Month: February 2016

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Sunshine


Here’s a little more from the sunrise over Fall’s Lake on Saturday. This is just around the corner from the Barton’s Creek Boat Ramp off of Six Forks Rd. On a warm sunny day this part of Falls Lake can be jammed with boats, but on a cold February morning, it is mostly just you

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Sunny Days


Good morning from near the Barton’s Creek boat ramp on Falls Lake. I was looking for a great place to see the sun rise across Falls Lake and this is a great option. A short hike to an east-facing point gets you a waterfront spot for nature’s fireworks show. ¬†More to come from this great

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Going with the Flow


The rain over the last few days have added a couple of feet to the water level of Falls Lake. As a result, the Army Corps of Engineers have raised the Neuse River. This first graph is the water level of Falls Lake. The target level is 251.5 feet. The second graph is the flow

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Lean In


With all the rain over the last few days, a release from Falls Dam is inevitable. When the Neuse River is running it becomes a playground for whitewater kayakers in the Raleigh area. A whitewater kayaker leans into his turn on the Neuse River, just below the Falls Dam. Total concentration.  

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Walk the Line


If you spend enough time wandering around Falls Lake or along the Neuse River, you are bound to run into one of these.

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Fly By


I sat huddled against the river bank, trying to let the low shrubs block some of the stiff 20-degree wind. It was’t really working. I had been slowly working my way down the Neuse River near Raleigh looking for deer. Instead, I was getting frostbite. As the sun was finally getting high enough to warm

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Into the Sun


In certain spots along the Neuse River things line up so that the sun is rising straight down the river. For winter kayaking, it is great to come around the corner and feel the warmth of the sun. The Neuse River explodes over a rock during a high-water release from Falls Dam. The sun shimmers

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It’s Go Time!


We are getting ready for the 2016 paddling season and looking for amazing people to provide epic experiences. Think the river life might be for you? Check out what we’re looking for here. Know someone that rocks? Pass this along, ’cause chances are, if they get hired, they’ll take you paddling.  

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Closer…Closer…Too Close


There is a fine line when photographing wildlife between getting close enough to get a good picture and getting too close. If you get too close, then this is the type of picture you end up getting. This duck was on the Neuse River near Raleigh.  

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Back to the “Little Guys”


This is a throwback to my previous post about not passing up the opportunity to photograph the smaller birds that are all over the Neuse River Greenway Trail and along the river. It doesn’t take a canoe or kayak to sneak up on these guys, but it does take a quick eye to get a

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