Paddling Friends

Who do you like paddling with? There are lots of traits that make for good paddling friends. They need to be reliable and show up when they said they would. They should be easy to get along with. They should be competent or at least making a serious effort to learn....

Deadly River Amoeba

 A Florida 16 year old girl has died from an amoeba infection. The girl was said to have been swimming in the St. Johns River in Brevard County. with her family. She became very ill and within a matter of a few days had to be rushed to the hospital. The doctors that...

Wilderness First Aid Class

Everyone does it. We all look at our canoe and kayaking friends at the river put in and evaluate the strength of the group. Our analysis is always private, but we do it. We spot the weak paddlers, good paddlers, nurses, doctors, EMTs, canoe and kayak instructors, and...

Kayak Shoes

Let’s face it, wearing shoes on the river is more for the people we paddle with than it is for ourselves. For ourselves, walking out barefooted in the cold dark is really unappealing (once your Tevas are lost with your kayak). For our paddling partners, the time...

Kayak Facemasks- Why You Need One!

This story is from the Foothills Paddling Club email list. It’s a great sales pitch for face protection on your helmet. OK folks, I’m going to “out myself” and my carnage story from the weekend in the spirit of “learn from watching others...