March 12, 2012
I just purchased a red Dagger Axis 12. I still have a very basic "Pellican", recreational kayak, of about 11 foot for loan. It has a white body and a red deck.
I have done a dozen creeks and streams in the Tri-State area. There are things I like about many of them, but really do not have a favorite. I have found Wheeling Creek, a mile from my home a lot of fun when the water is right. Buffalo Creek out of Bethany is also nice. I do lakes and rivers occasionally, but find them not nearly as enjoyable. They do not have the natural experience that streams offer.
I would be most interested in relaxed, adventurous, and possibly overnight trips. I would like the social experience, as well as learning from others. I am a photographer, and am always looking for new ideas for photographs.
I enjoy camping, and relaxed hiking. On the other extreme, I enjoy flying, and sports car racing.
I have been kayaking for four years. I have found that I enjoy paddling streams, and creeks to be most enjoyable. I am not into much white water at this time; maybe with more experience, but stage three is the most I have done so far.