The Merced River is a Wild and Scenic River that flows through and out of Yosemite National Park. The Wild and Scenic legal designation protects this gem of natural beauty. However, that categorization is under attack with the goal of erecting a dam, thereby flooding a portion of the river. A bill to do just that has already passed in the House of Representatives.
If you are interested in keeping the Merced River natural and without obstructions, here is a petition to urging President Obama not to sign this legislation should it come to his desk for passage.
Can you believe it's almost June?! I sure can't. It seems that the winter just drags on and then spring comes along and offers some relief from the cold for the majority of the country. But then summer hits like a ton of bricks. Its hot and humid and you just want to get out into the water.
This is where kayaking, canoeing, and SUPing come into play. Sure, die-hard paddlers will find a way to be on the water year-round. But for the majority of the recreational paddlers out there, they'll just now be getting digging their boats from under a pile in the shed.
Whether you're a 12 month paddler or a fare-weather boater, be sure to make the most of these next 3 months of absolutely gorgeous kayaking, canoeing, and SUPing.
The Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida is know for an abundance of reasons. One of its most overlooked accolades is that it quietly boasts the only Class III rapid in the State of Florida. For those who know about the elusive Big Shoals rapid, it is a treat to actually see this rapid as the water level must be just right. It is even rarer to run it in a kayak, canoe, or raft.
I've spent a lot of time in recent posts sharing about the Peace River in Florida. I decided to put together a guide to all of the articles and photos. Here, for your reading pleasure is the Paddler's Guide to the Peace River. Enjoy!