Tag: kayaking

Adventure Scientists: Recruiting Volunteer Adventurers to be Citizen Scientists

Founded in 2011, Adventure Scientists has focused on a unique niche: gathering scientific data from far-flung remote areas without requiring huge expeditions or outlaying mountains of cash to train teams on how to survive these trips.

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Merced River in Yosemite National Park now open to paddlers!

The Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement was released in February 2014.  The plan covers the more than 80 miles of Merced River that is within the Yosemite National Park and El Portal Administrative Site and is to serve as the framework to protect and manage river usage over then next …

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Loss of a truly great magazine – Sea Kayaker’s last issue

I’ve only been a kayaker (kayakist? yaker?) for a decade, but one of my favorite magazines about the sport has been Sea Kayaker.  I’ve yak’d the shores from San Diego to L.A., taken a trip (alone and stupid) from Newport Beach to Catalina, and chosen my gear based on personal recommendation and from what I’ve …

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Kayaking – Whales put on show off California coast

California sea kayakers are getting up-close and personal with humpback and grey whales, Tom Stienstra reports for SFGate: The kayakers floated on a calm sea, quiet and nearly motionless – and yet were edgy at what might happen next. In the next moment, a 40-foot humpback whale rose up through the surface alongside the paddlers, its …

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