Spring paddling was pretty good this year. The northeast had a slow melt so the rivers were at medium levels for a couple weeks. I was able to get some good paddling in so I was pretty pleased. I also competed in the Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown a couple weeks ago and took 2nd place. Jessie Stone took 1st and Katelyn Green came in 3rd place. It was another awesome time! My brother Mark and Jeff also competed so that always makes it more fun! Check out this blog post that Katelyn posted up about the event http://www.kayaklesson.com/blog-reader/items/t-crown-blog.htm
I'm currently in NY paddling on the Black getting ready for some events in CO. I'm doing some SUP races, downriver, and freestyle. I haven't been on "tour" since 2012 so it will be fun. The RV, Brook, and Laya are ready to go! We will be leaving on May 17th after the Adirondack Paddle Fest in Old Forge, NY.
|Wave O Saurus in MA|
|Tricks at the Wave O Saurus in MA.|
|WB Deerfield action in VT|
|Freestyle during the Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown.|
Photo: Jake Gosnell
|Downriver Race during the Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown.|
|Slalom during the Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown.|
|Katelyn getting a loop during the Freestyle event.|
|Judging during the event. |
Here's a video I put together from a couple weeks in April. Paddling in New England and NY.