Colorado Springs--new kayak help
I'm brand new to the forum and I live in Colorado Springs, CO. I'm looking to get into the sport and need advice on resources on who to use locally in Colorado springs or Denver area. I've only kayaked once before years ago.
Looking to do some light kayak paddling on Prospect Lake at Memorial Park beginning soon and maybe some very light calm river running when I get more comfortable in a boat. I know I want a sit in kayak.
I know Craigslist is a resource but unsure as to Kayak make/model. I've read that an Otter Rush gets good reviews. What do you all think about it for my needs? I am 165lbs, 6' tall, 34" waist, 32-33" inseam. I would like the ability to keep things dry (i.e. lunch, camera, mp3 maybe, cell, etc).
As I'd be going solo, I would like something as light weight as possible to facilitate easy loading and storage of the boat.
Any good basic Kayak schools in Colorado Springs that you guys/gals would recommend? Any stores locally that sell used or that you recommend for new?