Kayaking or canoeing

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    Kayaking or canoeing

    I've got a good friend in grad school in Montana who has taken up many great hobbies since moving west.

    One of which is Kayaking and it's something I would love to try.

    I was just wondering if anyone here kayaks and if so how you got started.

    I'm looking into purchasing a kayak before summer. It's a big chunk of money (to me anyway), but man do I have the itch!
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    I dont kyak but I was interested in knowing where you were planning on going If you are interested in whitewater or just any stream?

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    I am not a big Kayaking guy but I love to canoe, white water or flat water. I went on a fifty miler from Minn. through to Canada. with about twelve portages ranging from ten feet to two miles. One of the coolest things in my life! Saw a Bald eagle snatch a fish 150 yards away from me!

    I have Kayaked on the Nantihala(sp) on the Tennessee North Carolina border. It was many years ago but it was wild a little too wild for me too tell the truth, but really an experiance. The New river in West Virginia is cool too. If you are looking for a really really tame ride to start out with try the Blue river in Indiana and when I say tame it is almost flat water, really good to learn basics, but pretty boring.

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    Originally posted by bargedawg
    I dont kyak but I was interested in knowing where you were planning on going If you are interested in whitewater or just any stream?
    I've never set foot or butt in a kayak so right now it would be pretty much anything until I learned what I was doing.

    My friend has talked about selling me his old Kayak, but origionally he said I would have to come to Mt. to get it.

    That is a LONG trip.

    Really I would probably enjoy either the white water or just cruising. I would get a huge rush from the rapids. That would be great, but I would also enjoy just hopping in and cruising along with the fly rod.

    Biut I live near the Tennessee border and the water around Sevierville and along the North Carolina border are well within reach if I ever get feeling really froggy.

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    canoe
    Kayak to crowded and I like the sun beating down

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    Only kayaked a few times. Canoeing is another matter. It is one of my favoite things. A few summers ago I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Boundary Waters on the Minnesota-Canada border. I took a 5 day trip with all supplies taken in with us. It was one of the best experiences of my life. There is just something to be said about not hearing a motor for an entire week.

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    If you are into paddle sports check out www.gopaddle.com

    They provide links to every outfitter in the country.

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    i havent done either of them and i dont know if i want to. i dont think i would be very good at it

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    I once paddled a canoe through the Grand Canyon. Water is cold,cold,cold. This was in November during my young and dumb years

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