Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sad News

Kaelan Paton, one of the new generation of Housatonic River paddlers, has disappeared while trying to rescue his friend from high water on the Rattlesnake Section in Falls Village.
http://www.wfsb.com/news/19776818/detail.html
This is a shocking and tragic happening for the area.
Information as it comes out will be posted on NPMB.com

R.I.P. Kaelan
http://www.npmb.com/cms2/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?122503

Scudder's in NJ



David Millrod send me this photo of himself looping his Fish at Scudder's.
This spot has always been pretty good. But a couple of years ago, during a super low water summer, a bunch of the local paddlers got in there and moved the rocks around. What they created was a more reliable spot that gives up the big tricks.

It has gone from a good spot, to an excellent playground for freestyle boating.
So, if you are ever travelling through the mid-atlantic area, bouncing between DC and New York for work or something, it's worth keeping your playboat on your car.
Make a quick stop just north of Trenton, NJ and join the summer fun on the Delaware.

Most of the photos on the American Whitewater site are a bit older, but it will give an idea of the location, and has an excellent run down of the different spots that come in at different levels.
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2920/

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Clarke Outdoors has new Dragorossi boats

http://www.clarkeoutdoors.com/retail.htm



They currently have inventory of the
Mad Boy for $879
Reactionfor $879
SL 350 plastic slalom boat for $749

give them a call to schedule a demo
and see if you find yourself interested in getting one of these exciting new boats