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Old 11-17-2006   #1
 
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were is the best paddlin place 2 be?

Im plannin on leavin nz to go to some place that has loads and loads of paddling. were do i go? im doing g4-5

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Old 11-17-2006   #2
 
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What time of year? How long do you have? Do you want big water or low volume creeking? Are looking at any areas in specific? Colorado? California? Canada? East Coast? Tight budget? The places you can go for good paddling are truly limitless. A little more information might help narrow things down.

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Old 11-17-2006   #3
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I would say Asheville, NC or Vancounver, BC. Pretty much year round paddling with tons of stuff within 5 hour radius. Unfortunately, the rocky mountain states don't have good year round paddling. But for Colorado, I would say that the Glenwood springs area puts you closest to the most rivers, and within a reasonable drive to just about anywhere in Colorado.
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Old 11-17-2006   #4
 
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If you plan on heading up now, the Northwest would be a good bet. Lot's of stuff currently running. The season is looking good so far.
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Old 11-17-2006   #5
 
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anywere in the world!!! steep creeks and big water totaly rock, would like a bit of both tho. difinetly a tight budget maybe 20k to get set up.im 14 now, will move at 16, 2 years


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Hmmm. You've still got some time then. If I could do it all over again, I would probably end up in either Asheville, NC, or Beachburg, Ontario (oh yeah! big water Ottowa). Colorado is awesome, too. Definately TONS of stuff to be had here. If you're going for just paddling, though, Colorado only has 9 months a year (but you do get ski season), whereas Asheville has year-round. CA also has tons of great stuff. You'd get creeking in CO, and both in NC, CA, or ON. Make sure you go somewhere that you can continue your education (you can do this at any of these places). But honestly, you'll get great paddling in no matter where you go. I can name 25 countries and 25 states that I would love to spend a couple years paddling in. And I've still got a list of 70 runs in Colorado I want to do. So many rivers, so little time .

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Old 11-18-2006   #7
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If I had it to do all over again I'd go to New Zealand. Oh wait...

Alright if not NZ then learn some Spanish and head over to South America.
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Old 11-18-2006   #8
 
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Geez' wish I had 20 grand and no responsibilities,I'd go walk about for a couple years in Latin America,guess it depends on what you like;

1]Big Water= Africa,Quebec ,Chile,Himalayas/China,Alaska/no. BC

2]Creekin=BC,Panama,Corsica,Pucon,Norway!!,Appalachi a

3]Variety /General river runnin'= U S A, Mexico,Ecuador,Costa Rica,NZ

4]Exploration= Russia, Bolivia, Guatemala/Belize /Honduras / Chiapas,China,Cuba{soon},NO. Quebec

ad nauseum

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER INTERESTS? FIND A PLACE THAT HAS BOATING AND OTHER THINGS YOU LOVE
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Old 11-18-2006   #9
 
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better addCalifornia= creekin', Idaho!= all purpose river runnin', and don't forget Colorado= play parks and creekin'.Don't wanna' get yelled at.
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Old 11-19-2006   #10
 
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great places to boat

I'd say that cali has the best quality for creeking plus great surf; but pricy. Bro you could avoid north america alltogether and head to europe. Some great boatin there for sure...the french alps and northern italy have some swweeeeet creeks. sweet azz for you.
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