Whitewater Resources for New Paddlers

Following a successful beginner class this past weekend (9 students - all accounted for, no severed limbs), I wanted to share some resources: KCCNY links, other clubs, message boards, stores, and instruction opportunities. Hope these are helpful, and feel free to comment with questions and additions! KCCNY KCCNY Website: The main KCCNY website. Upcoming club …

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The Rhododendron Roll – River Bank clutter, a Safety Consideration

Following the latest Duck Boat tragedy, I thought about the end of a recent boat chase and the potential entrapment in strainers. Between a group of us, a swamped kayak was bullied to shore, in amongst Rhodendron shrubs clogging the bank. This location appeared reasonable to us to get the boat and paddle onto a …

Paddling Resources

This is mainly geared toward new paddlers, but I thought it might be useful to others... KCCNY, you already know about. Use the forum to organize trips, buy/sell gear, ask questions, post anything paddling related. If you haven't already, please become a member so we can keep having beginner weekends, pool sessions in the winter, …

Into the Deluge

A couple of years ago, a mirco-cell thunderstorm stalled over the town of Florida, Ma. and nearby areas. The news service reported that over 7 inches of rain fell in the two hour duration of the storm. I chose that day to invite my Uncle on a paddle trip down Fifebrook. A year later I …

Beaverfest 2014

This account of the Beaverfest was written and paddled by Mark Hrubant Friday August 29th, noon… I call the caretaker at Soft Maple campground & ask if he will hold a site for me as I am driving up from Bingo. While enroute to Croghan I learned there will be six of us camping for the …

Boston Marathon

Laura and I thank all of you for kind words and expressions of support following the tragic events at the Boston Marathon this year.  I wanted to share with you my post on the Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of the bombings: I was runner bib number 20859, one …

Esopus Creek – Preserving Cold Water for Whitewater and Angler Recreation

It's the time of year we look forward to being out on the river to renew and recharge after a challenging week; I've never contemplated the content of an email while navigating a rapid. I've enjoyed the Esopus Creek and what the town of Phoenicia offers since 1978; it's just good for my soul. But …