Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kayaking North Catamount Reservoir

  North Catamount Reservoir is one of three reservoirs on the north slope of Pikes Peak available for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.  With gasoline engines not permitted on boats, and no boat trailers allowed, the result is a quiet, peaceful … Continue reading

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Review: Harmony Aluminum Kayak Paddles

These paddles came free with our kayak, a promotional deal from Outdoorplay.com, so were a logical first option for reviewing here!  They normally sell for ~$72 at that website, making them definitely more of an entry-level paddle, so I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Kayaking Manitou Lake

  Manitou Lake is a quiet, small lake a few miles north of Woodland Park, Colorado.  The $6 (per car) entrance fee gets you access to a poplar family hangout destination, with good family fishing, picnic areas, and hiking trails.  … Continue reading

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Transporting a tandem kayak on a Subaru WRX

Given the choice between waiting for UPS freight to deliver my kayak the following Wednesday, or driving to Colorado Springs to pick it up on a Friday and thus have a chance to go kayaking on the weekend, I of … Continue reading

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Acadia II 14.0

After much deliberation, the kayak I’ve settled on is the Acadia II 14.0 from Perception Kayaks.  Once I figured out what I wanted in a kayak, I found the list of choices surprisingly short.  Some of my specific criteria to … Continue reading

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