kayaking

No, I’m not the troublemaker here. But the infamous rapid on the South Fork American River certainly lives up to its name — a swerving Class IV with a powerful diagonal wave threatening to flip any boat that goes over it, a swift-moving hole, and a big drop next to Gunsight Rock (unless you’re able […]

July 10 2013      15 comments     Linda Ly
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Kayaking. Los Angeles River. I know, these two things don’t seem to go together, especially when every Angeleno’s impression of our namesake river is a garbage-strewn flood channel full of dead bodies. But I’m going to fill you in on a secret: It’s clean. It’s fresh. And dare I say it… You might even forget […]

June 4 2013      56 comments     Linda Ly
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With summer coming to an end soon (nooooo! I was getting used to the 8 pm sunsets), I thought I would finally share the biggest highlight of my summer, and that was my birthday adventure in a little-known gem of the Eastern Sierra called Florence Lake. What makes it so little known, and what makes […]

September 9 2012      15 comments     Linda Ly
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With a place as picturesque as Yosemite, it’s hard to not find a view anywhere you go. I’ve seen Yosemite Valley from above (high above — 7,200 feet — atop Glacier Point) as well as below (from the valley floor on the main road that loops through the park). But one of the most spectacular ways to […]

July 27 2012      3 comments     Linda Ly
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I have special memories of the Kings River. The first and last time I paddled its roller coaster rapids was back in 2008 for my birthday, which kick-started all the river trips every summer since. After a few years of kayaking our local Kern River and exploring more remote rivers, my guy and I decided […]

May 11 2012      12 comments     Linda Ly
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I had always heard about a certain part of New Mexico called “Georgia O’Keeffe country,” but I never really knew what it meant or how the American modernist painter came to own the landscape. In the 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe moved from New York City to Abiquiu, New Mexico, a Spanish Colonial-era village that at one […]

December 28 2011      6 comments     Linda Ly
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It was Fourth of July weekend, and we’d just taken out in Gardnerville, Nevada, after an overnight kayak excursion on the Carson River. But we weren’t heading home just quite yet. With Tioga Pass recently opened, we detoured to Yosemite National Park by way of Lee Vining, California. Lee Vining is a modest mountain hamlet […]

September 24 2011      2 comments     Linda Ly
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