An aspect of wilderness trips I admire, is the simplicity. With a daily goal to go from point A to point B, a hot meal becomes a luxury and the greatest motivator. The expression of “Hanger” embodies any individual who has pushed lunch back a few hours, due to an unforeseen portage extension or weather delays. Meals are a cooperative effort, and eaten together. It is a time to reflect on a hard day, or prepare for the next challenge. Some of the best moments of my trips were at mealtime, thus I strongly believe great food can make the difference on any canoe trip.
There are many different rivers in Texas to kayak and fish, and fortunately I have been able to get on a few of these rivers. Of course, I have not covered every single river in Texas, and most of the rivers I have been on have only been for a small section of that river.
The most important tool in every kayak angler's toolbox is his paddle. The paddle is the engine of a kayak, and can either aide or hinder you while out fishing. As such, great care should be taken in choosing the right one.
You’ll likely have a paddle in your hands the entire time you’re on the water, so picking the right one is critical. A paddle that fits you and your paddling style can make the difference between a fun, rewarding experience or sore hands and shoulders.
Dale Sanders is not letting age stand in the way of his dreams. The 80 year-old from Bartlett, Tennessee, recently departed on a trip down the Mississippi River. He started in Lake Itasca and headed toward his destination, the Gulf of Mexico. If Dale completes his journey, he will be the oldest person to have ever paddled the entire Mississippi. He is not only embarking on this trip to break records, he is paddling for a cause. Dale is trying to raise awareness and funds to help fight Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, a disease which his grand-niece suffers from. He plans on completing the 2,320 mile journey in 80 days, 8 days faster than the average canoe trip down the river. Check out this interview with Dale, he truly is an inspiring person! http://www.kgns.tv/news/webexclusives/headlines/80-year-old-adventurer-…
They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, they obviously haven't used a bent shaft paddle before.