Another favorite toy this summer is an old wildwater kayak. It too has been a big fixer upper project. I got it cracked and fiberglass it back to life. The first weekend of use I cracked it pretty good again.
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So you took your first whitewater lesson, you were in enthralled, excited, enthused maybe even in love. And then, before you even realized, it was over. Slightly heartbroken but still determined to somehow continue your relationship with whitewater, you wished for the “e-harmony” of the paddling world (only without the creepiness of finding true love via internet).
While we were camping on the lake, my cousin celebrated her 6th birthday. Her parents got her a kayak for her birthday and she was really excited to use it. After putting on our PFDs and getting the boats down to the water, we hopped in and started paddling.
The gauge on AW was showing the Pemi around 600 cfs which is a pretty fun level for the park and play hole at the takeout. With a free day and a great level, I made plans to meet a friend at the play hole for the afternoon. Unfortunately when we arrived, the river was running at over 1000 cfs and the hole had washed out.
This was only the second time I had paddled a wildwater boat so it was definitely a learning experience. For some reason (mostly I was off line), I decided that plugging rodeo hole was the line I should take through the tooth.
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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.