beefy big water here and a massive hole afterwards as the river pours over what makes up Centre Slot and Dog’s Leg.

A trend has revealed itself amongst KWP members… new personal challenges. Lots of folks ran Elevator Shaft. Awesome. What a year it’s going to be.



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