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The Evolution of Kayaking, With Bruce Lessels

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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.

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Five Glorious Reasons to Adventure with Dad

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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.

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Routine Energy

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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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Single Paddler Seeking River Friends

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Single paddler searching for friendly, fun, and responsible paddling friends?

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).

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Paddling the Fife and a Visit from Tyler

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The community at Zoar has always been one of my favorite parts of working there.  While Zoar staff members often move on and take jobs in other parts of the country, it is always great to reconnect when they come back to visit.  After finding out that Tyler, a long time raft guide and instructor, would be back in the area for a weekend I made plans to head out to the Deerfield to catch up and do some paddling. 

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