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  •  3 day solo and a flash flood (8+ / 0-)

    sounds like a novel!
    ...cept without glasses. Hiking and kayaking around there sounds doubley special, and you are still kayaking.
      I would love to glide aropund Lake Powell.
          I know canoeists who took up kayaking later (like me) but few who kayaked in the early 70's.
      So you probably have more than the usual appreciation for Powell's adventures first exploring the Canyon way back then...

    Sometime I will blather on about my kayak rolling class.:>

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:20:54 PM PST

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    •  Kayak rolling...I'll remind you about that ;-) (6+ / 0-)

      Yes indeed, kayaking is more fun than canoeing, in my experience. We actually had one canoe, that had most of the gear (tents, dehydrated rations, etc) so we had to take turns in it, though as I recall I was always behind a rock somewhere when the choosing was done, hah. Kayaks are easy to paddle, light, turn on a dime. We did some repair work before we left, fiberglass cloth and epoxy, so they floated.

      Powell. What an amazing guy. One arm, for starters, can you imagine climbing like that? But most amazing is going down the river with no idea what was ahead, rapids, waterfalls, cliffs, the locals. These days we have maps and phones, it's a different feel, no matter how much exertion. We explore in a different way today. I think that's part of why we all on this blog love experiencing nature...it's not like a video where you know what's going to happen. There's always some unknown, however modest, and how cool is that.

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