Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 51
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150

    Flatwater Paddling Stoke

    Not sure how many people care about touring kayaks but I am into it- would love to see pics from other peoplesí local areas.

    Im gonna start with Rogers Rock on Lake George

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E05B90C9-037E-41C5-A564-5DDAF406A688.jpeg 
Views:	100 
Size:	461.3 KB 
ID:	456510

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E0229944-F7CE-42EB-B617-A6553B1C8C13.jpeg 
Views:	96 
Size:	469.3 KB 
ID:	456508

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B76BA4FE-8BAF-4694-B8C8-5AE63D2ABC4F.jpeg 
Views:	64 
Size:	496.3 KB 
ID:	456509

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    18,139
    Nice, mainly doing flatwater on the sup these days.

    Here is one from an attainment on the Potomac river.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4556.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	834.9 KB 
ID:	456521
    watch out for snakes

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Thatís cool. Maybe I should have made the title ďbackyard paddling stokeĒ or something. 9/10 times Iím on the Hudson just north of the city cause thatís where I live.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Where full grown men pretend to be cowboys
    Posts
    549
    Quote Originally Posted by Brownski View Post
    Not sure how many people care about touring kayaks but I am into it- would love to see pics from other peoples’ local areas.

    Im gonna start with Rogers Rock on Lake George

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E05B90C9-037E-41C5-A564-5DDAF406A688.jpeg 
Views:	100 
Size:	461.3 KB 
ID:	456510

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E0229944-F7CE-42EB-B617-A6553B1C8C13.jpeg 
Views:	96 
Size:	469.3 KB 
ID:	456508

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B76BA4FE-8BAF-4694-B8C8-5AE63D2ABC4F.jpeg 
Views:	64 
Size:	496.3 KB 
ID:	456509
    Nice! I grew up across the lake from there on Echo Bay.

    Calling this thing a kayak is a stretch, but here's one from ice out on Hebgen last year.

    There's still 1-3' of ice on the lake at the moment and I'm only 2 weeks out of ACL surgery, but stoked to get out for some flat water paddling as soon as weather and health permit it.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_F3D52F5EB639-1.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	326.8 KB 
ID:	457784

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeAl View Post
    Nice! I grew up across the lake from there on Echo Bay.

    Calling this thing a kayak is a stretch, but here's one from ice out on Hebgen last year.

    There's still 1-3' of ice on the lake at the moment and I'm only 2 weeks out of ACL surgery, but stoked to get out for some flat water paddling as soon as weather and health permit it.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_F3D52F5EB639-1.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	326.8 KB 
ID:	457784
    That’s cool. I am not much of a fishing guy but if I was, I would definitely use a motor

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    18,139
    Put in a flat water lap today at the boat ramp and coached the GF on her ww board at the rapids. Fun morning break.
    watch out for snakes

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    DownEast
    Posts
    3,008
    Nice Sealution Brownski! I’ve paddled mine all over the Coast of Maine… Great boat!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	30C4C32B-E95C-483F-9D75-5723E13211F1.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	1.08 MB 
ID:	458623

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Quote Originally Posted by singlecross View Post
    Nice Sealution Brownski! Iíve paddled mine all over the Coast of MaineÖ Great boat!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	30C4C32B-E95C-483F-9D75-5723E13211F1.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	1.08 MB 
ID:	458623
    agreed. Some Maine islands touring is on my list but havenít made it up there yet. It works great on Lake Champlain though

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9E49750B-1CC0-4175-942E-BB049AA87F1B.jpeg 
Views:	42 
Size:	474.1 KB 
ID:	458625

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Vacationland
    Posts
    5,766
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_8336.JPG 
Views:	56 
Size:	309.8 KB 
ID:	458664


    Wonít be long now


    Sent from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    DownEast
    Posts
    3,008
    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_8336.JPG 
Views:	56 
Size:	309.8 KB 
ID:	458664


    Won’t be long now


    Sent from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
    Maroon/Yellow boat a Nordkapp or Anas Acuta? Let make time to paddle together this Summer!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Vacationland
    Posts
    5,766
    Quote Originally Posted by singlecross View Post
    Maroon/Yellow boat a Nordkapp or Anas Acuta? Let make time to paddle together this Summer!
    Yessah!

    Anas Acuta for the lady, Cetus for me.


    Sent from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    2,244
    Doing lots of Green River is one of this year's projects. Last month my wife and I floated Split Mountain to Jensen, then I took my kid out for Green River State Park to Ruby last week:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9RAcBKpVxMSU1lved21NmxkVql-wXZh01-D6-EXpcLI-2048x1416.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	443.2 KB 
ID:	459125

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	TY8KvtGWd3T9Qr8yx4vBuJAo7M7p9NiZptXglxJ_MYM-2048x1536.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	295.5 KB 
ID:	459126

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    That is very pretty, bobz. Is that an out and back or a two car operation there?

