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Another post made me think of this question. I see a lot of frustration from newer paddlers who just haven't "gotten it". Sadly I think most of these people give up and quit. Most of them spend 2 or 3 days a month in their kayak.

So how many days do you have in your kayak this year? Be it a day at the play park or an overnighter somewhere remote. Starting from the end of March I have around 25. I just bought a drysuit so next year I expect that number to go up a little.
 

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My River Log So Far

Here's my river log so far. I live in Durango, so the playpark is on the Animas River.

Kayaking 2014

March 28 UTB 500 cfs Farkas, Cruise, Joel, Cody
March 29 UTB 500 cfs Farkas, Cruise, Joel, Cody
April 10 Baker’s 450 cfs Janney
April 11 Middle/Baker’s 700 cfs Klemas
April 11 Baker’s 600 cfs Brad, Luke
April 13 Baker’s 600 cfs Joel, Logan
April 13 Play Park 900 cfs
April 16 Play Park 600 cfs
April 19 Play Park 1200 cfs
April 20 Vallecito 1.9 Farkas, Tony, Drew Beasley
April 20 Play Park 1200 cfs
April 21 Vallecito 2.0 Drew Beasley
April 21 Play Park 1500 cfs
April 22 Play Park 2000 cfs corner pocket horrible
April 25 Play Park 1200 cfs kicked off Smelter
April 26 Vallecito 2.1 Cruise, Joel, Matt W., Dave, Rolf, Nathan
April 27 Baker’s 900 cfs Cruise, Joel, Matt W., Brad, Rolf, Cody
April 30 Baker’s 500 cfs Cody, Drew B., Jim
May 1 Baker’s 500 cfs Cody, Drew B., Jim
May 2 Baker’s 500 cfs Joel, Cody, Logan, Josh McKnight
May 3 Play Park 800 cfs
May 4 Vallecito 1.9 Farkas, Brad, Josh Mack, Sam
May 5 Vallecito 2.2 Brad
May 6 Play Park 2200 cfs Epic!
May 7 Play Park 2000 cfs
May 8 Play Park 1500 cfs
May 9 Play Park 1200 cfs
May 10 Middle/Baker’s 700 cfs Brad, Joel, Cody, Luke
May 13 Play Park 800 cfs
May 14 Play Park 800 cfs
May 15 Play Park 800 cfs
May 16 Play Park 900 cfs
May 17 Baker’s 850 cfs Brad, Cody, Luke, Karpel, Driscoll, Rogan, Rolf
May 18 Play Park 900 cfs
May 19 Play Park 1000 cfs
May 20 Play Park 3000 cfs
May 21 Play Park 2500 cfs
May 22 Play Park 2500 cfs
May 23 Vallecito 2.3 sweet Brad
May 24 Vallecito 2.3 sweet Brad, Joel, Driscoll, Cruise, Chaser
May 25 Play Park 2200 cfs
May 26 Vallecito 2.0 Rolf, Cody
May 26 Baker’s 1,550 cfs Brad, Rolf, Cody
May 27 Play Park 2400 cfs
May 28 Play Park 3500 cfs
May 29 Play Park 4100 cfs
May 30 3rd Gorge/Rockwood 4000 cfs Cruise, Russ, Josh, Robin (Russ swam, lost boat)
June 1 Play Park 4900 cfs
June 2 Play Park 4900 cfs
June 3 Play Park 4500 cfs
June 4 Play Park 4500 cfs
June 5 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 6 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 7 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 8 Play Park rodeo 2500 cfs


June 9 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Logan, Pierce
June 9 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Logan, Pierce
June 10 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Cody, Andrew, Spencer
June 10 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Cody, Andrew
June 11 Play Park 2500 cfs
June 12 Play Park 2500 cfs
June 12 Vallecito 2.1 Joel, Drew Beasley, Tony, Luke
June 14 Vallecito 2.1 Tony, Luke, Mike K., Cruise, Spencer, Pierce, Dave?, Josh
June 15 Vallecito 2.0 Solo
June 15 Vallecito 2.1 Drew Fisher, Robin, Race crew
June 16 Play Park 2200 cfs
June 17 Play Park 1900 cfs
June 18 Play Park 2000 cfs
June 19 Play Park 1600 cfs sucked
June 20 Play Park 1700 cfs
June 21 Play Park 1900 cfs Smelter sweet
June 22 Baker’s 1600 cfs Cody, Cruise, Logan, Driscoll
June 23 Play Park 1400 cfs
 

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Damn Fullmer... Getting in done! I love the Durango paradox... Playboatin or hard class V with nothing in the middle.

I'm prob nearing 40 days this year. A bit light for a normal year since I missed the spring Cali trip and work is cutting into boating time.
 

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57. Started with a New Years Eve float. 1 mid January trip, 3 in February and then it takes off...
 

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gotta be close to 40. lots of low water Boulder creek with the kid, then high water boulder creek with and without the kid. Finally getting CC while still relatively high, without the kid.

I keep threatening to keep a log, but have yet to take the initiative.

Work it Fullmer; very well played, and lots of water left.
 

