Tag: colorado river

Colorado River from Source to Sea in 3.5 Minutes

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 2011, friends Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore ventured from Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico. The adventure took them 113 days and over 1,700 miles of hiking and paddling. You might have caught tidbits of their adventure in our blog video updates from the NRS series Remains of a River which […]

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Pigs in a Tent…Well Almost

Pigs in a Tent…Well Almost

| March 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Back in January, I wrote a short article ranting about partaking in new adventure this year. Shame on me, two full months later and I had yet to do any of it, that is until just recently. I agreed to join a friend of mine on a 36 mile kayak camping trip on a stretch […]

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Les Voyageurs Sans Trace

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The year was 1938, and three French paddlers had taken it upon themselves to be the first to paddle the untamed and un-dammed rivers of the American west. They took with them on their expedition a camera to capture their adventure on 16mm color film and the footage has sat in archives for years. That was, until […]

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NRS Releases Full Length “Remains of a River” Film

| September 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

You might’ve caught occasional video updates on our blog sharing the video submissions to NRS of 2 friends who took it upon themselves to journey the entire Colorado River from its furthest inland source in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains to Mexico, a total of 1,700 miles. Since the completion of their trip, NRS has compiled […]

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A Father’s Day Paddling Adventure

A Father’s Day Paddling Adventure

| July 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

This Father’s Day my dad and I ended up having a bit of an unexpected adventure. We started with plans of my dad trying a stand up paddleboard for the first time but when I showed up the day of I found myself being talked into an overnight camping trip and a five hour paddle […]

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Highland Lakes VS Downstream Farmers — Colorado River, Texas

Highland Lakes VS Downstream Farmers — Colorado River, Texas

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Anyone who has paddled on the Colorado River below Lake Austin in the summertime knows about the frequent changes in the level and flow. Longhorn dam has historically been the last stopping point between the lake water and its trip to the Matagorda Bay system, visiting the many rice fields along the way during their […]

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Drive By Paddler

Drive By Paddler

| February 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve been making the drive to Houston to visit our store for so long now that I’ve begun to develop stories and relationships with the towns and sites I see. It’s funny the things I notice and don’t notice while I drive. I get to cross the Brazos river when I take the 290 route. […]

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A Bittersweet Kayak Fishing Adventure

A Bittersweet Kayak Fishing Adventure

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am hard pressed to remember a day of fishing that was quite so wildly unsuccessful as the day that Kristian and I spent fishing the lower Colorado. I mean we could not pull a fish out of that river to save our lives. We paddled a 14-mile stretch of the Colorado that goes from […]

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Colorado River Kayak Camping

Colorado River Kayak Camping

| November 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

I joined a local paddling group through meetup.com to get in on some group paddling action. Shortly after I joined, a meetup was posted for a 2-day/1-night kayak camping trip on the Wilbarger Paddling Trail on the Colorado River in central Texas. This would not only be my first meetup, but also my first kayak […]

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Commanding the Colorado

Commanding the Colorado

| October 31, 2010 | 4 Comments

I was trying to figure how I was going to get all of my gear into one of my sit on top kayaks. Most of the paddlers on this trip were taking canoes but I still preferred to use a kayak. Then it occurred to me that the best option would be a hybrid such as a Native Watercraft Ultimate 14 or a Wilderness Systems Commander 140. Because of their wide-open cockpit design, either would easily accommodate all of my gear while still providing an experience closer to my personal preferences.

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