GREAT LAKES SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM
community. learning. adventure.
“This place will change your life”
July 15-19, 2020
The first time I sat in a sea kayak was in 1997 in a Perception Eclipse on Lake Superior at a Trek & Trail safety course. I promptly went over 100 yards from shore. That fall I bought a used CD Storm from them, discovered the Greenland stick, and proceeded to paddle, island camp, and attend seminars. British boats were discovered and came and went and I took my L3 instructor training as well as Wilderness First Aid, and have been coaching at symposia ever since. I especially enjoy guide training at Trek & Trail, working with Sam Crowley and the crew to turn young folks, some of whom who sat in a sea kayak for the first time a couple days before, into competent and proficient paddlers and trip leaders. I am a long time participant in the premier fresh water sea kayak event, the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. It is still my favorite.