Exeter, NHUSA 03833
June 10, 2013
Paddling since 2006, but some years more and some less.
XC Ski, particularly backcountry. Telemark. Trail running, although over the years, my running pace has become more like a fast hiking pace. Mountain biking, although off the bike for the foreseeable future.
Have taken a formal basic rescue class, and used the skills in a few rescues, both practice and serious, and on both the wet and the dry sides. Skills: forward stroke a bit idiosyncratic but it does the job. Sweeps and ruddering clunky but effective. Braces on a good day, but cant really depend on them. Half assed draw stroke. OK at edge turns in flat water, but tighten up in the waves. Good chart skills, some trip planning experience.
Level 2 with aspirations. I am determined to roll my kayak by the end of the summer.
Old enough to know better, but I still don't. So, let's go.