Thanks to Hobie
Went to Dagger's Paddle with the Pro's both in Salida and today at the Lawson Hole, for me it was a very entertaining and educational. It might have taken me till next season to go to Lawson...
This to me is what Kayaking should be all about, several very good boaters and the people from the local shops getting together to share their knowlage and experience, in a laid back fun filled enviroment with out the time limits of a class, geared to all levels of boaters and giving us a place to meet other boaters.
As a new boater going to places like Golden can be intimadating seeing all the good players that know each other (do I paddle and get in the way) its kind of like paddling out to a new surfing lineup but at least kayakers are friendly...
It was also a great experience to be able to watch the rescue training that was going on along with the event, I personaly think this should be included at each of the PWTP event. It made me even more aware of the need for all boaters to be self-rescue trained, I was suprised at the number of the people that had never swam a rapid before.
Thanks Hobie and to Cory and Brad and all the other Dagger paddlers that made these events possiable and the shops that brought these events. A tip of the hat to Don and Mark for all the motavation too.
Don't do anything, just stand there.