Tue - February 19, 2008

Wyoming Outback Challenge on the North Platte River - Strong Current and Head Wind

Digging in my photo archives I found a few pictures shot by my wife Connie during 2007 Wyoming Outback Challenge on the North Platte River from Saratoga to Fort Steele. It is nice to look at something else than the South Platte which is right now the only open water in northern Colorado.

For this year, the 48 mile race is scheduled in the middle of Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2008. They are just two classes to enter: single or double blade. I hope to see more racers this year. You can expect great scenery, high water, a fast current and a strong headwind.

Please check 2008 Marathon Race Calendar for more racing opportunities in Colorado and vicinity.

paddling along Eagle Nest cliff on North Platte River
Paddling along the Eagle Nest cliff

racing on North Platte River - surfski and multisport kayak
Scott Cumming (Fenn surfski, 4:55:10) and Jeremy Rodgers (JKK Supernova, 4:58:57) at the finish

racing kayak in Wyoming
Mike Lesnik in his WSBS X-par Missile kayak (5:06:08)

Marek Uliasz finishing in Thunderbolt-x kayak (5:19:37)

Danielle Ballengee in Vaihala surfski
Danielle Ballengee in Vaihala surfski (5:28:26)

Newfoundland dog in a river
Dax, our Newfie girl, and a stern of Thunderbolt kayak

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