Thursday, April 30, 2009

Look At These Beauties.

We Got To Do This!

Theres a whole mgazine devoted to canoe and kayak sailing?

or how about an ultralite handheld sail?

Small boat lovers will love the Dory-man.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Dangers of Canoe Camping Deficiency.

Recently my doctor prescribed either a trip to the Caribbean or the sun equal to sitting in the stern of a canoe for a week or longer.

Canoe Camping Deficiency rivals all but schizophrenia in neural imbalance disorders. Symptoms include or can lead to depression, vitamin D deficiency, heart disease, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, hypertension, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, PMS, Crohns Disease, cancer, MS and other autoimmune diseases.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists released a report in October of 2007 that stated approximately one in four patients who have chronic pain issues were also found to have experienced low levels of Canoe Camping.
According to the Canoe Camping Council, if you are someone who completely avoids the sun you will need to take approximately 4,000 units of Vitamin D per day. You would have to drink 40 glasses of milk a day or take 10 multivitamins a day to get the required amount of Canoe Camping.

Monday, April 20, 2009

the Saco Underbelly

Believe it or not, beyond the puking teens pissing from their canoes, there is still a loud quiet floating past the beaches and banks of the Saco River. When the sun begins to set on you, stretching the tops of trees across the river in shadow, the sun leaving you there in the dark with the river, there still exists a sense of timelessness.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Canoe The Glendale Narrows, L.A. River?

I remember climbing down the green rebar ladders, the ends of tree branches wrapped with old tee-shirts, doused in lighter fluid setting out to explore the tributary tunnels along Verdugo road in Glendale, kicking up water from the anemic trickle that is the LA river on a hot California summers day. Never did we think to lower boats down underneath the Glenoaks Bridge. Never did I expect to see the LA River in the May issue of Canoe and Kayak.

"A dozen intrepid Angelenos successfully navigated kayaks and canoes down the full length of the 52-mile L.A. River (from headwaters at Canoga Park to estuary in Long Beach) in a three-day exploratory expedition, demonstrating that the whole river merits a determination as a "traditional navigable water"

Just For The Love of a Creek

The plan was the Sawyer Pond "float & fish", two nights three days, in the cold of the white mountains, yanking trout from the fridgid water, smoking, drinking and melting over ourselves because of a campfire gourmet meal. Plans fail, desire doesn't.

Saturday morning I decided I needed a fix. I left my concerned and loving wife, huffed it to the white mountains, hiked a measley hike to a trail passing creek, hiked up the babble and slung my hammock, just for the love of a creek, just for the sound of moving water, not 200 feet from the trail, not 200 feet from a water source, illegal, totally illegal, and happy, furiously happy in the meat of solitude.

one good leg and a machette is all a man needs

fridge in a post hole

photos by iphone-atard

Monday, April 6, 2009

Look At The Hips on That!

photo by Bryan Harland