A beginner’s guide to scouting rapids

How do we judge whether or not we’ll “run” a rapid? There’s some terminology to know before diving into this post. Common Features explains what I mean when I say thing like “holes”, “strainers” or “standing waves”. Rapid Classes explains the basic classification system for rapids based on difficulty. Please read these two posts before … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to scouting rapids

Lingering Longer: the benefits of staying in once place for an extended period of time

Today I'm going to be drawing attention to a less common type of traveling, but one that I think can be even more meaningful than the traditional soul-searching backpacking we all hear about constantly. I'm going to draw on experiences from my time in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada to illustrate some of the benefits of lingering … Continue reading Lingering Longer: the benefits of staying in once place for an extended period of time