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Free and Open Practice

May 13, 2014 by  
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Tuesday nights are Open Practice sessions, free to anyone signed up for a package of classes with us.  We meet at Lock 6 at 6 pm to practice the skills learned in your last class and meet the LAKS community. Please register for the sessions online; they are free but we do want to know […]

Registration Issues?

April 1, 2014 by  
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We just implemented a new registration system.  If you are having any difficulty, please let us know by email or phone. I would be happy to do registration for you! Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks! Ashley McEwan 301.229.0428

Instructor Highlight – Rich Martin

March 25, 2014 by  
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Richard Martin is a Maryland native, primitive skills enthusiast, owl caretaker, archery instructor, kayak instructor, and hunter… Rich does a little bit of everything! When not on the water, Rich can be found participating in myriad activities including volunteering as a naturalist with the Howard County Conservancy. He also loves riding his bike, walking in […]

Instructor Highlight – Kenny Erskine

March 11, 2014 by  
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The River Chasers

March 7, 2014 by  
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The River Chasers, by Susan L. Taft, is a narrative history of American whitewater canoeing and kayaking. The book traces the evolution of paddling through the people, places, and events over the last sixty years. The culmination of five years of research and 130 interviews, The River Chasers covers whitewater paddling from wood/canvas canoes and […]

Instructor Highlight- Hank Durand

February 27, 2014 by  
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Pablo’s Journey to Beijing

February 27, 2014 by  
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In 2004, the international kayak authorities and coaches approached Pablo McCandless, then a US National Team Member, with the idea of competing for Chile as a way of expanding and promoting the sport in South America. With the encouragement of his Chilean-born mother, he approached the Chilean Kayak Federation and they agreed to include him […]

Instructor Highlight- Pablo McCandless

February 27, 2014 by  
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After a winter in Chile, we are happy to have Pablo McCandless back for the summer of 2015 as Senior Instructor and Trip Leader! Born in the DC area and raised part-time in Chile, Pablo McCandless got in his  first kayak at age 15 and almost immediately discovered a new passion.  He learned to paddle with LAKS […]

Alseseca Race Week

January 28, 2014 by  
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Rain, cold, water. Pro kayakers, big holes, swimming, evening video review. Mexican food! Chiliquiles! plaintains! Tortillas!Sun glorious sun. Old friends, broken spanish, new friends, broken English, French. Hiking around drops (me). Insectos. Throw bag. Filo-Bobos. Canyon walls. Blue water sparkling. Good lines, bad lines, sneak routes (me). Shrimp at the takeout. Rosters, turkeys, familiar dog […]

Tom’s Blog: Advanced Waterfalls

December 13, 2013 by  
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Leaving Monday, November 4th, Todd and I drove across the border and down to Aldea Huaxteca near Valles, San Luis Potosi.  Smooth sailing all the way! After a substantial rain that night at the camp, we run Minas Viejas,  a class IV – V section, a first time for us both. Day 1:  We pick […]

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