There’s nothing like spring, when the water runs high and the rivers become alive again, the re-birthing of the world and warming of the days, bringing flow, to the world’s veins.
As May comes around we look forward to a new season ahead, but for me its closing down a season in Chile and starting a new season in Colorado.
Working as a safety kayaker on the Trancura River in Pucon, Chile is great you meet so many kayakers from all over the world, that just come to huck the amazing crystal clear waters of the Palguin, the must run of the Nevados, or the boulder fields of the Puesco. Pucon is an amazing place to work, live, and go boating. I have not seen winter in 4 years because I have been working in Chile. But this year in Pucon I will never forget it. Looking up the canyon walls on the Nevados, and Running the 70ft on the Middle Palguin for the first time, or the multiple laps on the Upper Palguin with some escudo at the end! Great Memories, good friends!!
But as the seasons change and the snow starts to melt I look forward to being back in the Arkansas River valley. I miss play boating and can’t wait to go surf around the state at all the good man made features with of course the occasional creek stop. I am also looking forward to teaching kayaking again, at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center where I work as an instructor. To teach someone something I love so much, and to watch them succeed in kayaking is something that I cherish. But the place to find me is in the Salida WWP in my green Jackson Superstar surfing the main hole going big! So I hope to see everyone on the water, have a great 2011 season, stay safe, y buenas lineas!!
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