A month long kayak adventure in the eastern Sayan Mountains of Siberia. 10 kayakers...2 river systems...liters of vodka...crazy discos...border crossings...drunken Russian poachers...the list goes on :)
So you’re looking for a pair of shoes to wear kayaking? With so many options out there, from kayak specific shoes to runners to … well you get the point …it can be a little challenging to pick the right one. Especially considering shoes don’t come cheap these days. Let me explain a situation that occurred to me a few years ago that had me really thinking about my shoes.
The fall rains have kept my local gem of a run, The Middle Box to Baker's Box section of the Animas, flowing in late summer. It's an incredibly beautiful section of river that few get to see.
I had been working teaching kayaking and was keen to get out with the crew and get on something challenging. After staying a few extra days to work, I knew my time off was limited. The usual 7 days off between work stints had quickly turned to 4. It’s a beautiful world when you can get online, find your mates, and start planning something. A few emails later…I was quickly heading out of the California Salmon River drainage driving south 14hrs, to meet up with Josh Nielson, Tyler Fox, and Adrienne Kiernan. Along with Adrienne...