Saturday, April 16, 2011

Skiing in The Canyons

This last Thursday was the first "reading day" where there was no finals or classes scheduled so that students could study. We decided to use this first one to relax a little bit and so we went skiing! It was Harry Douglass, Sarah Whittier, and Phil Gulbrandsen, and I, and we sure had a blast.

It certainly was a beautiful day to be skiing

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

All set and pumped!

well today i just got my dry-top in the mail (my blue "shirt" that i'm wearing below), and i was so excited when i put it on (to make sure it fit) that i just continued until i had on all of my gear and was sitting in my kayak

. Pretty sad when i can get excited about just sitting in my living room in kayaking gear, but whatever. (this is also a good answer to Karene's comment asking if i could fit my legs in my kayak. Yes! and very comfortably

see you on the river!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My New Kayak!

So this Wednesday i went and picked up my new Riot Astro 54 Kayak in SLC, and it makes me happy just to see it in the corner. Heres a picture of it

yeah it is pretty sweet - it is a playboat, in that it is designed to be able to do tricks. I hope to be able to do some in the not too distant future. If you want to see this boat in action, i have a link here with an awesome video with whitewater professional Steve Fisher.

the best parts to see him putting the Astro to good use are 5:16 and 6:30. (4:30 is good too, as well as 3:43)

Hope to post some pictures with me doing stuff in a river too! just gotta wait for my drytop to come in the mail so i don't freeze my butt off... :)