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Normalizing Fear
As the
year begins, so begins the process of normalizing fear. So many times I have
talked to mentors and discussed the ebb and flow of confidence and perception
of ability over time. They always say that kayaking is a process of building
and destroying. Yo...

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Hiking in the Spring

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Rock Creek Dam
Rock Creek Dam This is the story of one rapid: The Rock Creek Dam. Back in 2011 we had tremendous floods and the crew in Quincy went looking for high water marks. I remember looking at the Rock Creek Dam, it was spilling over the top and I wondered, “If Boo...

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The Boof Storks
A New Kayak Team. The Boof Storks had just come into existence. The kayaking team, whose creation was merely an esoteric reference moments before, quickly blossomed into a team that had a manager, a marketer, recruiter, and four loyal members. We consisted ...

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A change in perspective
Funny how a slight shift in where you stand will change the way you see things. 

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We don’t ever exactly get it right. We always
try to explain risk as a standalone trait of adventure athletes, as if it is
unique to us. Much of society is exempted because they don’t brand themselves
as “extreme athletes”, so they don’t think “Why do I do ...

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I've seen you dance
You might think that once you have kayaked with someone you trust them. Or once they have saved your life, you trust them. I say, you trust someone once you see them dance, or refuse. And that  is what the cherry creek race is all about. But there were some...

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