saskia

Tellico in the Duo!

saskia wrote 715 days ago:


One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.



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james

Tellico in the Duo!

james wrote 715 days ago:


One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.



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bozemankayaker

Tellico in the Duo!

bozemankayaker wrote 715 days ago:


One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.



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natefry

Tellico in the Duo!

natefry wrote 715 days ago:


One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.



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james

Tellico in the Duo!

james wrote 715 days ago:


One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.



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saskia

Always Check for Wood

saskia wrote 742 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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james

Always Check for Wood

james wrote 742 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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natefry

Always Check for Wood

natefry wrote 742 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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bozemankayaker

Always Check for Wood

bozemankayaker wrote 742 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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tommygunn

Always Check for Wood

tommygunn wrote 742 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



Categorized as:check-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-river

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