Salida Playpark

If you are near Salida, Colorado, this looks like fun!

Salida River Park

The Salida Playpark on the Arkansas Riverconsists of two waves/holes depending on water levels. The Arkansa River has a good size drainage and is dam controled. It can flow as high as 6,000 cfs. For water levels, you can click here. Depending on flow, these waves can be world class.

At low to medium flows the upper hole is more of a poor-over and the lower holes is awesome. The lower hole is great for beginners to expert boaters. The hole is great for loops and is backed up by a bunch of flat water for recovery. At the lower flows, there is even a sand beach for those paddlers that may have kids or just like the feel of sand on bare feet. With views of Mt. Princeton in the background, a town park, this playpark is fun!

At high water, around 1,500 cfs and up, the lower hole washes out and the upper hole can be hard to stay in. If you can, it might be the best ride you every had. At high water you may also get washed down below the return eddy and have to walk back up. This can be frustrating after a while. The wave is best for flat spins and surfing. Swapping ends and sticking the wave is tuff.

400 Year Old Canoe Surfaces in Florida after Hurricane Irma

Radiocarbon dating of a canoe found in Florida after Hurricane Irma dates it to the 1600s. Cool find.

Alone in the Wild

Join Joe Robinet on his Spring 5-Day Solo Canoe trip in Canada.

Stick around his channel for some great bushcraft tips, camping expeditions and gear reviews. He typically posts a new video on Friday afternoons.

Building a Dugout Canoe By Hand

There might not be anything more satisfying than building something with your own hands and then standing back and marveling at your work.

In this video, woodworker Richard (Rihards Vidzickis), builds his own dugout canoe by hand. Enjoy.

Vintage Canoeing Postcard

vintage canoe postcardVintage Canoeing postcard. Found and available for sale on Etsy.