There was a time, not so long ago, when I believed winter kayaking was only for those who were tinfoil-hat crazy.
The idea of splashing through an ice-cold mountain stream in January seemed the height of lunacy and a foolproof way to develop hypothermia.
But then I tried it.
That first season was among the most enjoyable of my life. The ability to paddle tiny creeks that rise during winter, through forests dripping with moss and below polished black canyon walls, adds a new element of adventure to a sport most people enjoy only on hot summer days.
“The reason we go winter kayaking is because the really interesting rivers, the really beautiful...Read More