Dangerous Rapids on South Platte River 50 Miles below Denver… Where is Deer Island ?

"A thousand miles in a canoe: Or, A canoe voyage from Denver, Colorado, to Leavenworth, Kansas during the summer of 1867"

Blogging, Blogging, and It’s Time for Migration Again

It's time for a big move ... I started blogging about 4 years ago. My first blog, Wayfarer on paddling and photography, was just an addition to my static web site, Mountain Wayfarer. After a couple of years I had to move my blogging to another server under my own domain, fit2paddle.com, and at the same time the original blog split into three: Paddling with a Camera, Fitness Paddling, and Virtual Racing. It was a quite big migration. For all these years, I have been using iBlog to write post from my Mac Power Book laptop ...

3 Pictures from My Paddling Pond in Fall Colors

September, October and November with Pentax Optio W10 camera and Sisson Nucleus 100 kayak on Beaver Pond in Arapaho Ben Natural Area near Fort Collins.

Paddling Photography a Year Ago – September 2007

Just local paddling in northern Colorado with some nice sunsets, several posts on cameras and photo gear, finally, a trip to Portugal and Poland. I mentioned upgrading my Canon ESO 10D DSLR camera to ...

Bent Shaft Paddle and Outrigger Canoe

Two pictures of Surfrigger, my outrigger canoe ... It turned out to be sort of a still life study with my paddle resting on a canoe bow. It was calm without any wind, but I still had troubles to keep that long (24') and light boat still on water for photography.

Less Paddling, More Photowalking, Shooting, and Experimenting with HDR

I haven’t paddled much during last weeks due to a tendonitis in my right wrist. It means more biking, inline skating or just walking with the camera, and more HDR images.

The Last Frame during the 2008 Missouri River 340 Race

I packed my Canon EOS 40D camera with a tripod for the recent MR340 race. I launched 40 minutes before the start and paddled across the Kaw River to shoot 150 boats lining up above boat ramp, then starting, entering the Missouri and heading down the river.

Kayak and Water Photography by Jock Bradley

Jock Bradley is considered to be one of the finest kayaking photographers in the world. His images have appeared in countless magazines such as Canoe and Kayak, Paddler, Kayak Session, Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Adventure and Sports Illustrated. A few years ago he published "Torrent" - a coffee table book collection of his finest whitewater images.

Winter Dusk on the South Platte River

Dusk on the South Platte River below the Plumb Ditch Dam near Greeley. The picture was shot during a short evening paddling workout with Thunderbolt kayak starting at the Mitani-Tokuyasu State Wilderness Area (open till the end of February only) above Kersey.

There are 4 comments so far

  • Bill Ashworth
    2 years ago

    Marek – what do you know about the condition of the South Platte put-ins/take-outs and river courses traditionally used by the Joint Clubs March event? Poudre and RMCC are organizing for 2015 and looking for information

    Thanks!
    Bill Ashworth
    RMCC

  • Marek Author
    2 years ago

    I haven’t paddled the South Platte this year yet. Last year, I paddled the river around Kuner and Kersey – no significant changes in river character or access after flooding there. I haven’t seen Riverside Park in Evans after re-opening. I may have some updates in the next couple of weeks.

  • 2 years ago

    Hi Marek – Great pictures! This canoe stabilizer and platform may help if you have a tripod on your Penobscot.

    http://wingmanoutfitter.com/blog/

  • 1 year ago

    Hi Larry. I go to southwestern Wyoming where my dad lives and saretm fish with sinners and do some fly fishing. Been doing it every year since I was in third grade. Lots of water up there this year so fishing was slow but still fun. Love to pan fry smaller trout or wrap them in tin foil with some butter and garlic and put them on a grill or in the coals of a camp fire for about 30 minutes. Can’t go wrong with either method.RG

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