Archive for April, 2008
Come help FMST extend the Falls Lake Trail to Durham!
Wake and Durham Counties – All land agencies have approved the MST routing from Old Boyce Mill Road to Rolling View (Phase II – 6 miles). The Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) will host a work day at Falls Lake, a segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on Saturday – see above dates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day will also consist of new trail construction (natural surface – hiking only) such as clearing brush, moving logs, and picking up debris. Additional volunteers and volunteer groups are welcomed. Volunteers must RSVP to 919-868-6274 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan work projects and have enough tools. Tools needed for the day include loppers, bowsaws, and mattocks. The FMST will supply most of the tools for this event. Please wear work clothes and bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, work gloves, hiking boots, and sunscreen. Sorry no dogs allowed at our workdays for safety reasons. If you are under the age of 12, please consult us before attending workdays.
All interested should meet at the Rolling View State Recreation Area at 9:00 AM shart. To get to Rolling View take Highway 98 to Baptist Road (at Neal Middle School) and follow it to Rolling View. Look for signs on the road that say “MST Work”.
Great Outdoor Provision Co. will be providing Chick-fil-a breakfast for the workers!
Next workday – June 7, 2008 – National Trails Day
Great Outdoor Provision Co. will be offering small, informal canoe and kayak demonstrations at Lake Crabtree County Park. This is a great opportunity to try before you buy, that boat you saw in our shop in an environment that is instructional, informational, and informal. Our Thursday Afternoon Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. Though we usually bring an assortment of boats, we generally focus on bringing demo models that have been specifically requested by customers. Please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.
Contact our Cameron Village Shop @ 919.833.1741
Local artist & Wilmington customer, James Davis, is sill going strong after seven weeks on the Appalachian Trail. He’s north of Hot Springs and his “hi-ly-larus” adventure (with pics) can be followed at his web site myxolydian.com
On Saturday, May 10th, Salt Marsh Kayak Company will host the 4th Annual Wrightsville Beach Challenge sea kayak race. The race starts at our sound-side facility on Wrightsville Beach, continues ocean-front to Crystal Pier, and then returns to our sound-side facility across the street from the Blockade Runner Resort Hotel. All proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Community College boat building school.
For all race details and entry forms go to the events page of the Salt Marsh Kayak Company website.
Everyone loves the comfort and support of their Dansko Professionals, but they aren’t necessarily the best looking shoe with a pair of shorts. This Spring Dansko has brought out its Sausalito Sandal lineup and gives the Dansko Fanatic a great spring/summer option. Stop by your local Great Outdoor Provision Co. and check ‘em out!
Sissy – $114
The Sissy gives you all the comfort of the Professional in a a fun and colorful
sandal package. Available in two colors: Poppy Nubuck, Brown Pull Up
Sela – $114
Just like the Sissy, the Sela is going to give you all of the comfort and support
you expect in a Professional. Because the Sela is a slide, it is super easy to
put on and take off. Available in three colors: Lime Nubuck, Sand Nubuck, Brown Pull Up
Scott & Sara took a break from the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Main Offices to fly fish for stripers. They fished the Roanoke River near Weldon, NC last week.
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Whitewater Slalom is the second of three competitions where U.S. paddlers can earn points towards selection to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. U.S. paddlers began accumulating points at the 2007 World Championships and will conclude the selection process at the Augsburg World Cup (#3), July 5-6, 2008.
The U.S., which has secured 2008 Olympic berths in the men’s and women’s single kayak events, will be vying for slots in the men’s single and double canoe. Canada, which has 2008 Olympic Games berths wrapped-up in the men’s and women’s single kayak, will also be vying for slots in the men’s single and double canoes.
These competitions will be held simultaneously in one seamless spectator event at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. The races themselves will take place from 11am – 4pm each day, Friday April 25 – Sunday, April 27.
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We have some great events coming up for anyone interested (or experienced) in Fly Fishing. Lots of new spring fishing tackle and clothing in the shop.
Fly Fishing Demo – Wed, April 23
Wilmington Shop – 6pm
Join local fishing guide, Seth Vernon, for an evening of basic introduction to fly fishing. He will cover equipment selection (including rods, reels, clothing), what you can fish for, where you can fly fish, and will have a brief casting demonstration. The event is sponsored by Scott Fly Rods, Patagonia & Double Haul Guide Service. FREE Event!
Magnifly–What a Trout Sees – Fri, April 25
Art Show presented by local artist & painter, Brian Hester
7:00-8:30pm @ our Charlotte Shop
Clearwater Lake – Chapel Hill : Apr 26, 27, May 3
Charlotte : May 10
Wilmington : May 17