Category Archives: Paddling

Floating Is All There Is To It, Right?

The MacKeen Family vs The MR340 MR 340 Thought for Day 3: “All the kayakers have to do is float down the river all day.” – Sandy Sandi When I began to plan for the MR340, I thought, “All I have to do is organize food and supplies, look at the map and guide book…

The Secret To Getting (The MR340) Started

The Mackeen Family vs The MR340   The thought for Day One of the MR340: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain Last night we considered parking our RV at a nearby WalMart, but opted instead for the parking area by Kaw Point, a stopping point for Lewis and Clark, and…

How to Choose the Best Kayak for You!

What is the best way to choose a kayak? You have several options to start with: recreational kayaks, touring and sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, and many of these offer a choice of sit in or sit on designs, and even solo or tandem seating. There are positives and negatives that need to be…

Great Prizes Are Part of the Great Canoe & Kayak Event

Alpine Shop’s Great Canoe and Kayak Event begins Friday, February 21 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23 at our Kirkwood and Columbia locations in Missouri, and at our O’Fallon, Ill., location, as well. Besides being our biggest paddlesport sale of the year, along with clinics and a Saturday night Paddlers’ Party for everyone, you also…

What’s the Best Boat for You? You Can Paddle Day is Saturday, May 4

We took two of Alpine Shop‘s best paddlers out to Simpson Park in St. Louis County to test their opinions on what is the best light touring kayak for the St Louis area. Mike Morin and Jake Parr – both Shop managers and certified ACA instructors do their best to tell you which boat they…