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Playak News Flash - December 19, 2017
Playak News Flash - December 19, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
The Next Horizon Line Exploring the white waters of the Olympic National Park
The Next Horizon Line - One of the regions neither of us had ever been to before this trip was the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. It was finally time to go explore the lush hidden canyons filled with supposedly scary and at times unportageable whitewater that fall from the glaciated peaks high in the Olympic National Park. First on the list was the Grand Canyon of the Elwha.
Traversing Canoe expediton adventure paddlers at this most loved Symposium - Ontario
Traversing - Next year’s Kitchener Waterloo Canoe Symposium has 6 great speakers who are canoe expedition lovers and have great experiences in canoe paddling in wilderness. They are going to share their stories at the symposium. Check out these paddler personalities here and get inspired for water adventures next year.
Northwest Rafting Company Rowing the Grand Canyon
Northwest Rafting Company - Maybe you’ve heard the roar of Lava Falls echoing up the canyon or maybe you’ve just heard about it. Any trip down the Grand Canyon comes down to the climactic moment of rowing Lava. But there is plenty of time to practice before you get to Lava at Mile 179.7 and there are specific rowing techniques that are important to know for the Colorado River .
Canoe Kayak Unexpected outcomes at this year’s competitive Freestyle World Championships
Canoe Kayak - Deep in the mountains of Argentina, the best of the best descended upon the town of San Juan hoping for a chance to achieve glory at the 2017 ICF Freestyle World Championships. While big air, huge moves, electrifying rides, and record-breaking performances have become the norm at this competition, surprise upsets in the senior freestyle kayak events made these championships one to remember.
Jackson Kayak High Water at the Futaleufu
Jackson Kayak - It snowed a lot in the Andes this winter and now that means high water for the paddling season in Chile! I write from the Futaleufu.
American Rivers History on Repeat Destroying the World’s Last Great Salmon Run
American Rivers - These words were first spoken over 100 years ago. At this time, the salmon fisheries of New England were still intact and the Pacific Northwest salmon were thriving.
Kayak Angler Magazine Dee Kaminski's expert tips on catching Mullet fish
Kayak Angler Magazine - Dee Kaminski fishes Florida’s east coast for snook, trout, reds and tarpon. Her fortunes rise and fall with annual mullet migration. Kaminski’s story starts in the fall.
BC Wetcoast Chilko Lake Grizzlies - September
BC Wetcoast - A photo club friend and expert bear photographer allowed me to tag along on one of his bear trips. Although I just had time for a couple of days between all my other travels this year and the drive was long, it was totally worth it.
SUP World Mag White Water River Stand Up Paddleboarding Compilation
SUP World Mag - Yep, SUP people are awesome.
Jackson Kayak A website to show you the right forecast of the region you are set to paddle
Jackson Kayak - A successful day on the kayak depends on a long list of variables, and none is more important than weather. Weather and ocean conditions where I live vary dramatically. I northern California, it is not uncommon for wave height to increase from 5 feet to 20 feet in less than a day. In order to be prepared, I plan my trips around the forecast.
Tony Paradise The calm before the storm
Tony Paradise - December 16th and no snow on the ground but that was going to change later in the day. The forecast varied between 25 - 40 cms of snow beginning around noon. There was no wind early so there was a 3 hour window of opportunity to get out for a paddle. Brian, Cathy, Gary and Shane were game.
unsponsored Movie Monday 18 December 2017
unsponsored - Welcome to Movie Monday 18 December 2017 Unsponsored HQ. We love putting these things together each week.
Canoe Guy BC How to Varnish Your Wood-Canvas Canoe
Canoe Guy BC - A little research into traditional wood finishing methods shows that, for over a hundred years, there were three basic steps to finishing the interior of the canoe – Oil, Shellac, Varnish. 
Frogma Photos From the 38th Annual Paul Winter Winter Solstice Celebration
Frogma - Here are a few photos from the 38th Annual Paul Winter Winter Solstice Concert at the Church of St. John the Divine. My friend Mandy and I like to do something musical around the holidays; usually it's traditional carols at one of the local churches, and for at least  one year it was the singing Christmas tree at the South Street Seaport.
unsponsored Rappelling Into Beautiful Waterfalls
unsponsored - Rappelling Into Beautiful Waterfalls – A short video from a day out at the Truchas waterfalls, we had to rappel in to this set of drops which is one of the things I am most scared of. I am useless with ropes and knots and terrified of climbing.
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