The 2021 version- 34 days, 24 total paddling days in TN, AR, OK, NM, CO
My first stop was a 2 day instructor clinic update/upgrade with Scott Fisher and Robin Pope on the lower Nolichucky in TN. Once again, we established I have no real form, and am a float and brace kind of guy. The most grueling part of the process was walking out onto a sharp ledge (I was suffering from plantar fascitis). Fortunately, being able to walk wasn’t a required skill for the upgrade. I always like Scott’s positive vibe and Robin was key for improving my form.
Took a break from driving and paddled a random creek in Arkansas- hurricane creek in a wildlife management area. I managed about 1.5 miles before being blocked by wood.
A couple of days on the Mulberry River, AR. It was low and we passed on the Buffalo, wanting to do the upper reaches. We boated during the week, found the ATVers in the campground (Byrd’s)to be respectful, and survived a couple of encounters with youth groups on the water.
showing off my rec boater form