    Also, I have Sealutions on the brain again. I actually like the shorter version better than my red XL so I did a little search and Iím amazed how many are for sale around the northeast on Craigslist right now. The closest 16 footer is outside of Boston though. Not convenient but priced right. Thereís an XS in Glens Falls. It would be a very tight fit in that one but it would be so much sweeter to cartopÖ

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Lake Tiorati in the Bomb Pop

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	F00DB4B2-A5F8-4B3D-B3FA-16A84A6443D9.jpeg 
Views:	37 
Size:	696.6 KB 
ID:	459654

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3AAAEB7C-891D-468B-9CE1-2BBB5A4EB037.jpeg 
Views:	39 
Size:	304.4 KB 
ID:	459655

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    2,244
    Quote Originally Posted by Brownski View Post
    That is very pretty, bobz. Is that an out and back or a two car operation there?

    Also, I have Sealutions on the brain again. I actually like the shorter version better than my red XL so I did a little search and I’m amazed how many are for sale around the northeast on Craigslist right now. The closest 16 footer is outside of Boston though. Not convenient but priced right. There’s an XS in Glens Falls. It would be a very tight fit in that one but it would be so much sweeter to cartop…
    My wife shuttled us. But she'll have her fun; next trip we're planning to hire a shuttle.

    But first, a solo outing. I just got back from doing the Jensen to Sand Wash section of the Green, the seldom floated 87 miles of class 1 that ends at the start of Desolation Canyon. I saw a total of one other person on the river the whole way (a canoeist fishing off the banks of one of the access points). Not very exciting, but it was a nice relaxing few days. And I did 104 miles of bike riding for shuttle.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	green5.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	178.5 KB 
ID:	459716

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    That is some pretty country there. Iím scheming with my son how to do some one ways on our upstate canals this summer but I doubt the vistas will be quite as expansive as that. To whit

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	54467AAC-9EF6-4133-880A-D0CEC47DFBFF.jpeg 
Views:	33 
Size:	392.9 KB 
ID:	460253

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    More South Bay of Lake Champlain and Poultney River - on our way home from Killington last Saturday

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B493638C-2B05-429F-B3B6-326393694A4C.jpeg 
Views:	29 
Size:	337.8 KB 
ID:	460667

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	74DAD0B5-E3E7-4EA6-9B67-63AF5F3C868A.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	232.8 KB 
ID:	460668

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	67E6EEEC-50DF-4700-B373-4DCF3F1638B4.jpeg 
Views:	26 
Size:	224.3 KB 
ID:	460672

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2654555F-A8B3-439F-8EF9-CB401119B6B6.jpeg 
Views:	26 
Size:	243.4 KB 
ID:	460673

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	15C9014B-3391-46D2-8C2D-D76E1897D912.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	266.3 KB 
ID:	460669

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	90CAF56D-EB71-4303-9913-0BD4D37A18AC.jpeg 
Views:	29 
Size:	244.4 KB 
ID:	460670

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B42EA2A6-2C65-4542-B342-CB3F3F77BCC0.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	671.2 KB 
ID:	460671

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8E34EC16-74DE-4C77-9B64-F03A6F5A3572.jpeg 
Views:	25 
Size:	379.2 KB 
ID:	460674

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Lake Welch in Harriman State Park. It features a pretty big beach. The yellow thing is to keep potential algae blooms away from the swimming area. Last year, they had a bloom bad enough to close the lake for the whole season.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	611F2499-6BFC-42B8-84FD-D03F5160068B.jpeg 
Views:	19 
Size:	341.7 KB 
ID:	462250

    First dam of the day.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2447D4F0-7CB6-4DD2-BE1D-D51ED274D8C2.jpeg 
Views:	18 
Size:	341.6 KB 
ID:	462251

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B709DDD2-6BBA-4EB0-B387-F5FB17C92CEF.jpeg 
Views:	19 
Size:	530.6 KB 
ID:	462252

    There’s a road that splits the lake in two. You can paddle under it though.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	05FEDA8E-F2BF-42E3-82B7-A40D6D63252A.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	503.5 KB 
ID:	462253

    I saw an otter today. That’s pretty rare around here. Hard to get a pic of an otter with an iPhone though.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	349D3576-6CE1-42E9-835B-C094DD80C8D2.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	451.0 KB 
ID:	462254

    Lots of turtles.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D50C9699-DCA5-4C42-9BEF-1C5C4D34946C.jpeg 
Views:	19 
Size:	418.4 KB 
ID:	462261

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4CC418A2-3030-4F0B-A810-722F97363C7F.jpeg 
Views:	21 
Size:	558.7 KB 
ID:	462256

    Second dam of the day.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9B4B3CC1-5816-407B-A40F-57763FD3D11F.jpeg 
Views:	20 
Size:	623.1 KB 
ID:	462257

    The beaver pond on the other side is a foot or two higher than the lake.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	260CFB6A-AD6A-4BCA-83A1-1988A55746F9.jpeg 
Views:	24 
Size:	485.2 KB 
ID:	462258

    Then just more paddling

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4B59A434-CF74-46B5-9017-EC6312045CBC.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	307.2 KB 
ID:	462259

    There are a couple islands here and there around the lake.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	463CD1D5-E261-495C-B31B-637FEEED1169.jpeg 
Views:	25 
Size:	599.1 KB 
ID:	462260
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6E824AD4-F3A4-4F2A-8F29-FD9CAAED2C6D.jpeg 
Views:	26 
Size:	409.5 KB 
ID:	462255  

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Maine Coast
    Posts
    4,493
    Took the pup out for a paddle the other day.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2782.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	554.0 KB 
ID:	463729

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Thatís awesome. How old?

