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 […]
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 […]
This year Pablo McCandless joins the Liquid Adventures staff of instructors to teach and lead our kayak events. 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 owner, Tom McEwan, his […]
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 […]
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 […]
Any denomination or for any of our classes and programs. This makes a great stocking stuffer. Share your love of the outdoors this year!
August 3-10, 2013: (video of trip by Will Harris) An Advanced Canada Trip never quite turns out according to plans. This year, two weeks before departure, we had seven participants and a set itinerary. By the time we were all seated in the van and pointing Northward, we were down to four participants due to […]
Todd Henry has been paddling white water since 1999. He began kayak instructing 2005 at Western Carolina University. He has been a LAKS instructor since 2012. Todd has spent most of his adult life chasing precipitation, whether for kayaking or snowsports. He has lived in Colorado, the Carolinas, Georgia, and West Virginia to this end. […]