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Kayaking the Seventy48 Race

Kayaking the Seventy48 Race

By: Russell Henry What It’s Like to Paddle 70 miles in 11 hours in the Seventy48 Recently the inaugural Seventy48 race went down in Washington State. Created by the Race to Alaska crew, this race was solely for human-power craft only – no sailing allowed. Starting in Tacoma at 5:30 pm and ending in Port Townsend at the same time two days later the race…
Deciphering Arc’teryx

Deciphering Arc’teryx

How to read Arc’teryx terminology and what each classification means We have all been there, blindly staring into the Arc’teryx section thinking to ourselves, what is an SK or an FL and what one do I need for multi-day coastal hiking. Not an FL or SK, that much we can tell you. Find out below what all the Arcteryx terms mean so that deciphering the…
When to replace a PFD

When to replace a PFD

Do you know when you need to replace your PFD? Any time we get out on the water we have to think about safety. What is the weather doing? Have we left a float plan? How old is your personal flotation device(PFD)? These are the questions that need to be answered any time you head out for a paddle. A PFD or a lifejacket won’t…
Travelling with an inflatable SUP

Travelling with an inflatable SUP

Why travelling with an inflatable SUP is a great idea! Buying an inflatable SUP can be quite the investment. This investment is not for everyone but it does offer many benefits. Inflatable boards are easily stored and portable, perfect for saving space in tiny homes or for transporting in the back seat of a small car. Getting down to remote areas is way easier when your…
Kayak Lap Bag Essentials

Kayak Lap Bag Essentials

By: Rebecca Grim What is a kayak lap bag and why does every kayaker need one? A lap bag is a waterproof bag that contains all the essential items you may need during a day of ocean kayaking. The items may change slightly depending on the length of trip, climate, group size and location in which are paddling. The purpose of the lap bag is…
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Paddling the Inside Passage: Q & A with Going Solo Adventures

 

Over the span of two months Kelly Durst and Paul Everitt paddled from Skagway, Alaska down into Sidney, British Columbia ...