Paddling The SOL Sombrero

Where did the SolSombrero take me this time? To a not often talked about river just below a Monastery – The Rio Chama.  In the later part of the summer there’s weekend releases and if you’re fortunate to win a permit – paddlers can catch the remote stretch.  For day trippers like me, it provided…

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SOL Paddle Boards in Sitka, AK

Sitka SOL July 20, 2019 Each year, around July or August I venture home, north to a small island smack dab in the middle of the Alexander Archipelago. Sitka Alaska is not only home to the largest national forest in the United States (the Tongass) but is unparalleled in it’s unique rugged beauty. So away…

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Family Paddling in Utah

Utah: June 3rd – 9th: Green River, Little Grand Canyon and Muddy Creek Where can a quiver of SOL’s take you? For me recently it was to Utah with my twin 14 yr old daughters, 2 of their friends plus my Sol Jah, Sol Sombrero and Solshine for 8 days of rising water.  For the…

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Go Pro Mountain Games

The Go Pro Mountain Games just concluded in Vail, Colorado.  SOL Paddle Boards was a big part of the action with team riders Chris Johnson and Logan Hopp competing in the top of their fields.  The Games are a fantastic event that highlights Paddling in on Gore Creek in beautiful Vail, Colorado.   Year after year…

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Whitewater is flowing in Colorado!

Here comes the whitewater in Colorado! The 2018-2019 winter season was huge!  With this we are now seeing an amazing run off as early as Mid April!  Lower elevation creeks are juicing across the state and feeding the main tributaries.  Flows on the Colorado River into Moab are already at medium levels!   Look for…

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Vail Colorado Race Series

Sponsored by SOL Paddle Boards and Alpine Quest Sports Here at Sol we have had an adventurous and splendid end of spring and start of the summer. Here are a few posts on what our riders have been up to, and what you can do in Colorado in the spring to get out and #paddlewithsol!…

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Canoecopia 2019

March 8-10 was Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin. This is a consumer Paddle Show that is the largest paddle show in the USA. Thank you to everyone that came by the booth and supported SOL. The SOL Boards are ultra durable and have a great look. We will be back at Canoecopia next March and look…

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Chris Johnson

Growing up in Colorado I’ve never been close to big water but have always been a drawn to it like a fish. I found paddle boarding about 10 years ago but didn’t own a board until 2015. It was then that I fell in love with the sport and live for the rivers! Surfing, downriver,…

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Chris Johnson

Growing up in Colorado I’ve never been close to big water but have always been a drawn to it like a fish. I found paddle boarding about 10 years ago but didn’t own a board until 2015. It was then that I fell in love with the sport and live for the rivers! Surfing, downriver,…

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Forecast Points to a Long Dolores River Rafting and SUP Season

An epic boating season on the Lower Dolores River is starting to shape up, thanks to above-normal snowpack in the San Juan Mountains.The most probable runoff forecast shows inflow of 440,000 acre-feet for April through July, enough to fill McPhee Reservoir and provide more than a two-month rafting release below the dam. “Operations this spring…

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