Month: April 2014 | Kayak Power

 

 

 











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HATS with 1/2 the wind

April 28, 2014 by mike swope

Is it still as …..FUN??

 

paddle game in the wind..

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Y E S  ! ! !

Check out the newest overhead shots too..

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A big THANKS to “Party with a Photographer” for the overhead views!

Contact Mike Gibson with your next event 214 918 7663

We had our water fun thanks to the warmer water temps..

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We also had a cookie stop on a trip the was about 15min.

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the same trip from the last group with the big wind…

                       took over 45 min!

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We may have tweaked some Mentors with that long paddle too!

 

Here is what the wind actually looked like too..

 

Hats from the air….or should I say …WIND?

 

But in the end..

we found the perfect way to enjoy some

Daughter & Dad quality kayak time!

 

Who is KayakPower?

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Hats Dad   you guys ROCK!

Hats Daughters…we’ll you know….y’all ROCK IT TOO!

 

 

 

Thanks Kipp & Megan for sharing the fun with US!

LLELA Rescheduled Have a Happy Easter

April 18, 2014 by mike swope

Sadly were going to reschedule this Saturday’s

LLLEA tour

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to May….. same 3rd Saturday, same time, same river….

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We would like to wish you all a

Happy EASTER Holiday!

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And we look forward to paddling with you again soon!

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Stonebridge Tri

April 18, 2014 by mike swope

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Yup it was the b**t crack of dawn….

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Back to bed maybe….NOT!

                  we were itching to get on the water!!

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    And when we did, guess who decided to join us?

1. Lots of brave Tri athlete’s

2. lots more of mother natures wind

 

If you guessed 1 or 2…YOU’RE A WINNER!!!

 

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I know the pictures don’t look bad but check this out

the wind data for 4/13/2014 in McKinney was steady at 12

with gust at over 30…that MPH!!

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White caps with the tops being blown off…nice…..

but thanks to the hardy soul that is a tri racer and a few

good men…

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and women too…

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It turned out to be a great race for everyone!

Check out the photos below…

 

Chance of a slight breeze….

April 13, 2014 by mike swope

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     At Lake Whitney with the friendly folks from Hats!

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the focus was balance, which could be a lesson for us all!

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So we had some fun and learned to kayak …..

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Played some games and such…

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and mastered some river skills too,

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despite the water temp!

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See the slight breeze in the background..

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Check out all the fun photos and the silly videos too!

 

Paddle break…

 

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Weekend update!

April 11, 2014 by mike swope

It’s a BYOK

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bring your own kayak

to S4

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Saturday April 12th

4100 W Lawther Dr

Dallas, Texas 75214

9am to 11am

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Ground based only

This 2nd Saturday

unless you BYOK!

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Volunteers Needed, and also some

p a I d volunteers needed too!

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We looking for water support for both

swims and tri events in the N TX area.

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If you have race support experience or just a skilled and experienced kayaker or have taken our classes or training and like to get paid to paddle, please…contact us!

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Text your interest and qualifications to 214 669 1663

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wereeeeeee baaaack…….

April 10, 2014 by mike swope

 

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And it was a blast, in fact I can’t wait to go next year…

or at least the next year they have water in the river…

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83 miles of the best canyon    river run this side of the grand canyon of course

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check out river house, it was very cool and historic too…

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this was the view from the front porch looking out toward the river and across at another human shelter that was occupied  somewhere in the area of ad 900 to 1200 and its still here!

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Just FYI we take a couple of rafts and several kayaks too.

Now back to that water thing…. it seems the Indians have been working in a irrigation project for the last several years and it was launched on April 1st this year, so the farmers can now grow money crops in the desert.

In fact they plan to water some 110,000 acres for 2014

Here’s a quick review of the CFS levels that I have had in the last 3 trips…

 

2006  3300 CFS Sand Island to Clay Hills

2012    980 CFS San Island to Clay Hills

2014   507 CFS San Island to Clay Hills,

When we visit with some of the people in and around Bluff

they are very concerned that the days of rafting the San Juan are numbered, in fact some are saying unless the upper watershed has a series of record snowfall years in a row, 2014 my be the last……..that’s sad!

This area has some of the best preserved and most cherished rock art and the best way to get to see if is from the river.

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After I get the sand out of all the gear I’ll be happy to provide a complete river report including all the hikes and rapids too!

 

A big Thanks to KJ for fielding the phone when I was tripin!

 

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