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Old 06-13-2012   #1
 
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Paddling with Erik Weihenmayer, blind kayaking down Shoshone.



Yesterday I ran into Erik as he is getting ready to paddle the Grand Canyon in a kayak. Amazing guy. The video is a bit rough but you get the idea. Paddlers giving him verbal directions as he navigates down the river. He made it down and caught the eddy. He did better then I did the first time I every ran shoshone!

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I have the pleasure to meet him a few times as well, it is inspiring to see the things he still commits to and succeeds at. Definitely a better line than mine as well. Wish him luck, that is awesome.
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I taught Erik to roll a kayak before his first Eco Challenge he's awesome.
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Awesome indeed!
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That was pretty awesome!!!
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I am so proud of you Eric! Its been a pleasure working with you this Spring and I am proud to call you friend!.

Thanks for posting this, Hobie! He was in Golden River Sports renting a kayak with Rob on Monday and I thought about him all day wondering how he did. Awesome, of course!
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Crazy for sure !! I've paddled with him a couple times back east at the usnwc ... He has demoed a few boats from the shop I work at...
Very nice guy ...
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Eric also paddled and rowed on a trip down the Usumacinta, with side runs on the Chocolja and Shumulja in Chiapas.Check out the 2011 B slideshow at www.SierraRios.org under Upcoming trips Usumacinta.
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