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Spring Training

posted on by Janet Burnett Cowie

tl_files/zoar/images/blog/Team Z/jim/kayak 12/summer 13/kat g.jpgThis weekend was my (Katelyn Green) first experience at a Zoar Staff training. Going into it I was a little nervous and even a little intimidated because I wasn’t sure what to expect my first time.

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A long winter in VT!

posted on by Elaine Campbell

tl_files/zoar/images/blog/Team Z/elaine/winter/IMG_0245.jpgThe new year started off pretty good with a bunch of rain and we got to go kayaking for a few days.  Then winter fully kicked into gear with ridiculously cold weather and snow.  Jeff and I spent our time going to pool sessions, xc skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding.  I worked another season at Timber Creek Cross and Jeff worked his regular job and played music at a few different places in the area.  

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Staff Training At Zoar Outdoor

posted on by Ben Natusch

With spring approaching and thoughts starting to switch to paddling, it becomes time to think about the summer at Zoar Outdoor.  Every year during the last weekend in March, the majority of Zoar Outdoor’s staff returns to the area for Returning Staff Training.  Each year, this weekend is an opportunity for staff to reconnect, shake off the rust, get some time on the water and hopefully learn some new tricks and skills.

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A little STOKE for your Tuesday

posted on by Ben Natusch

With a little bit of rain recently and the snow rapidly starting to melt, spring is right around the corner and stoke levels are high.  My TV has slowly been making the transition from showing skiers and boarders ripping through big powder fields and tight gullies to paddlers dropping waterfalls, playing on classic spring big water playspots and bouncing down technical creeks.

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Creeking Equipment Part II

posted on by Ben Natusch

In my last post I reviewed some of the gear that I choose to keep me safe on the creeks and to make my day more enjoyable.  That post focused on the five essentials; boats, paddle, helmet, skirt and pfd.  In this post, I’ll look at some of the other gear that I use for rescues, to keep myself warm, and to protect my elbows from impacts.

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