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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Save the Gauley Mountain!

Below is a message I received from one of paddling pals (Whitney Eure):   “I noticed in the January issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors, an article detailing the fact that Gauley Mountain had been slated for mountain top removal coal mining. This mountain sits right between the New River Gorge and the Gauley River National [...]

THE EDDY FEELING kayak film premiere

a film by the producers of RapidTransitVideo.com Check out the event link below for all the 411: http://www.worldkayak.com/event_wk.cfm?eventid=733

Safety w/ Jackson Kayak’s UNI-SHOCK Bulk Head System

Check out this promo video with some really gnarly carnage by clicking on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQdMKtYvdQI

The Creation of the Dynamic Duo & Promo Video

The boat in the molding process of the video is our Custom DD.  Check it out on the JK site with the link below: http://www.jacksonkayak.com/articles/article.cfm?directory=articles09&article=200901221

Two New 2009 Boats Joined the J.A.W. Fleet

While Jen and I were down @ the JK factory last week picking up our Custom DD, I decided to go ahead and pick-up JK’s other newest boat model (Yellow Little Hero) and it’s big brother (Orange Hero).  They will be making their debut tonight at the Freedom Hall Pool Session.  Check out ” The [...]

Health Issue for Owner of Riverpark Campground (Big Rock)

Below is a message I received off of the APE’s Yahoo Group from Dr. Walters: I have just learned that Bruce Gantenbein, the owner of Riverpark Campground (Big Rocks) is hospitalized and is very seriously ill. He and Nancy would greatly benefit from the cards, contributions (for medical expenses), and prayers of all the kayakers [...]

Our Custom Dynamic Duo Wedding Kayak

  This past Wednesday (1-14-09) Jen and I loaded up in my Forester and headed to Sparta, TN for the best day of the year thus far.  We were heading to the Jackson Kayak Factory to witness the creation of our custom black & white Dynamic Duo (DD).  We got to walk through every process [...]

Weekend Fun Trip Report

The southeast, particularly the Tri-Cites region, has had a health helping of rain over the past week.  It has been great seeing all the boaters out enjoying some natural flow!   I got the chance on Saturday to lead my brother-in-law, Jeff Weatherford, down his PFD of Wilson Creek.  Andrew Bentley joined us for the [...]

APEs Winter Meeting, Dinner & Movie Premiere

Meeting for 2009 Officers Election, dinner & Event/Trip Planning + the Tri-Cities Premiere of “Slave To The Rain” film from AuotBoof Productions Please plan to attend this meeting if you are a member or would like to become a member of our club.  We will be talking about things to help improve and restructure the club.  [...]

Dillsboro Dam two steps closer to removal

News from AW: posted January 9, 2009 by Kevin Colburn One of the three counties opposed to the removal of Dillsboro Dam, Macon County, recently announced that they will no longer fight the removal and are withdrawing from the pending litigation.  For the past few years, three North Carolina county governments have been delaying a [...]