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Entries filed under 'kayaking'

    The Galapagos of North America? The Channel Islands May be Such a Place

    fileIn busy Southern California, there is—amazingly—a place where open space and remote wilderness still exist. It reminds visitors of a time when the world was simple and unadulterated. The place is Channel Islands National Park. Garrett Kababik has been guiding visitors here for 10 years. In 2009 he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with his dog, Lexi. When he's not backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, swimming, stand-up paddling or jumping from really tall cliffs into deep blue ...

    Posted by Liz Bee on April 13, 2012 2:43 PM & Tagged Hiking, REI Adventures, Travel, channel islands and kayaking | permalink | Comments

    Popular Apps for Paddlers

    filePart 4 of our smartphone apps review: This time, handy apps for kayakers, rowers and canoeists. While you may get squeamish at the idea of your smartphone flirting with water, there are a number of apps eager to enhance your water play. Fortunately, there are also waterproof cases galore to help shelter your precious sidekick. Remember, these cases may not be able to prevent every sort of gadget-over-board disaster. And even with the "smartest" phone by your side, don't rely on it for anything ...

    Posted by Francesca K on September 28, 2011 2:53 PM & Tagged Rowing, apps, canoeing, kayaking, paddling and smartphone | permalink | Comments

    The Teva Mountain Games: Something for Everyone

    fileIt was a fun and busy weekend in Vail, Colo., at the 10th Annual Teva Mountain Games. Here with a few of the many highlights is Dan Holz from the REI Denver store: Spanning 8 different sports in 23 disciplines, the Teva Mountain Games is an adventure sport unto itself. With my camera in one hand and an event schedule in the other, I was ready to take on the Games.  First on the agenda was the ITSA Bouldering World Cup. Emceed by the always outrageous Timmy O'Neill, this event is the only World ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 9, 2011 5:20 PM & Tagged Bouldering, Cycling, Running, Teva Mountain Games, dogs and kayaking | permalink | Comments

    High-Altitude Fun: Teva Mountain Games Underway in Vail, Colo.

    fileIt's an event billed as "the country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle."  It's the 10th annual Teva Mountain Games now through Sunday, June 5, in the famed Colorado ski town of Vail. Are you going? Dan Holz from the REI Denver store is covering the games for the REI Blog. The following is his preview of what to expect this weekend: The Teva Mountain Games are one of the few events that truly offer a little something for every outdoor enthusiast.  Here ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 3, 2011 6:52 PM & Tagged Bouldering, Cycling, Running, Teva Mountain Games, dogs and kayaking | permalink | Comments

    The San Juan Islands: A Kayaker's Paradise

    For many of us who live here in Washington state, we know what a gem we have in the San Juan Islands. The San Juans are located northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Easily accessible by ferry or plane, they are are a perfect getaway for a long weekend or an extended vacation, especially if you have any interest in kayaking. The San Juan archipelago has gorgeous scenery and incredible wildlife including orca whales, harbor seals, bald eagles and Dall’s porpoises. And if that wasn’t enough, ...

    Posted by Belinda G on August 3, 2010 4:09 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel, Weekend Getaways, kayaking, paddling and san juan islands | permalink | Comments

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