|San Francisco Bay with Bayside Adventure Sports|
I have to admit when it comes to kayaking, I could be classified more as a fanatic than just plain enthusiast. I think about paddling all the time day and night. I dream about my next trip on the river and visualize my last trip to the lake. I consider a day that I don't get out on to the water as almost a day lost.
Professional paddler and film maker Rush Sturges wrote on Facebook, "I go to sleep thinking about this river and I wake up excited to paddle it. People ask me if I ever get bored? And I never do at these levels. This is the first section of the Little White we call "Gettin Busy" at 4 feet today. It's fast, technical, and steep. But when you're in control of the flow, there's nothing better."
|On Lake Tahoe with Cole Carlson|
|Lake Natoma with Taylor Carlson|
Any day on the water on with Dan Crandall, Kim Sprague, John Weed and the rest the gang at Current Adventures Kayaking School and Trips and The River Store, is always a great day. If it was just a job to them they would have quit it a longtime ago. But, it is their passion for kayaking that flows through them like an untamed river. They are deep in experience and share their thirst of paddling with first-timers and veterans with assurance, confidence and conviction. After paddling with them, you only have one question. When can we go again?
|The Lower American River with Current Adventures.|
And only to go again and again with Erik Allen, Brian Hughes and members of Bayside Adventure Sports. God created the Earth to RIDE IT. CLIMB IT. CATCH IT. EXPLORE IT. PROTECT IT. I'm hoping for some more trips like the one to Angel Island along with many day trips to some area lakes and rivers.
But mostly I couldn't do any of kayaking without the support and encouragement from my wife Debbie. Always up for an adventure, she shares my same passion of being outside whether on the water, snow or trail.
|Lake Jenkinson with Debbie Carlson|
Like Oritz, these experiences made me who I am. So as the year comes to a close, I look forward even more adventures on the water, in the years to come and wish you all the same.
|The Lower American River with Bayside Adventure Sports|
|Eppies training on Lake Natoma|
|Kids Class with Current Adventures|
|Eppies Race Day|
|Barking Dog Rapid|
|The Rainbow Bridge|
|Lake Valley Reservoir|
|Loon Lake with Current Adveentures|
|The Shoe Tree on the Lower American River|
|Sunset on Lake Natoma|