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Take Care

Don’t do this I’m in the process of fixing a paddleboard for the second time (same board, crack in a different spot). This isn’t one of the boards in our rental fleet, or even a brand that we carry or paddle. A friend owns this board, and obviously, has had trouble with it, so I’m…

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May 15, 2013

Mom says, “Clean your River.”

Post-cleanup trash haul We honored Mother Earth this Mother’s Day. Armed with bags donated from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, we took a group of paddlers, including some from the Cumberland River Compact, out on the water. After some quick instruction, we paddled at the Smith Springs Recreation Area on J. Percy Priest Lake and…

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May 12, 2013

Flood Anniversary

The General Jackson on the Cumberland River Three years ago this weekend I was glued to the TV. I had one eye on the Cumberland, which was rising, causing the Gaylord Opryland hotel to be evacuated. It later flooded. I watched the televised reports, wondering if I should evacuate my house. I packed a bag…

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May 4, 2013