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Got a lot of paddling in this past weekend and got back out today - on the Hudson- put in from the Cold Spring, NY train station.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4051.jpeg 
Views:	60 
Size:	722.5 KB 
ID:	463905

    Somebody stuck a flag in the river. I couldnít tell what it was attached to underneath. It was high tide-ish so maybe thereís a rock there thatís accessible when the water is lower.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4055.jpeg 
Views:	51 
Size:	306.6 KB 
ID:	463906

    This tugboat impressed me. By my count they were pushing ten separate barges upriver.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4074.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	355.5 KB 
ID:	463907

    There is some cool marsh to paddle here but my timing was off. You need it to be low enough to get under the train tracks but high enough that the marsh isnít all mud. I could feel the tide trying to push me under here.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4115.jpeg 
Views:	21 
Size:	412.2 KB 
ID:	463909

    West Point is on the other side of the river from here

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4118.jpeg 
Views:	23 
Size:	377.0 KB 
ID:	463910

    I paddled out into the channel to get a little bit of wind in my face and went back north.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4128.jpeg 
Views:	19 
Size:	397.9 KB 
ID:	463911

    Didnít make it all the way but got close to Bannerman Island. I was fighting the tide at this point.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4166.jpeg 
Views:	20 
Size:	328.7 KB 
ID:	463912

    All told I did a little more than nine miles in about two and a half hours. Good workout for sure.

    The little cove north of Cold Spring is kind of a party spot in the summer. Not sure how good you can see it in these

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4196.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	391.2 KB 
ID:	463914

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4192.jpeg 
Views:	23 
Size:	372.2 KB 
ID:	463915

    One of the many floaters I saw today. Typical of high tide conditions here

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4205.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	280.7 KB 
ID:	463913

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Little further south this morning

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4257.jpeg 
Views:	23 
Size:	481.7 KB 
ID:	464525

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4297.jpeg 
Views:	23 
Size:	219.6 KB 
ID:	464526

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4323.jpeg 
Views:	25 
Size:	253.6 KB 
ID:	464527

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4343.jpeg 
Views:	26 
Size:	287.0 KB 
ID:	464528

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4349.jpeg 
Views:	27 
Size:	141.9 KB 
ID:	464529

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4354.jpeg 
Views:	29 
Size:	267.5 KB 
ID:	464530

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4358.jpeg 
Views:	28 
Size:	267.3 KB 
ID:	464531

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4381.jpeg 
Views:	31 
Size:	274.3 KB 
ID:	464532

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_4387.jpeg 
Views:	39 
Size:	596.3 KB 
ID:	464533

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Maybe I should have titled this thread ďSealution StokeĒ. North South Lake isnít much of a challenge but I spent some time practicing leaning it over in the turns. Rock solid. I really do love this boat

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_7010.jpeg 
Views:	44 
Size:	466.4 KB 
ID:	465543

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Iron Range
    Posts
    4,958
    Very cool. I live on a 254 acre lake in Minnesota and mainly SUP with the occasionally canoe paddle. I'm very touring kayak curious now though since bought an inflatable "buddy" SUP that came with a seat and double paddle. I went out sitting and really enjoyed that vibe.

    There's a Wenonah Canak for sale locally, which is a topped narrow solo canoe. Worth a shit? I don't even know where to start with the kayak market.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,150
    Quote Originally Posted by bio-smear View Post
    Very cool. I live on a 254 acre lake in Minnesota and mainly SUP with the occasionally canoe paddle. I'm very touring kayak curious now though since bought an inflatable "buddy" SUP that came with a seat and double paddle. I went out sitting and really enjoyed that vibe.

    There's a Wenonah Canak for sale locally, which is a topped narrow solo canoe. Worth a shit? I don't even know where to start with the kayak market.
    I have no experience with this 1/2 canoe 1/2 kayak boats so I canít speak to that but I would say the place to start if you want a touring kayak is Craigslist or FB marketplace. If itís just for your home Lake, the smaller kayaks would be ok but if you want something more seaworthy, youíre looking for a boat with two hatches and bulkheads. Some of them can be quite tippy so look at reviews on paddling.com before making an offer on a particular boat. It may take time but you ought to be be able to get a decent used one for $500 or less.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •