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Looking Back on 2023

This season had some wild ups and downs. I paddled some of the highest water levels ever recorded in the Northwoods.

Punching through Second Drop on a high water run of the Peshtigo River, WI.

Then I endured continued drought at my local spots and sliced in some of the lowest water levels on record.

Record low water slicing at one of my home spots in Manchester, IA.

I paddled new-to-me rivers, surfed a new wave, and discovered more slice spots. I made kayaking fun happen despite the conditions presented.

Paddling a new-to-me river the Lower St Louis, MN, Surfing the new Scout Wave, Salida, CO, Low water slicing at Manchester, IA.

Thank you river fam for making 2023 another one to remember. Let’s do it again in 2024!

-Hannah RayJ

Check out some video clips of my 2023 kayaking season.