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Pool Sessions

james wrote 714 days ago:



The boating community in Cody is on the rise! This year, with the approval of  bi-monthly pool sessions at the local Recreation Center, our paddling community has continued to flourish. Every week, new faces of young paddlers are beginning to appear. With the support from our veteran paddlers, our beginners are using the winter months to develop new techniques, and learn how to roll. For anyone interested in attending a pool session, they are held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. There is a $4 fee. Boats are available at Gradient Mountain Sports for those who would like to get started. 



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El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

natefry wrote 755 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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saskia

El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

saskia wrote 755 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

bozemankayaker wrote 755 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

james wrote 755 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

james wrote 755 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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Cold Weather Paddling CLINIC at Overmountain Outdoors

natefry wrote 797 days ago:


Overmountain Outdoors Special Event!

Do you love paddling in the summer and want to keep it going in the winter? But you’re not too sure what it takes to do it safely?  Overmountain Outdoors and Wesley R. Bradley are teaming up to offer a FREE clinic on how to properly outfit yourself for cold water & winter paddling.  Join us on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at Overmountain Outdoors and learn how to dress for paddling success in cold weather!  Clinic starts at 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Many paddlers have the misconception that after the leaves fall off the trees, that boats get stored till the flowers come back out.  The fact of the matter is in the southeast winter and early spring host some of our area’s best paddling, especially in whitewater!

We will be showcasing many products from Immersion Research & Kokatat during the clinic.  We will give tips and tricks on proper use and care of many products you can use to keep you toasty warm in the cold weather.

You may want to bring your own folding chair to the clinic, because seating is limited at the store.

Overmountian Outodors is located at:

142 W Market St

Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
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saskia

Cold Weather Paddling CLINIC at Overmountain Outdoors

saskia wrote 797 days ago:


Overmountain Outdoors Special Event!

Do you love paddling in the summer and want to keep it going in the winter? But you’re not too sure what it takes to do it safely?  Overmountain Outdoors and Wesley R. Bradley are teaming up to offer a FREE clinic on how to properly outfit yourself for cold water & winter paddling.  Join us on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at Overmountain Outdoors and learn how to dress for paddling success in cold weather!  Clinic starts at 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Many paddlers have the misconception that after the leaves fall off the trees, that boats get stored till the flowers come back out.  The fact of the matter is in the southeast winter and early spring host some of our areas best paddling, especially in whitewater!

We will be showcasing many products from Immersion Research & Kokatat during the clinic.  We will give tips and tricks on proper use and care of many products you can use to keep you toasty warm in the cold weather.

You may want to bring your own folding chair to the clinic, because seating is limited at the store.

Overmountian Outodors is located at:

142 W Market St

Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
*
Like them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/OverMountainOutdoors/timeline



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The Juice is Back!

bozemankayaker wrote 806 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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The Juice is Back!

natefry wrote 806 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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