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Tom M.


Richford, VT
Hometown: Rensselaer, NY

Member since:

June 10, 2012


What type of paddling are in you interested in? Calm, small waves, large waves, other

Lake Champlain is as big as I'd like to paddle. I love the nature and variety of the shore as opposed to the wide open expanses of the big lake. Lately, we've been doing the Mississquoi and Connecticut Rivers.

Please describe your kayak? Brand? Color? (This is so others can find you at put ins)

It is a Pygmy Coho 17.5' fiberglass covered wood kayak. Last year we started do segments of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail for as a way to explore a lot of different waters.

Please tell us about your paddling skill level. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Intermediate. I don't do rolls and crazy stuff. Long distance -OK. Big waves? Only if I am running with them for dry land.


I built a Pygmy Coho kayak in 1996 and have been paddling it every year since then. My favorite place to paddle and camp is in the streams and lakes of the Adirondacks.

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