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 Post subject: kiayker
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:04 pm 
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My name is Scott Hilliard. I grew up on the beaches of sunny Southern California where I learned to sea kayak, and kayak surf for 40 years, and taught kayaking for a shop for 30 years. I now live in Colorado.


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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:07 am 
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Hi Scott,

Where in SoCal? What were your favorite spots? I tend towards Newport and around Palos Verdes.

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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:01 pm 
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Hi Scott! I spend a good part of my winters up in Granby, CO, but have yet to wet a paddle in the state. Welcome to the forum.


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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Welcome Scott!

Surf here in Colorado isn’t quite what it is in SoCal :)
I’m down by the Springs and I think there are some Folders up by Boulder. We should have a mountain paddle day before the lakes freeze up.

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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Oops! I didn't realize people were responding to my intro :D

ewdysar, by favorite "spots" I assume you are referring to surfing. I lived in Costa Mesa, so Newport was real close, but for surf kayaking I was actually a big fan of San Onofre. Newport and Palos Verdes were fun for general sea kayaking.

kdwalmsley, I'm down by the Springs as well. I'm actually on the border as I live in Monument. I'd be up for a paddle some time, just let me know.

martin2007, I have not been to Granby yet, and had to look up just where that was. I brought my sea kayak out with me, but have only had it out a couple of times. The kayaking out here is a lot tougher requiring a lot of driving, and seasonal. But I still try to get out when I can.


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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:06 am 
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Scott,
I’m booked solid with projects for a few days. Let me look at my schedule tomorrow and we can make something happen.

Martin,
When do you get to Colorado?

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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:28 am 
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I've been in Monument for about three years now. I will be out of town this weekend. I have commitments at home which make it difficult for me to get out for extended periods of time, so I tend to concentrate on short trips close to home. But we might be able to work something out - I'm not in any hurry.


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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:10 pm 
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I’m tied up till 9/15 then things open up on the weekends. Unfortunately, that puts us into hit or miss weather. Great excuse to get a dry suit. 9/15 open for you? Maybe we can find a couple more Folders to come along.

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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:52 pm 
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Martin here. I'll be coming to CO. in January ( mainly for the snow). The Green River just over the state line, is on my bucket list, though, for a spring trip one of these days.


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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:46 pm 
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The Green River in spring is an excellent idea! I found this blog series very informative:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/travel/2012 ... part/6251/

Martin: What time of year do you leave Colorado?

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 Post subject: Re: kiayker
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:37 am 
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Hey Kiayker,

I grew up in San Pedro and RPV, used to surf Bluff cove and the beaches from Rat to Redondo when I was a kid.

Cheers,

Chris


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