Women Outdoors

Primping for Costa Rica

I don’t think I would ever call being a kayak guide a “glamorous” job. You wear funky sometimes smelly gear; you are wet a whole bunch; sometimes you have to roll up and quickly wipe your nose; and you find yourself walking through ankle-deep…

Barbara Brown: Namesake on the Gauley

The ladies of TeamERA are always looking for new heroes. And we were recently reminded that we had one within the ranks of our International Trip Guests: Barbara Brown. While in Ecuador with us in January of 2005, talk of the Gauley River came…

What does kayaking mean to me? by Trish Parker

My paddling definitely went through a number of phases:  In the beginning of my paddling: I recognized that kayaking was not a hobby or a sport but a lifestyle I was finished playing one competitive sport and needed something new to do. I rafted…

Kayaking through Pregnancy: Maria Noakes

Is it Ok to Kayak Through Pregnancy? by Maria Noakes When the blue line shone clearly through the small window of the stick, it was a moment of roller coaster emotions. For the first time in my life I wanted to be pregnant, or did I? Thoughts…

How Long Will My Spray Skirt Fit?

by Brandy Baudrand Whoever came up with the term “morning sickness” has obviously never been pregnant. I imagine it was some doctor (male, I’d bet) who was trying to come up with a neat, dainty little name for the full blown puke fest that is…

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

by Sara Cermenaro Sometimes it takes someone else’s situation to realize yours is not so bad. There is nothing worse for a kayaker than to find out that shoulder surgery is needed. So I was not feeling my best the past week or so. But then I ran…

Rekindling The Flame, New Mexico Style!

by our own Trish The sabbatical is over! Being out of a kayak for over a year really does leave the soul and spirit parched and longing for the sound and feel of whitewater. After relocating to New Mexico, I didn’t realize how much I would miss…

Bunny Johns – 2008 Boater Chick of the Year!

Presenting Bunny Johns, Boater Chick of the Year! During the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Boater Chick Festival, I had the honor of presenting Bunny Johns with the 2008 Boater Chick Award. It could not have gone to a better person!I always tip…

Come Play With Us!

Whitewater has always been perceived as a male-dominated sport. But Endless River Adventures breaks that stereotype all over the place! ERA is a team as equally full of women as men; women who are guides, kayakers, fun and full of energy. And as…

THE SECRET MUSIC OF THE LADY

By Ken Strickland No Muse-poet grows conscious of the Muse except by experience of a woman in whom the Goddess is to some degree resident; just as no Apollonian poet can perform his proper function unless he lives under a monarchy or a…