Month: October 2016

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Cool Mornings


It has taken a while, but Fall is finally creeping in. That means that in these first few cool mornings, the Neuse River will get steamy. Throw in a bright, rising sun and you get a sweet paddling experience.

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Don’t Freak Out


We never get as many comments as when we post spider pictures. It drives a deep-down reaction for a lot of people. Well, I walked face-first right through part of this spider web, so if I get it in the face, so do all of you. Just so it doesn’t deter you from coming on our trips,

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Fill ‘er up


Obviously, we’ve gotten a lot of rain lately. How much, specifically? According to WNCN’s website, anywhere from about 9 inches on the southern edge or Wake County to about 5 inches in the northern reaches. They have several gauges around Falls Lake listed between 5 and 6.5 inches. What does that do to the water

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Shadow from Above


This is a throwback from this Spring at the Robertson Millpond Preserve. In between buoys number 7 & 8 there is a secret path (think Harry Potter’s train stop number 9 3/4) that leads to a heron rookery. In the Spring the tops of the trees are full of squawking baby herons. As a kayaker,

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Ahhh, memories


I was looking through old pictures and found this one I took last October. You know what stood out to me? Was it the beautiful sunrise or hint of pink in the clouds? Nope. It was the lack of cracks all over my phone screen. This was before I dropped and shattered my phone. Oh,

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Tunnel Vision


A foggy morning can make for some dark paddling at the Robertson Millpond. Deep under century-old cypress trees, a marked trail leads paddlers through the sunken forest. There really is nothing else like it in the area. It is super cool, and if you pick a foggy morning to go, you’ll probably have the place

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