Category Archives: Adventure

April 11

Nantahala Attainment | Pyranha 12R

Attaining upstream is about the easiest social distancing type of whitewater paddling we can do right now. No shuttle needed and no contact with others. But it’s a heck of a great physical and technical workout. Learn the attainment lines on the Nantahala River as I walk you up stream in my Pyranha Kayaks 12R […]

April 01

PODCAST: Between 2 Beards

Last week I visited the Between 2 Beards podcast, hosted by two paddle-sports industry veterans Brian Vincent and Brad Scott. In episode 8 we discuss the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the state of the whitewater industry, and touch on my fitness/work out regimen. The Beards also theorize a possible shave to show support for […]

April 04

East Coast Paddlesports Symposium

The East Coast Paddlesports Symposium was the first sea kayak symposium of 2019 and a great chance to blow off the cobwebs and the winter blues. Centered at the James Island County Park on the edge of Charleston, SC, this symposium aimed to build technical and leadership skills for sea kayakers of all abilities. The […]

January 27

DADDYS CREEK “GO FAST” DAY

Nestled on central Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, there’s an iconic little whitewater run called Daddys Creek and every year a group of dedicated volunteers runs a race thru its spectacular gorge to draw awareness to the runs splendor, do a trash pick up and have a great time. And with lifes distractions pushed to the side […]

January 20

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA – 2019

Kayaking in Antarctica continues to fascinate me. This continent is full of surprises around every corner. Enjoy a few photos from some of my personal high lights that came from this past trip, where I worked as a kayak guide for Aurora Expeditions.      

December 21

VIDEO: MILLERS RUN, SOUTH AFRICA

                       

December 16

Downwind Camp: Fish Hoek, South Africa

We’d been on the beach for just 2 minutes before the Mocke brothers started dropping nuggets of surfski knowledge on our international group of paddlers, underlining just how little I knew about the finer points of the downwind surfski padding. Over the next 2 weeks we’d be participating in their Downwind Camp at the famous […]

November 28

Race Recap: Big South Fork Dash

Kentucky hadn’t been on my race radar until recently when the Explore Kentucky Initiative started a race series across the state in some beautiful areas. That’s how I found myself at the series finale, competing in a 14 mile loop course in the Big South Fork Wilderness where Lake Cumberland backs up the Big South […]

August 06

Race Recap: Gorge Downwind Champs

The Gorge Downwind Championships has been an annual pilgrimage from its inception. It’s predecessor, the Wildside Relay, first introduced me to this downwind paradise, and I have enjoyed screaming upstream on the Columbia River in the shadow of snow capped volcanoes ever since. For 2017, the Gorge Downwind Championships would be my first “A” race […]

January 05

Antarctic Peninsula – Update #3

My Antarctic adventure has come to an end and what as adventure it’s been. Since returning to sea to cross the Drake Passage and return to the Antarctic Peninsula, the weather has been unbelievably nice. The wind has died and the sun has been high in the sky rapidly accelerating the growth of the sea […]