- Apr 3, 2019
Keep Your Dog Safe While Paddling
I have encountered many paddlers, both in person and through pictures they share on social media, enjoying time on the water in a canoe...
Shay De Castro
- Mar 27, 2019
My Top Five Oregon Paddling Destinations
When the sun comes out and temperatures start rising, there’s no better way to appreciate western Oregon’s beauty than to take out the...
- Jun 1, 2018
A Wilderness Gem Close to Civilization
Kayak and canoe campers might think they have to drive 25 miles or more outside of civilization to escape the jarring sounds of car...
- Apr 12, 2018
Overcoming Paddler Boredom
I confess. Some of my paddling has become rather boring. It’s not the type of paddling I’m doing; it’s where I’m paddling. I find myself...
- Apr 8, 2018
Does Flatwater Paddling Suck?
I recently read a post on one of the many Facebook paddling group sites from someone who said that flatwater paddling sucks, which...
- Mar 2, 2018
Planning Meals for Multi-Day Paddling Trips
While the information I present in this article is useful to those doing multi-day trips using canoes, I wrote this article more for...
- Oct 22, 2017
Oregon Kicks Off First Outdoor Summit
I had the opportunity on Monday, October 16, to attend the very first Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit at Oregon State University (OSU)....
- Sep 22, 2017
Paddle Safely - Your Life Depends on It
It's an early fall day; you set out in the morning; the water is calm and as smooth a sheet of glass; there's not a cloud in the sky; the...
- Aug 26, 2017
Four-Day Kayaking Expedition in the San Juan Islands - Day 2
I don't sleep well when camping, so I was up somewhat early. Day two started out with me taking a short hike in search of wildlife....
- Aug 25, 2017
Four-Day Kayaking Expedition in the San Juan Islands - Day 1
I was joined on this four-day sea kayaking expedition by my best friend, Stephanie Cowles, and trip leaders from Next Adventure in...