Utah gets a great rap for being an endless outdoor hub, boasting dozens of amazing state parks, lakes, and camping locations. Even though it may look bleak outside now, Spring is right around the corner and so this is the perfect time to get your planning on. With your portable Folding Boat, there is no body of water out of reach! Let’s head out to Utah and explore some of these top picks.
When thinking about your next kayaking adventure, the South may not be the first destination that springs to mind. The drama of the Colorado River may pop up instead, or the beautiful landscapes and rushing rivers of Utah. But don’t dismiss the South so quickly. Each region holds different beauty and gems found hidden in the area. Swampy boat rides, exotic birdlife, and sneaky crocodiles are just some of the things to look out for in the South. Head over to one of these swampy areas on your next boating adventure.
Winter can be a grueling season. From power outages to road closures, the season can seem endless. For the beloved kayaker, frozen lakes usually mean packing up and heading south or searching for another way to spend your time. For the kayak fishermen though – it’s a whole different story! Welcome to the season of ice fishing.
Tourists and locals alike go crazy for the yearly fall foliage spectacle. Can we blame them though? The changing of the colors is a beautiful sight marking the start of a new season, changes to the landscape, and cooler temperatures. Finally, we can go paddling without sweating through our clothes, for the most part. Bask in the new season with some of these top picks we selected to view fall from the beauty of the water.
Expert or newbie, mixing these 9 exercises into your workout routine should help ease the muscle ache and boost your performance while kayaking. Happy Paddling!
We're in the kayaker's favorite season, and is seems like we're seeing more and more boats out on the water, if you want to give it a try, but are looking for a reason to take the plunge, we'll give you 10 great reasons to get out on the water! (Not that we think you need one)
Most of the time when we dream about our paddling adventures, we dream of what we will see, how the water will run and our time out on the water. Seldom do we sit and let our mind wander to the planning that takes place beforehand- how we're going to pack our gear, where we're going to put in, are we going to camp or not. These details may seem a bit humdrum when our minds are really longing to be out on the water. But, those details are the key to having the best time when we finally get out on the water.
There is nothing quite so refreshing as being out on the water on a cool morning in early spring, watching the river run by you as the quick current from the recent snowmelt runoff pushes you effortlessly through the water. Around one bend you come across a doe and her newborn fawn sipping from the streambank and they don´t notice you until you have almost come upon them.
Long days and warming nights means that camping season is officially upon us. And even if there isn’t time to take a full vacation just yet, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of those glorious 55 hours after work on Friday, before you have to be back on Monday. Our Favorite? Paddle-in camping. Here are our top 10 favorites in the Southeast.
Summertime is right around the corner, and here in the South we love hanging out at the local swimming hole. Many of our swimming holes just so happen to be below beautiful waterfalls that dot the landscape of this region. Whether you’re a photographer or just an outdoors lover, here are our top 10 favorites you should check out if you’re ever in the area!
We have a lot to offer here in the south. Whether you like rugged mountains or long stretches of beautiful beaches, delicious BBQ or whitewater rafting, this unique region really has something for everyone. EWe’ve put a list together of some of our favorite biggest and best attractions we can think of here in the good ol’ south that you’ve got to check out while you’re here!
What’s better than a weekend fishing trip? Not much in our book. Those of you who live in the Southeast region of the United States are in a prime area for amazing fishing spots. Whether you like rivers and creeks or the open ocean, the southeast has something to offer for any avid fisherman or fisherwoman! We’ve put a list together of what we think are the top 10 best fishing spots of this unique region.
Our top 10 favorite apps for the outdoor enthusiast. From gazing at the stars to finding a campsite, with these 10 apps you'll never need another again!
This great country of ours is vast and has tons of beautiful and wild places to visit. People love to talk about secret swimming holes and that mysterious and perfect campsite everyone knows about but won’t fess up to the actual location. We are so lucky to have such a wide range of unique environments to explore here in the US. From deserts to marshes, and mountains to secrets lakes, there’s something any outdoorsman or woman can enjoy. We’ve come up with a list of some of the top 10 wilderness spots to check out for your next adventure!
From birch boats to folding boats, read all about the history of the modern canoe.
My name is Bryan Rooney and I am the founder of Triangle Adventure Outfitters, based out of Raleigh, NC. I met the owner of The Folding Boat Co. (Pete Flood) at a vendor show in central NC two years ago and immediately saw an opportunity to utilize his boats for some of the trips that I lead both in North Carolina and elsewhere. Due to their compact/lightweight design, these boats are a great fit for the avid outdoors(wo)man through beginner and even the outfitter that needs to transport lots of gear around at the same time. At the moment, we only have a couple of K-PAKS to supplement our fleet, but we will definitely be replacing our aging boats with the K-PAK when the time comes.
This past summer, we took the K-PAK out on family and corporate outings in central N.C., like Jordan and Falls Lakes as well as a quick float trip on the New River near West Jefferson.
Speaking to the size, the K-PAK really isn’t much bigger than something you would take on the Appalachian Trail and lighter weight than even the most extreme ultra-light backpacker. That’s why it always turns heads when we pull it out at the put-in and start to create this kayak “out of thin air.”
Some people express concerns about the fact that it is inflatable: “what happens when you go over a rock?” The most impressive feature about the K-PAK is that it is broken up into multiple independent components. First of all, the outer layer is essentially made of the exact same material that they use to make the whitewater rafts that outfitters load down and cruise over dozens of miles rocky rivers every day. That in and of itself should be enough to instill confidence in its seaworthiness, but it doesn’t stop there: the four independent, inflatable baffles are not even exposed to the elements and wear and tear, so rest-assured, there’s no way you could actual puncture all of them at the same time.
Last but not least, there’s the lightweight, collapsible frame to give the K-PAK a rigid, but forgiving structure that allows the boat to track just as good as any other 9 ft boat on the market. Once you’ve got the concept figured out, you’ll have the boat from bag to water in right at 5 minutes. Compare that to the time it normally takes to load a boat onto the top of your car, strap it down, drive down the road at a compromised speed, while sacrificing your precious gas mileage…its simple math.
Speaking of math, the cost of a K-PAK, $895, with all of it’s technical advantages puts it well over the top of anything else on the market AND you won’t have to drop an extra $500-$1000 on a boat rack for your car either. So whether you’re new to the sport of kayaking or a seasoned pro; living in smaller accommodations or just need something that is generally more portable, be sure to add the K-PAK to your search options and you’ll see why Triangle Adventure Outfitters gives them an A+ approval rating!
Some of the most memorable fishing from a K-PAK includes catching trout, silver salmon, and halibut in Alaska. I really enjoy fishing from my K-PAK because I can take it anywhere. It is a great boat for many things, (duck hunting, wildlife photography, exploring, and even a core body workout) but fishing probably tops my list of favorite things to do with this boat. It’s also something I can do 12 months of the year, on still or moving water. Using it to fish and explore hard to reach places is what this boat is all about.