How a person gets involved with something as exciting as whitewater can end up being an entertaining and interesting story. I interviewed Bruce Lessels, President of Zoar, to dive into how he got involved with the sport and how it has changed over the years.
If the fact that your Dad is your Dad isn’t enough of a reason to celebrate Father’s Day, we thought of a few more reasons to give your Pops a gift he won’t forget this year! We don’t just give a card and call it a day for our Fathers, we go all out, we give him adventure and we give him a noggin full of awesome memories he won’t soon forget.
As I expected, the annual Moosefest near Old Forge, NY was a treat. The weather was bitterly cold, and it snowed both days, which just added to the fun of the whole event. There was certainly no question as to whether it was drysuit time. Both Saturday and Sunday I bundled up under my drysuit and zipped up. The resulting cold hands and face were well worth the incredible whitewater.
As a paddler, once the spring runoff has dried up and the creeks stop running, I start looking forward to fall. Many of the dam controlled creeks in the northeast have scheduled releases in the fall and many also coincide with festivals. Every year the fall creek season kicks off with Beaverfest, a 3 day creek festival in New York. There are three sections of the Beaver all offering a little different challenge and the Raquette also releases this weekend.
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Every year, for one day, we get to one of Vermont’s hidden gems - the West River. The West River is a perfect mix of adventure and leisure - it has a little bit more adventure than the Zoar Gap and is a little mellower than the Dryway.