We’re doing a slideshow presentation at REI Boulder Friday at 6:30 pm. Photos, video, and an update on salmon farming along the Inside Passage. For more info visit http://www.rei.com/event/37431/session/47091
June 3, 2011 Update: Fri, April 22 at 6:30pm (Happy Earth Day!)
We’ll share our photos and stories from our 29 day expedition thru-hiking The Colorado Trail.
This spring, Terry Renner, custom knifemaker and owner of TR Blades in Palmetto, Florida, is releasing the Renner Neckolas, a new locking-sheath knife that can be manipulated with one hand. We will be one of the first to put this impressive new river knife to the test. We will both need to carry a knife on our PFDs that can fill safety needs as well as stand up to every day use including everything from spreading peanut butter to cutting rope or filleting a fish. Coincidentally, Terry grew up in Estes Park, so we hope to meet Terry in person one of these days!
The Renner Neckolas™ knife/sheath system is available in two models. Our kayak expedition is opting for the orange 2391, featuring a blunt tip and full Triple-Point™ serrations. This knife was made with paddling and extrication in mind, quickly cutting through cord and seat belts without tip penetration.
Thanks to the helpful, knowledgeable staff and great paddling inventory at Blue Mountain Outfitters, canoe and kayak shop of Marysville and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania! These folks allowed us to dry test some of their touring kayaks and have a great selection of some of our favorite paddling brands. If you’re ever in central Pennsylvania, check them out!
I got myself out of bed finally, ate something, felt better, and went kayaking! I got my roll last night. once again, nearly drowned. phil and i took the big 16.5 footer to the CMU pool session with the POC. after paddling 2 strokes, hitting the wall, paddling backwards two strokes, hitting a wall, Justin turned over his boat and skirt and I took to trying to roll it. i freaked out numerous times and Lou gave me his nose plugs. that was it! nose plugs are my ticket to kayaking fun! i was really proud i rolled the EZ and the touring boat. thanks for your excellent teaching, guys!
Since saying farewell to the Southern Cross and re-establishing myself in Pittsburgh, life has been interesting. The photos on this page are a glimpse of life this fall…climbing and spending time with friends from work and Captain Spam, Adopt-A-Crag 2004 at Krahlick, doing lots of cooking, paddling and paddling, teaching a backpacking class for Exkursion, and weekend after weekend at Seneca pushing limits with Apryle.