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Ben S.

Event Organizer


Pittsburgh, PA

Member since:

March 12, 2012

What kind of kayak(s) do you have, if any? Feel free to answer generally (recreational, touring, sea kayak, etc.) or specifically (color, length, make, model)

I purchased a red Dagger Axis 12 five years ago and it is everything I need. I have an Otter, recreational kayak, of about 10 foot for a loaner.

Where are your favorite places to paddle?

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.

What kind of trips are you most interested in? (Easy, relaxed, fitness-paced, adventurous, social, urban, challenging, overnight camping, ??)

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.

What other outdoor activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy camping, and relaxed hiking. On the other extreme, I enjoy flying, and sports car racing.


I have been kayaking for six 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.

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