A Kayaking Blog By Dan Simenc

East Bound and Man Down

East Bound and Man Down

Sep 15, 2011

The rivers of the West dry up in the fall forcing paddlers to look elsewhere or turn to another sport. In many years I would simply trade my kayak for a mountain bike or some climbing shoes, but this year I decided to keep living the dream and drive out to the East Coast where dam releases and rainfall provide great fall whitewater. In high school I was...

Off The Middle Kings And Heading East

Off The Middle Kings And Heading East

Sep 1, 2011

California beckoned once again and I made the ten-hour drive South to Bishop California to revisit one of the most physically demanding rivers in the state. The Middle Kings drains the high peaks of the Southern Sierras and is usually the last major California river to hit a prime flow. This season’s extra thick snowpack pushed the window for this classic...