Month: August 2012

Oliver All Over: Running the Rapids

By Ellen Oliver
Helmet? Check. PFD, paddle, stubby little boat? Got them. To navigate the Class I-III rapids of the Deerfield River, you need those items, plus a snug spray skirt to keep the water out of the whitewater kayak while it secures you inside. A daunting thought when I realized that if I needed to get out of the kayak fast, I was most likely underwater.

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