Chile: Pucón Classics
Chile: Pucón Classics ⟶
Dive into Pucón’s world renowned whitewater mecca! The Pucón Classics Tour is a Class III-IV trip geared toward those looking to push themselves in an unbeatably beautiful environment. Known for its clean, runnable waterfalls, there is no place better than Pucón and the surrounding Lakes District to explore some of the best creeks, river runs, and...
Making Cents Out of Buying Used Gear
Making Cents Out of Buying Used Gear ⟶
When I first got into kayaking in 2002, I made the mistake that many beginners do: I walked into a retail store and bought a brand new boat, helmet, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, and other miscellaneous accessories. All told, I spent over $1,500, and that was buying the cheapest equipment they had. Little did I know that in...
Go Kayaking Around the World Without Going Crazy
Go Kayaking Around the World Without Going Crazy ⟶
Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit...
Getting a Grip
Getting a Grip ⟶
The following post was written by friend and fellow paddler Nell Steed. She reflects honestly on what pushed her toward a breaking point of not wanting to kayak anymore, and how taking some time for herself helped her get a grip on her fears and set new precedents when moving downstream. Thank you for sharing...
ABC’s of a Kayaker’s Life in Chile
ABC’s of a Kayaker’s Life in Chile ⟶
A- is for avocados. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Sam was not overstating the pure magic that can be found in the avocados of Chile. They’re plentiful, they’re delicious, and they’re cheap… and, hence, a part of nearly every meal. B- is for boofing. The rivers here are the perfect training...