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5 Tips for Cold-Water Paddling

November 15th, 2017 No comments

Whether you love cold-water sports or dread the changing of the seasons, one way or another it is happening! Cold-water sports can be such a beauty with some light snowfall or changes to the water with dropping temperatures. With the right gear you can enjoy your favorite sport in any weather no matter the season. Here are some of our must-have items for enjoying your outdoor water activities this fall/winter.

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Tight Lines and Straight Arrows With Laurel Monaghan

November 7th, 2017 No comments

Some would call it a dream job for sure. Waking up knowing what you need to do, how to do it, and falling in love all over again for the outdoors and the sport you have grown to know so well. Laurel Monaghan is a Team Watershed member and an avid angler, travel connoisseur, & archery addict. Read more…

5 Essential First-Aid Items

November 6th, 2017 No comments

Accident preparedness. A perfect group of words seeing as you don’t plan an accident and who knows what exactly you will need or when the accident may take place. Preparing for the worst is always difficult and sometimes time-consuming, but it’s also vital and so important for any outdoor adventure – wet or dry. Read more…

French Broad Section 9: A must Paddle

October 26th, 2017 No comments

Guest post from Adam Masters of Bellyak:

Standing in the shadow of so much gnar, Section 9 of the French Broad is often overlooked as a beginners-only run. Only 45 minutes from Asheville and with a quick shuttle, Section 9 is good at almost all levels. It is a popular run for SUP, bellyak, and all other manner of river craft, due to the year round flows, beautiful scenery, and good play. The multitude of read and run rapids don’t hurt either.

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5 Protein-Rich Snacks for your Next Adventure

October 26th, 2017 No comments

Ever had hunger ruin a perfectly paddling good trip? We know the feeling. Out in the wilderness among beauty and beautiful flowing water, and all you can think about is a large greasy pizza with extra cheese. While pizza is always a good option to curb those cravings, you might opt-in for some more protein rich and carb-ready options to keep you satisfied longer. Don’t let hunger take-over your trip and try some of these options for your next get-away that fit perfectly in your drybag. Read more…