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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 …
Missouri American Water MR340 is a paddling race across the entire state of Missouri – 340 miles nonstop in less than 88 hours from Kansas City to St Charles. The 8th edition of the race took place July 23-26, 2013.
It was my 7th MR340 race, and the third one paddled self supported in Sea Wind canoe designed by Verlen Kruger. This year it took me 62:21 hours to finish – 38th place overall and 19th place in men’s solo division (142 boats), see race results. …
Dax, my Newfounland girl and amazing water dog, didn’t wake up from her afternoon nap yesterday.
She was named after Star Trek character just like our first Newfounland dog, Worf. I feel that a certain chapter in my life is closed. A lot of memories remain.
10 years ago: paddling outrigger canoe, Surfrigger, on Horsetooth and Boyd Lakes in northern Colorado, winter and summer.
Surfrigger (24′x13.5″, ~28lb) built by John Diller from Savage River Works arrived to Fort Collins in the very end of January 2003. This solo outrigger canoe designed …
8 years ago, end of March, 2005 …
Sea Wind canoe was featuring in a movie clip from paddling on the Horsetooth Reservoir in a winter scenery.
I launched from Lory State Park at North Eltuck Cove and paddled south to Orchard Cove and back. …
I am reviewing my old forgotten paddling video clips and posting them to my YouTube channel. Here is one from March of 2007. First paddling that season with Thunderbolt-X kayak on Beaver Pond in Arapaho Bend Natural Area. I was just playing in a small …
August 19, 2012. Dotsero, Colorado. Start of Annual Colorado River Race from Dotsero to Hanging Lake Parking Area in Glenwood Canyon. This race opened for all kayaks, canoes and stand up paddling boards run every year on the 3rs Sunday of August. More about this race in fitness paddling blog
I am using lightweight Zaveral paddles for my canoe paddling and racing. However, black carbon fiber is quite challenging to photograph and not really photogenic. So, over years I have gathered a small collection of wooden canoe paddles. Much more fun to photograph. Sometimes, they serve as spares, but mostly they are just photo props.
I am using single blade paddles with my Surfrigger (outrigger canoe), Kruger’s Sea Wind canoe and Spencer Xtreme (racing hybrid canoe for Texas Water Safari). I am also trying them on some of my kayaks, e.g., a recovery alternative paddling for my JKK Supernova kayak.
Here are some of paddle photos from my stock photography portfolio. These and other pictures are available for licensing as royalty free digital downloads starting with $2 or/and as prints. If you cannot find what you need in my stock portfolio I can shoot custom designs at affordable prices. Most of my pictures are also available in various stock agencies including Shutterstock, Dreamstime, BigStock, Graphic Leftovers, iStockPhoto.
Do you own an interesting kayak or canoe paddle? Handmade, perhaps? Would you like to get free pictures of your paddles? If you live or paddle nearby in northern Colorado, please let me know. Actually, old, scratched bitten paddles are great photography subjects too.
On Saturday morning (June 9, 2012) I managed to paddle 12 miles in JKK Supernova kayak. I started from the Sunrise Area south of the Soldier Dam and paddled to the South Bay. I was returning back with a strong and gusty wind and drove home just before the High Park fire plume was visible over Fort Collins. The fire started about 6 am when I was still paddling..
Pictures below were shot on Sunday evening from the Centennial Road under strong wind conditions Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with24-105mm lens on a tripod.
Related posts on paddling the Horsetooth Reservoir:
Early Morning Paddling on the Horsetooth Reservoir
Springtime Paddling on the Horsetooth Reservoir
Paddling Horsetooth Reservoir in Winter Scenery
Thanksgiving Day Paddling on Horsetooth Reservoir
160 Lakes and Reservoirs of Colorado
After recent 4 days of paddling in Canyonlands I took a longer to return back to Colorado.
I spent one day exploring with camera rock art in Nine Mile Canyon in northeastern Utah. Then, I took tour on Flaming Gorge Dam and drove down the Green River through Browns Park to Colorado. The Green River is really very green and clear below the dam. I hope to return back to this section of the river with a kayak or, maybe, a packraft.
I added these three pictures to my stock photography portfolio together with a few others from our paddling down the Green River from the town of the same name to the confluence and up the Colorado River to Potash near Moab.