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North Platte River in Colorado above Northgate Canyon

North Platte River in Colorado above Northgate Canyon

October 18, 2013 – 4:54 pm | Comments Off

North Platte River is one of my favorite paddling destinations. Usually, I paddle various flatwater river sections in Wyoming, but, recently, I scouted access points to the upper North Platte River in Colorado above Northgate Canyon.

That river section in mentioned as “Upper Valley” in Paddling …

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Alpacka Yukon Packraft on the Poudre River

April 8, 2014 – 10:12 pm |
packraft on Poudre River

Packraft on the Poudre River in Fort Collins, Colorado – February 2014

I had two paddling photo sessions with my Alpacka Yukon packraft on the Poudre River in February. Both times I started at Kingfisher Point Natural Area. There is about half mile of slow water behind the diversion dam there. My cruising speed in a packraft is about 2.5 mph. So, paddling against even a slow current provided a pretty good workout.

I added pictures of a packraft to my stock photography portfolio.

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Boat Portrait – Penobscot 16 Canoe from Old Town Canoes

March 9, 2014 – 6:21 pm | Comments Off
red canoe on Poudre River

This red Penobscot 16 from Old Town Canoes is a new addition to my paddling fleet. I got it from in Cheyenne. Right now, it is my only tandem boat, although, the Badfish SUP can accommodate two people.

This is the first boat bought as …

Confluence of Wildlife and Man – A Story from the South Platte River

February 23, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off

I was looking at paintings by Nancy Rynes, a Colorado artist. I like her texture series and, especially, the picture called “Confluence”. Two red hawks sitting on a wall covered by graffiti. For me the confluence means here the coming together of wildlife and man …

Scouting and Paddling the South Platte River after 2013 Flooding

February 17, 2014 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off
South Platte River above Kuner

I paddled the South Platte River twice this year in the upstream/downstream mode covering just a couple of miles above Kersey on January 21 and above Kuner on February 16.
The river is the same as before 2013 flooding, wide open, without any unusual obstacles. More …

Opening 2014 Paddling Season on the South Platte River

January 27, 2014 – 2:27 am | One Comment

January 21, 2014. Finally, I started my paddling season for the year 2014. I took the Sea Wind canoe to Kersey and paddled upstream to the confluence with the Poudre River and back. It was my first paddling on the South Platte after last year …

Merry Christmas for All Paddling and Photographing Friends

December 24, 2013 – 2:24 pm | Comments Off

Stand Up Paddling with Pixel, the Water Corgi

October 13, 2013 – 9:22 pm | Comments Off
Stand Up Paddling with Pixel, the Water Corgi

Pixel, the Corgi, grew up with Dax, the Newfoundland, and he believes that he is a water dog. He was my paddling companion in many trips taken in Sea Wind canoe. We paddled together all local lakes and several rivers including South and North Platte, …