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Author Archives: Main Paddler

About Main Paddler

I have been paddling since my Boy Scout days in Troop 434 , Polaris District. ( San Jose , CA) For the last 5 years, I have been paddling with the Dallas Down River Club and currently act as the clubs web master. Previous roles have included newsletter editor, and Vice President. I am also the film festival chair.

River of Shit

This video made back in 2013 still speaks to us today if you care about paddling on a urban river. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUO0VpJ3Pg4&fbclid=IwAR33ydXfO09-ZHS2VpH4x1Fu6fooqYkLsy-BWEDkXcNj3pFKUrgbt0gv2oQ   Help your local water shed by bring attention to your issues with the local political process; City Hall, Town meeting, local colleges and universities, etc.

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Water Quality Check Points, State of Vermont

Planning a paddle that is just for fun does require a little bit of information.  Water quality issues include not only flow rates, but things that might be in the water as well. This site provides a good amount of informational links that paddlers should use before heading out. https://anrweb.vt.gov/DEC/IWIS/   Paddle safe, have fun, … Continue reading »

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Vermont’s Glen Lake

Glen Lake is located in between Fair Haven VT and Castleton, VT just a 1/4 mile away from the entrance to Lake Bomoseen State Park. This lake is shaped like a skinny topped anvil. The lake has large motor restriction so it’s a nice calm place to go paddling. There is a put in that … Continue reading »

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Vinabond is gone!

While a very useful product, it was discontinued because they just didn’t sell enough of it. I suppose that means it worked too well.  Looking fro a new adhesive to adhere d rings to Royalex. http://goindustrial.ca/index.php/en/resins-adhesives/vinabond   I’ll post here when I have info.    

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Smart Phones and paddling

With the smart phones burning a hole, sometimes literally, in peoples pockets now I suppose I should address their uses to plan and conduct cool paddle adventures. They can be used as cameras, video devices, compasses, first alert weather, devices, etc. Remember however, they do need protection from the element we are out to enjoy; … Continue reading »

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Moving is a process

I made a major move after nearly 18 years in Dallas, TX I relocated to a rural setting in West Central Vermont. The paddling opportunities are much different than TX. The season is different and the summer day are much longer. This will open up a whole new set of paddling new and information.   … Continue reading »

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Guest Blog Post

 http://www.clf.org/blog/guest-blog-water-water-everywhere/   Here is a blog post that I wrote for the Conservation Law Foundation on the issue of water.   Eric

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Paddling the Trinity River in Dallas TX

Texas Parks and Wildlife show with the Trinity River in Dallas   This shows us paddling the Trinity river from the Hunt Bridge with bits and pieces down toward Loop 12.      

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Where have I been?

The canoe adventures blog page has been sadly neglected over the last year or so. I have moved the base of my operation from Dallas, TX to the rural setting of Castleton, VT. Started a home remodel project  and have been spending time getting ready for a winter in a house that was lacking any … Continue reading »

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Whata trash or is that lazy customers… Whataburger needs to listen up!!!!

The family owned fast food and fast trash delivery system know as Whataburger has refused to return phone calls to find out what the problem is with their waste bins, customer service, or anything to do with how so much of their food service trash ends up in our rivers and lakes. It is time … Continue reading »

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