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Empowerement Through Paddlesports by Rosie Dauth

First of all, I am totally flattered and also feel empowered by Anna asking me to write for her blog. But that’s not where the empowerment started. It was that moment we were sitting in a circle of 20 women …

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Green Race Report 2008

The Green Race is the big fall event here in Asheville and one of the biggest and most challenging extreme races in the world. This year the low water flow added to the difficulty and excitement. Usually the dam operators …

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Anna’s Flatwater Drills for Improving your Whitewater Kayaking Technique

Many of my students have asked me for a hand-out for reviewing the flatwater drills and warm-ups that I cover the first day of my workshops – at all levels. So, I decided to put it together and post it …

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Whitewater Goddess Weekend

The first ever Whitewater Goddess Weekend was held at the Nantahala Outdoor Center October 10th-12th. My vision for the weekend was to use whitewater kayaking as a vehicle to help women transform their lives in some way by facing fears …

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The Basics on How to Read Whitewater

The power of water can be intimidating, especially fast moving whitewater. Humans tend to fear what we don’t understand and when we first come to a swiftly flowing river it appears chaotic and scary because we don’t yet understand the …

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Nanty Fest/GAF Weekend

Right after Gauley Fest a lot of people headed down to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for their annual Guest Appreciation Festival — now being referred to as Nanty Fest.  It’s a huge sale of all of NOC’s gear from kayaks, …

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Ladies on the Lower G and Gauley Fest

The Gauley River is one of my favorite rivers. It’s got everything — scenery, great rapids and fun playspots. I look forward to Gauley season every year as it gives me an opportunity to visit with friends who live up …

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Grand Canyon Trip Report and Photos

As I was getting ready for my second Grand Canyon river trip, I admit that I wasn’t that excited about it. I didn’t actually admit those feelings to anybody except my husband Andrew. I knew that people would not be …

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Glitches!

Hey Everyone, I just got off the Grand Canyon and I can’t wait to share some photos and stories with you! It was an amazing trip. While I was gone I had my website switched to a new server and …

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Women's Whitewater Festival at Bearpaw

I was so happy when Jamee and Scott contacted me about Women’s Whitewater Festival at the Bearpaw for this year. For those of you who don’t know, a tornado tore through Bearpaw last year and they closed their operations while …

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