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Thanks for this thread. It made me go back and log everything I've done since I did my first class back in May. I'm at 20 days paddled with only 6 days missed this month. Crazy knowing how much time I've put in to this sport already!
 

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I think the point you're making is that kayaking is not a part time hobby. I tend to agree. I've seen people who want to just get out and kayak half a dozen days a year and have a little fun on the water. Inevitably those people end up having a bad time because they haven't acquired the skills to be in control. It seems to me that's what duckies are made for.

With a new job and new kid it's been a challenge to get days this year. Fortunately the FR has had a good runoff and I've remained motivated. If I didn't miss logging any, I'm at 47 days today and hopefully 48 by tomorrow.
 

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sho sho, about 5 upper dolores sessions, couple big surs, taylor, 3-4 days of random high water ark sections, and probably 45 days on the san miguel.
would guess 55 days so far.
 

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45 days in southwest co with a high water self-support U. Animas and Ruby Anthracite through Dark Canyon today as highlights.


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Around 50 if we are counting playboating. About 35 days of floating downstream.

Also, the Professor is a role model for all of us.
 

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Here's my river log so far. I live in Durango, so the playpark is on the Animas River.

Kayaking 2014

March 28 UTB 500 cfs Farkas, Cruise, Joel, Cody
March 29 UTB 500 cfs Farkas, Cruise, Joel, Cody
April 10 Baker’s 450 cfs Janney
April 11 Middle/Baker’s 700 cfs Klemas
April 11 Baker’s 600 cfs Brad, Luke
April 13 Baker’s 600 cfs Joel, Logan
April 13 Play Park 900 cfs
April 16 Play Park 600 cfs
April 19 Play Park 1200 cfs
April 20 Vallecito 1.9 Farkas, Tony, Drew Beasley
April 20 Play Park 1200 cfs
April 21 Vallecito 2.0 Drew Beasley
April 21 Play Park 1500 cfs
April 22 Play Park 2000 cfs corner pocket horrible
April 25 Play Park 1200 cfs kicked off Smelter
April 26 Vallecito 2.1 Cruise, Joel, Matt W., Dave, Rolf, Nathan
April 27 Baker’s 900 cfs Cruise, Joel, Matt W., Brad, Rolf, Cody
April 30 Baker’s 500 cfs Cody, Drew B., Jim
May 1 Baker’s 500 cfs Cody, Drew B., Jim
May 2 Baker’s 500 cfs Joel, Cody, Logan, Josh McKnight
May 3 Play Park 800 cfs
May 4 Vallecito 1.9 Farkas, Brad, Josh Mack, Sam
May 5 Vallecito 2.2 Brad
May 6 Play Park 2200 cfs Epic!
May 7 Play Park 2000 cfs
May 8 Play Park 1500 cfs
May 9 Play Park 1200 cfs
May 10 Middle/Baker’s 700 cfs Brad, Joel, Cody, Luke
May 13 Play Park 800 cfs
May 14 Play Park 800 cfs
May 15 Play Park 800 cfs
May 16 Play Park 900 cfs
May 17 Baker’s 850 cfs Brad, Cody, Luke, Karpel, Driscoll, Rogan, Rolf
May 18 Play Park 900 cfs
May 19 Play Park 1000 cfs
May 20 Play Park 3000 cfs
May 21 Play Park 2500 cfs
May 22 Play Park 2500 cfs
May 23 Vallecito 2.3 sweet Brad
May 24 Vallecito 2.3 sweet Brad, Joel, Driscoll, Cruise, Chaser
May 25 Play Park 2200 cfs
May 26 Vallecito 2.0 Rolf, Cody
May 26 Baker’s 1,550 cfs Brad, Rolf, Cody
May 27 Play Park 2400 cfs
May 28 Play Park 3500 cfs
May 29 Play Park 4100 cfs
May 30 3rd Gorge/Rockwood 4000 cfs Cruise, Russ, Josh, Robin (Russ swam, lost boat)
June 1 Play Park 4900 cfs
June 2 Play Park 4900 cfs
June 3 Play Park 4500 cfs
June 4 Play Park 4500 cfs
June 5 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 6 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 7 Play Park 4000 cfs
June 8 Play Park rodeo 2500 cfs


June 9 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Logan, Pierce
June 9 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Logan, Pierce
June 10 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Cody, Andrew, Spencer
June 10 Vallecito 2.1 Reece, Cody, Andrew
June 11 Play Park 2500 cfs
June 12 Play Park 2500 cfs
June 12 Vallecito 2.1 Joel, Drew Beasley, Tony, Luke
June 14 Vallecito 2.1 Tony, Luke, Mike K., Cruise, Spencer, Pierce, Dave?, Josh
June 15 Vallecito 2.0 Solo
June 15 Vallecito 2.1 Drew Fisher, Robin, Race crew
June 16 Play Park 2200 cfs
June 17 Play Park 1900 cfs
June 18 Play Park 2000 cfs
June 19 Play Park 1600 cfs sucked
June 20 Play Park 1700 cfs
June 21 Play Park 1900 cfs Smelter sweet
June 22 Baker’s 1600 cfs Cody, Cruise, Logan, Driscoll
June 23 Play Park 1400 cfs
And this is why Durango has some of CO's best boaters.
 
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