Outdoor Journal

Dreams of spring paddling: Leaves may be falling and waters may be chilling around Western North Carolina, but it’s not too soon to dream about spring paddling adventures. On Saturday, Nov. 15, Diamond Brand Outdoors and a local paddling company will co-host the first ever Green River Adventures Day.

The event will take place at Diamond Brand’s Arden store and feature discounts on paddling gear and apparel, with raffle prizes throughout the day. Green River Adventure, a Saluda-based paddling company, specializes in kayaking and whitewater excursions and offers clinics to educate customers on making the most of their paddle-sports adventures. Green River representatives will be on hand to provide information on river trips, kayak instruction and their Rapid Experiences program.

The latter is a teen adventure camp designed to boost self-esteem, improve leadership ability and increase self-reliance through whitewater kayaking. Rapid Experiences offers three different trips for 2009, so plan now: A beginner-level WNC trip in June, an intermediate Southeast trip in July and a 15-day advanced Costa Rica trip at the end of July, beginning of August.

Refreshments will be provided all day, and pizza will be served at 5 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Green River’s Sara Bell at 749-2800.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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