Posts Tagged 'kayak'

oodles of canoes & kayaks

one-square-mile-of-hope-1902-kayaks-and-canoes-aerial-from-above-inlet-new-york-guiness-world-record

photograph by Nancy Battaglia for National Geographic.

the picture set the Guinness World Record for Largest raft of canoes & kayaks.  it was an event set up called “One Square Mile of Hope” to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer.  the official count was 1,902 canoes and kayaks.

walk on water [kayaking video]

this is amazing – the story of a man, Greg Mallory, who lost the use of his legs due to a skiing accident, and he found extreme whitewater kayaking as a sport that he could get involved in, and not be hampered (too much) by the loss of use from his legs.  it’s great to see how other kayakers help Greg get to some of the difficult put-ins to start their kayak runs.

as usual, load it up in HD and watch full screen.

Greg is now on a 1-year kayaking trip in Patagonia – read more about it at http://www.southerntiptrip.com/

HT: Canoe & Kayak

of souls + water: the shapeshifter [video]

another awesome extreme kayaking video.

load it up in HD and watch full screen – it’s wild.

HT: @CanoeKayakMag

Huron River Cleanup Day

this Saturday, April 14th, is a volunteer clean up day at the Huron River in Ann Arbor.

time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
meet at the Gallup Canoe Livery.
Canoes and trash bags will be provided at no cost.
call to pre-register 734-794-6240.
for more information visit here.

along that same stretch of river, the City of Ann Arbor is finalizing the construction of the new Argo Cascades – they have a nice photo/video collection to show it off.  it looks like it is going to be pretty awesome.  the river clean-up day will help other stretches of the river look great as well.

The City of Ann Arbor is close to completing the construction of the $1.17 million canoe and kayak bypass channel in the Argo millrace. For the first time since 1830 when the channel was built to power mills this section of river will be free-flowing with the portage removed. The channel has been transformed into a series of nine drops and pools for people in tubes, rafts, canoes and kayaks to enjoy. Recently staff tested the drops and final modifications are expected to take place before May.

extreme whitewater kayaking [video]

this one is for bonnie: I thought your cold-weather kayaking in the winters of New York was pretty extreme, but this takes it to a whole ‘notha level.  it is a trailer for a new movie called “Frontier” by River-Roots.com.

take the time to load it up in HD, and watch in full-screen mode.

HT: my friend Ron, who sent me a link to gadling.com


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