Adventures with Dick and Ken
Dumoine River, Quebec Canada - Bill Walters, Dick, Ryan, Matt Sanderson (student of Ken’s), and Ken paddled from Lac Benoit to Grande Chute in 2006. Just after our arrival at Lac Benoit and we set-up our campsite, we experienced a micro burst. Dick ran to his tent and held it down to prevent it from blowing away!
TMR - Zane Grey - Catch every Eddy. Dick and I with Mary Kay as shuttle put in at TMR one afternoon just after I had purchased my first C-1. He paddled his yellow boat and said,”Ken, follow me! We’re going to catch every eddy from TMR to Zane Grey.” We did! My eddy turns got better and better.
ACA Level 3 C-2 Certification Class - Dick and I took an instructor’s class that took place on a river in the Adirondacks. The instructor asked us to pair up in my 16 foot Appalachian. We paddled a class three section and filled up with water. Dick was in the bow. Water was up to the gunnel but we didn’t tip, kept paddling, and made it to shore. The Instructor said all he could see were two heads and paddles.