Category: North Carolina

  • KAYAKING COMPETITIONS ARE FUN FOR FAMILIES

    This post was originally published at: https://jacksonkayak.com/blog/2019/06/24/kayaking-competitions-fun-families/ We are not a competitive family in terms of competing with those outside our family. Competition inside the family is a different story and a great motivator to learn new skills in all areas of our lives. We first got involved with kayaking competitions when Hunter was 9. He […]

  • Wilson Creek – a little bit of California in North Carolina

    Wilson Creek, designated as a National Wild and Scenic River, is a beautiful place tucked away in central North Carolina within the Pisgah National Forest. We had a great time running this with friends in mid-October after rains brought the levels up. The run is about 2 miles long and people often do at least […]

  • Downriver racing – a great family activity!

    The below is a post we wrote for Jackson Kayak: http://jacksonkayak.com/blog/2017/11/08/downriver-racing-a-great-family-activity/ This is our first year being exposed to downriver races and we have to say… they are a great family activity! If you pick the right ones they are a family bonding experience with high fun factors. Hunter Vincent – GoPro Games We dipped our […]

  • NOCtoberfest – what a hoot!!!

    NOCtoberfest at the Nantahala Outdoor Centre is a great FREE community event held on the Saturday before Halloween. There is pumpkin carving, halloween costume contest, face painting and the culminating event – the great pumpkin chase! 385 pumpkins are loaded into three NOC rafts, each one with a number on it. The rafts are paddled […]

  • South East Downriver Race – Nantahala River

    The South East DownRiver Race is run by the Georgia Canoe Association on the 8 mile class II+ section of the Lower Nantahala River. It was our 4th downriver race of the season and the longest as well, thanks to the combination of low volume and physical distance. This is the first race we’ve entered […]