August 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Debbie Timmins

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) held their second annual Adaptive Paddle and BBQ on August 12 at Cook Park as a way to show that anyone, regardless of physical or mental limitations, could paddle. Paddling is the great equalizer. Water doesn...

December 9, 2015

Canoe & Kayak magazine recently reported on the death of former CEO and co-founder of  North Face, Doug Tompkins, who died as a result of hypothermia he suffered when his kayak overturned in rough conditions while paddling a lake that borders Argentina and Chile. The r...

September 19, 2015

People with physical or mental disabilities can paddle with either minor or no adaptations. There's no better proof of this than a recent Tualatin Riverkeepers paddle trip I led for a group of people with disabilities.

A couple of participants were severely disabled, be...

November 9, 2014

Who knew the weather in November could be so beautiful and perfect for paddling, but it was when I led a group of twelve paddlers today on a trip up Beaver Creek. With full sunshine and hardly a breeze, we set out to explore Beaver Creek as far as we could legally go.


October 4, 2014

So I set out Saturday with a group of kayakers and one other canoe on the Tualatin Riverkeepers' Fall Colors Paddle. The trip was the first opportunity I had to try out the new bent blade paddle I had recently purchased. I felt the paddle helped increase my speed somew...

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