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1 October 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Cascade Creek


by: Mick Butler
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 • Four Florida kayak trips off the beaten path
 • Protecting Sacred Spaces
 • A man & his dog: Cross-Canada canoe journey

 • Featured Product:
Kayak Swirl T-shirt
 • Photo Runner-up
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4-place Boat Trailer

by Remackel Trailers
Top 10 Shirts - Buy 2, Get 1 Free!
Shirt Special! There's still time to take advantage of the Shirt Special. Pick up any three short sleeve or long sleeve shirts, or fleece pullovers and only pay for two. Not sure what to get? Then check out our Top 10 List to see our best T-shirt sellers. This discount also applies to clearance shirts. Get those early Christmas gifts out of the way and save some money in the process. Visit the store today!

Kayak Sculling Brace
Kayak Sculling Brace The Sculling Brace is an entry level brace used to stop your kayak from capsizing. It's different from the high brace and the low brace in that it's a continuous movement. In this video, Mike Aronoff demonstrates the stroke and explains that it's very similar to the motion used with your hands when you are treading water.

Camp Cooking with Aluminum Foil
Aluminum Foil Sometimes the simplest things reveal themselves as the most precious tools for paddlers. In this month's food column Anne L. Desjardins explains why a roll of heavy-duty aluminum foil is even more important to carry around in the camp kitchen than pots and pans.

New Product Announcement
Ride 115X MAX Angler kayak by Wilderness Systems
Ride 115X MAX Angler kayak
Enter the Ride 115X MAX Angler, featuring the FlexPod removable console for integrating and consolidating fish finder electronics, and introducing the new Phase 3® AirPro MAX high/low seating system poised to give kayak anglers the competitive advantage they need to sight fish from the seat of their boat. Fully functional in existing Ride models, the patent-pending seat has a full forward/aft trim range and a three phase High, Low and Recline positioning achievable without any clipping or loosening of straps.

Final Week of the 4-Boat Sweepstakes!
The current sweepstakes ends next week! Enter today and you'll have a chance to win one of four boats: a Prospector 16 canoe from Nova Craft Canoe, an Edge 13 kayak from Riot Kayaks, a folding Gremlin kayak from Folbot, or a Classic V10L Club kayak from Epic. The boat prizes all come packaged with other useful items such as PFDs from Onyx, boat storage racks from Sparehand Paddlesports, paddles from Sawyer Paddles, kayak/canoe sails from WindPaddle Sails, and sunglasses from Silverfish. Congratulations to Tom Szafranek of Neenah, WI who won a $20 gift certificate to the store just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Mailbag
The days are much shorter now than they were when "Our Readers Write," the quarterly letters column at In the Same Boat, last appeared, and the nights are much chillier. At least they are in Canoe Country, and no matter where you happen to live and work, it's a pretty safe bet that Canoe Country is where your heart is. And it's probably in your thoughts, too. Do you want to see what's been on your fellow paddlers' minds? A hint: They're thinking about food, from hush puppies to ginger tea. So "Let's Eat!"

Trips Directory Spotlight
Panama Canal & Chagres River
by Aventuras Panamá
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Discover Panama paddling the Chagres River, from the mountains, along the Panama Canal, and to the ocean

Kayak Photo Product Review Spotlight
Mirage Oasis tandem kayak by Hobie
The Hobie Oasis Tandem with Mirage drives is a sit-on-top kayak that is so comfortable, easy to paddle and/or pedal, stable, easy to load and unload, great to use for recreational paddling and fishing, has tons of storage space, easy to re-enter from the water. It's great for recreational cruising of calm lakes and rivers, to running somewhat faster water, as well as pushing through the surf for some ocean fishing... Rating 10 of 10 by bk
Read more reviews or get more info on the Mirage Oasis Tandem kayak.

Dirigo 120 Angler Congratulations to James Rzepecki of Belleville, MI. He won a Dirigo 120 Angler from Old Town in the recently concluded Product Review Sweepstakes!

Whirlpool EscapeKayaker barely escapes dangerous whirlpool
This first-person video shows a kayaker on the Upper Jalacingo river in Mexico as he gets his boat sucked into a vicious little whirlpool and ends up capturing his own near-death experience. Good thing help was nearby!!
Watch This Intense Video.

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