Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Finally Kayaking (off)Season!

As many of you loyal Colorado Kayak Supply Squad blog readers may know, I missed nearly all of the now legendary Summer of 2011 kayaking season.  I was stuck in Texas.  I know, you just threw up in your mouth a little and I'm sorry too.  But I must have built up some pretty good Karma somewhere because I now find myself in a place that I have always wanted to be for a year.... The South East!  

Now is my time to gloat because as you all sink into winter, I'm going to provide you with some impetus to get off your booty and go exploring during Colorado's off-season.  We're just warming up down here.....

After unloading, but not unpacking all of the boxes from our moving truck, I did what any legitimate creeker would do.  I loaded up the wife, dog, tent and paddling gear for a journey directly to Green River Adventures where I picked my very own Green River Access Key!  
$60 entitles you access to the Shit, year-round!


And the beauty of the Green became mine.  Sunshine, big boofs, warm water, and a ridiculous number of rapids deep in the Green River Gorge.


Gone Left, without dying even!

 I know, I know.  You have read about the Green.  You have seen pictures of Sunshine and Gorilla and know they run 300 days each year.  If you haven't been here you still can't appreciate how good the Green really is.  There are still so many rapids and great boofs that people don't take the time to photograph.  The depth of the entire gorge and the thick foliage are impossible to adequately capture on film, but I'll try for a few shots.

Mmmm....sorta reminds me of California - relaxed 8 foot boof.

The Groove Tube.  Definitely one of my favorites.  First you disappear, then you fall 10 feet.

The Southeast is of course home to many of the best creekers the world has known.  I pretty much only hang out with the sickest, like Pat Keller and Toby McDermont.*
*Pat did not know I took this photo of him at Sunshine and has no idea who I am.  I did give Toby a shuttle ride once and I think he even drank one of my PBRs.  
Sunshine and clear water heading into the Factor

A smooth ride through the Hammer
One of the possible alternate lines at Hammer Factor
Looking down into the sweet sticky goodness of the Polk County Welcome Center

So there is another taste of the off season for all of you jonsin' Colorado kayakers.  Be sure to get out and get some paddling done this fall and winter!  I plan to keep assailing you with Southeastern classics, so you'll be really aching if you don't.  The Russell Fork is this upcoming weekend, Gauley after that and the Talluah Gorge following.  And those are just if it doesn't rain!

I did manage to get one photo of me in Colorado this spring.  And sure enough, it proves once and for all that I do have 3 'o's in my booof!  Furthermore, this shot also proves that if I had been able to make the Race then the Buckle would be inscribed with Huckin Duckie.
Kirk, a fellow SE boater and last year's winner, agreed that this stroke alone would have guaranteed a win.   Also note the awesome CKS stickers!


And I leave you with a great parting shot that you will have a hard time finding in Colorado....


7 comments:

Evan Stafford said...

Pics of other dudes running the shit and a weak ass bof on Lowers? If you were taking your stroke on the right side, much less getting your nose up you might have even achieved some air time there but... I digress. Your triple O is obviously way out of practice so I'll give you some slack there but seriously, this weakness does not compare to 5ft on the Poudre for 2 months. Try again next time.

Alex Clayden said...

Nice key holder for the green key. Looking forward to using it soon. In the mean time, learn how to boof, like Evan says. I think he posted some instruction on it recently, too, so all you have to do is follow sensai's advice.

oakleyses said...

coach outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet store, michael kors handbags, christian louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet online, prada handbags, kate spade outlet online, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin outlet, christian louboutin, nike air max, gucci handbags, louis vuitton handbags, michael kors outlet online, prada outlet, jordan shoes, burberry outlet online, coach outlet, ray ban sunglasses, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet online, chanel handbags, louis vuitton outlet online, red bottom shoes, louis vuitton, oakley vault, ray ban outlet, kate spade outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, nike outlet, longchamp outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, burberry outlet online, nike free, polo ralph lauren, longchamp handbags, longchamp outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, true religion, louis vuitton outlet, coach purses, coach outlet store online

oakleyses said...

timberland, true religion outlet, burberry pas cher, vans pas cher, air jordan, barbour, nike air max, michael kors canada, louis vuitton, louis vuitton uk, nike blazer pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, louis vuitton pas cher, air max, sac michael kors, lacoste pas cher, nike roshe run, guess pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, north face pas cher, tn pas cher, nike air force, nike free, longchamp pas cher, true religion jeans, north face, hollister, nike free pas cher, sac louis vuitton, lululemon outlet online, air max pas cher, new balance pas cher, hollister, oakley pas cher, nike roshe, ralph lauren pas cher, scarpe hogan, ray ban uk, chaussure louboutin, michael kors uk, ray ban pas cher, mulberry uk, longchamp, ralph lauren, hermes pas cher, converse pas cher

oakleyses said...

chi flat iron, ugg, ugg outlet, uggs on sale, asics shoes, p90x workout, vans outlet, herve leger, celine handbags, valentino shoes, replica watches, lululemon outlet, giuseppe zanotti, ugg boots, nike trainers, ferragamo shoes, jimmy choo shoes, soccer jerseys, wedding dresses, mont blanc pens, soccer shoes, mcm handbags, beats headphones, north face jackets, ugg boots clearance, reebok shoes, canada goose, abercrombie and fitch, north face jackets, instyler ionic styler, mac cosmetics, ugg soldes, nfl jerseys, ugg outlet, insanity workout, babyliss, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, birkin bag, bottega veneta, new balance outlet, canada goose outlet, longchamp, nike huarache, ghd, hollister, uggs outlet, marc jacobs outlet, nike roshe

oakleyses said...

swarovski uk, thomas sabo uk, gucci, vans, baseball bats, air max, moncler, pandora uk, pandora charms, louboutin, swarovski jewelry, replica watches, converse, juicy couture outlet, converse shoes, moncler outlet, karen millen, ugg, canada goose pas cher, canada goose, montre femme, louis vuitton canada, wedding dress, lancel, ralph lauren, parajumpers outlet, iphone 6 case, uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, hollister clothing, oakley, supra shoes, canada goose, moncler outlet, moncler, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, timberland shoes, nike air max, moncler, moncler, hollister canada, moncler, hollister, canada goose, toms outlet, ray ban, links of london uk

chenlina said...

chenlina20160419
nike sb
oakley sunglasses
running shoes
ray ban sunglasses outlet
true religion
michael kors handbags
toms shoes
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban outlet
timberland boots
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
polo ralph lauren outlet
tiffany and co
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
nike air max
michael kors outlet
tory burch outlet
nike sb shoes
true religion
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
mont blanc fountain pens
hollister
cheap jordans
coach factorty outlet
coach outlet
fitflop sandals
cheap jordan shoes
true religion outlet
christian louboutin shoes
adidas uk
cheap nfl jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 6
christian louboutin sale
oakley sunglasses
nike air max
adidas originals store
as