Call 1-877-7-CAMP-NC or select a park at www.ncparks.gov. Online and call center reservations can ONLY be made for July 15 and thereafter.
Visitors can continue to make reservations for week-long stays and Falls, Jordan and Kerr lakes for arrival dates of July 14 and earlier by calling or visiting the park. Reservations also can be made for picnic shelters and community buildings at most parks for arrival dates of July 14 and earlier by calling or visiting the park.
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1-inch wide hook/loop front closure
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Having kayaked Landsford Canal State Park, SC earlier this week, I decided to invite some more folks to share the experience with me. Every year, between late May and early June, this park draws people who come to view one of the largest colonies of rocky shoals spider lilies. This Memorial Day weekend was no different; the park was packed with hikers, picnickers, and boaters. After unloading the boats and shuttling vehicles around for the take-out, we geared up and discussed the planned route.
With everyone in their kayaks we put in and played around a bit to give everyone an opportunity to settle into their boats. Today I was in the new Jackson crossover kayak, the All Water 9; designed for flatwater and whitewater, Jackson touts the All Water as a “do-all” kayak. Initially I was a little concerned about fit in the kayak since I’m on the upper end of the weight range for the All Water 9. Whatever concerns I had quickly went away once I was in the boat and on the water.
Boasting Jackson’s Sweet Cheek seat and their simple, but effective backband system, this kayak is comfortable. It has enough of a whitewater feel for beginners to expand their whitewater skills and enough of a flatwater feel that it simply doesn’t suck on slow moving sections. The All Water 9 was just as fast on the slower sections as some of the 12 and 13 foot kayaks in our group. However, the AW was more nimble and less prone to hanging up on rocks in the shallower sections of the river.
If you are looking for a kayak that can handle a variety of kayaking situations then this kayak may be just your ticket.
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I took the opportunity to kayak at Landsford Canal State Park this afternoon to check out the spider lillies and get in some time on moving water. I’m still new to the moving water side of kayaking and really enjoyed the trip because it gave me a chance to practice some whitewater skills. The lillies are in full bloom and the view is great from a kayak.
My ride today was the new Pyranah Fusion, their latest crossover kayak designed for Class III+ and flatwater paddling. The kayak was very forgiving and handled the trip quite well. I really dig the hatch, which stayed nice and dry when I managed to swim once after setting up very poorly on a rapid.
Last year, mountaineer Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu of Raleigh took Martin Middle School to the top of the world. Wedensday, you can hear him talk about the experience at the Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Raleigh’s Cameron Village. (His presentation begins at 7 p.m.; Opening for Chip will be Sheri and Randy Propster, of Backpacker magazine’s 2009 Get Out More Tour.
Last year, at 4:45 a.m. on May 22, Chip fulfilled a lifelong goal by summiting Mt. Everest, at 29,029 feet (and growing) the world’s highest and most celebrated peak. Chip, who by day is a technical leader at Cisco Systems in RTP, didn’t make the trip alone. In addition to climbing partner, Vance, he virtually took along the kids and teachers at Raleigh’s Martin Middle School, making the climb not only a learning experience for him, but for hundreds more. He’ll discuss the climb at length Wednesday. He gives us a tease of what to expect, answering five questions today and five tomorrow.
A one-of-a kind mobile tour that brings the pages of Backpacker to life for audiences nationwide. From April to October each year, Backpacker’s experienced Get Out More road team travels the country to educate consumers about the skills and equipment they need to Get Out More!
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Last year 3,000 Capital Area cyclists pedaled to and from work during Bike to Work Week. This year let’s make that number even bigger! Free tune-ups, group rides, discounts, door prizes, and events are scheduled throughout the Triangle to make it easier than ever for you to get in gear!
RTP cyclists can participate in an After-Work Get Together on Wednesday, May 13th at Serena on Miami Blvd. from 5 – 7 p.m. and breakfast on Friday, May 15th from 7-9 a.m. at the RTP Headquarters on Davis Drive.
Orange County cyclists should take advantage of free bike inspections on Tuesday, May 12th and a group ride on Friday, May 15th. Additionally, discounts and specials are offered by cycle shops throughout Chapel Hill.
Durham County cyclists can enjoy an After-Work Get Together on Wednesday, May 13th at Alivia’s on Main Street in downtown Durham from 5 – 7 p.m., and breakfast with fellow cyclists at Five Points Plaza from 7 – 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15th.
For more details please visit GoTriangle.org/BTWW. Bike to Work Week events are scheduled for all ages and experience levels! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other cyclists, discuss routes, share stories, enjoy discounts and get great freebies! Already planning on cycling to and from work? Don’t miss out on your chance to win $2,500 by taking the SmartCommute Challenge. By commuting by bike just once before the end of the month, you qualify to be included in the grand prize drawing, and a raffle for a new commuter bike.