Category Archives: Paddle

Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Rafting

Tough but worth it: reflections on the Powell Forest Canoe Route

Like many outdoor enthusiasts, Michael Stone and I have a bucket list of adventures that we are slowly checking off. In the summer of 2018, we were both doing coop work terms through our respective university programs, and did not … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Kailua, Hawaiʻi

with Eva Belén Ruiz, George Hill, Haley Foladare, Kylie Schatz, and me. It was just 9 am but the sun was already baking us. It’s been just a few minutes since we started walking from Kylie’s parents’ house, when we encountered … Continue reading

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Annual Indian Arm Kayaking Trip 2018

We started the day at the Deep Cove Kayak Centre. Weather wasn’t too promising – there was considerable overcast, and a good chance of rain. As I’ve learned, this is great weather for paddling. With the help of the super-nice … Continue reading

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Urban Adventure at Sea- Paddle Canada Level 1

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 This trip like many others began with some indoor planning, however uniquely in Buchanan B302 on July 12th. That evening we learned the theory of what we would encounter in the next two days … Continue reading

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From Squamish to Vancouver: packrafting the Indian way

Getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere, early in the morning. Waving goodbye and turning around, looking ahead into the unknown. This is my favorite type of start, an omen to the best kind of adventures. This one, as … Continue reading

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Mt. Pootlass Smackdown

Where is Mt. Pootlass? Why would one go there? Why were there three rodents? A while back my son, Devlin, was given a copy of Ship’s Whistle by the cafeteria cashier while aboard one of the ferries to Vancouver. It’s … Continue reading

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The Jervis Expedition: Three weeks of kayak-accessed mountaineering

I know this is kind of a big deal to say, but I have to call it as I see it right now: I’m not convinced we can pull off the eastern half of this route. I don’t think it … Continue reading

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Indian Arm Kayaking 2016

I rolled out of bed on Saturday morning with my first thought being of the weather. I quickly go online and saw a “mixture of sun and clouds”. As good as it sounds, I know that I live in Raincouver and that … Continue reading

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Powell Forest Canoe Route: June 19-22

“What kind of trip can you do when you have hurt your knee and cannot bend it very much?” We decided that the answer to this question is a canoe trip! This answer was based on the assumption that portage … Continue reading

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Southern Rockies Whitewater Triple Crown: Daisy/Slate/East

Welcome to Crested Butte, Colorado: In spring, the snow melt makes some of the best kayaking in the world. It lasts about a month, then it’s dry. The runs here are steep and high up, cutting through slate out of … Continue reading

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