The chilly winter storms we're experiencing here on Canada's We(s)t Coast have us dreaming of the summer weather and Gulf Island trips. Ken Pool was kind enough to remind us of how beautiful it was! Here are some of his photos from the TRAK Owners Gathering, and the DeCourcy Island trip from this past September.
More photos: TRAKings Ken Pool Flickr
The colourful coastal parishes of Dominica are eager to host you in comfortable resorts where you can lay your head after exciting days of paddling, snorkelling, diving, hiking, and surfing. Pure food will your belly as you enjoy local favourites of grilled fish, fresh fruit, and delicacies like Mountain Chicken and Manicou.
Tackling a multi-day paddle like this requires great preparation and planning! Thomas Brissiaud and his party breezed through inclement weather to explore the beauty in one of Canada's most famous Provincial Parks on Tea lake for a multi day camping trip.
14 days of kayaking, camping and portaging through Killarney Provincial Park, ON, and the TRAK 2.0s survived! I managed to paddle these boats, all our gear, and two weeks worth of food to some of the most stunning lakes in North America. I think I lost about 10lbs in the process, because all of my pre-Covid clothes fit again. : )
If you get the chance, definitely visit this park.
I am now back from my trip after 4300 kms solo paddling Having received my Trak last summer I trained on the lakes near my home. After 5 years of illness and 4 fractured vertebrae, I had a job to get back in shape! - Read the Article
Burn in Kumamoto Japan, 'Kaz' has had his fair share of adversity in life. Now, he's dedicated to the pursuit of connecting with others, to cherish encounters with love and a smile, and to unleash his life. - Visit His Instagram
It can be hard to walk away from a good thing, but that is exactly the path that Peter and Nathalie have chosen. They'll be calling their new custom overlander "Dirty Harry" home for the foreseeable future as they endeavor to stay on the road for as far, and for as long, as they can. - Read the Article
It has been a dream of mine, to be able to travel the world with a folding kayak so I can roam and explore remote exotic locations to my heart’s delight. - Read the Article
Join Zack Kruzins as he paddles through the icy expanses of the Scoresby Sund in Greenland - View the full post
Wes is paddling new paths in Dominica, on the newly opened Waitukubuli Sea Trail. 60km of pristine blue water in this new Caribbean adventure - Read the Article
It was a great summer at TRAK HQ, as we welcomed many new paddlers to explore and hone their skills in our very own backyard.
Celebrating your success and overcoming adversity together on the water by paddling with your significant other can mirror the ups and downs that are natural in our most cherished relationships. - View the full post
Recently, Hubert set a record for the fastest completion of the annual Regen River Run in his home state of Bavaria. The 110km route is expected to take between three and five days to complete - Hubert completed the length of this river in just seventeen hours and fifteen minutes. - View the full post
We're featuring new and fresh content from TRAK Paddlers, Braden Gunem and Claire Cripps as they paddle the Everglades. - View the full post
Alex Balan - Cowboy Self Rescue with TRAK 2.0 Kayak on YouTube
"Linda and I recently paddled from Wild Goose Beach, near Thunder Bay, to Rossport, Ontario, on Lake Superior."
"Whole lot of good going on right now." - Maurice
A group of participants joined TRAK in warm and sunny Baja California Sur, Mexico for a paddling skills and wellness-focused moving expedition among the islands of Loreto Bay Marine Park.
Thinking about joining us on a tour? Check out our amazing expeditions.
"Finally able to take my TRAK 2.0 out this week. Still takes a bit longer than 10-15 mins to assemble, but I’m getting better. Loving it so far! Can’t wait to take it on many adventures far from home when we can travel again. Until then, it will get plenty of use here in South Florida. We may have gotten a little close to the cruise ships today!"
March 14, 2020
"Took the 2.0 out for its maiden voyage along the Grand Union Canal near London today. I was expecting great things, but I was absolutely blown away by the quality of this boat. I think the thing that struck me the most was just how comfortable the 2.0 is."
February 29, 2020
"Nice paddling yesterday at Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain. Flat waters, almost spring time and other great kayaks and paddlers from UK and Spain."
February 25, 2020
A crystal clear moment on Maligne Lake. It was actually around minus 10°C, Anything came out of water would immediately have ice or frost formed on surface, very cold yet very beautiful... shot with my cellphone under panorama mode.
A TRAK 2.0 folding kayak fulfilled my 5 year dream. Thanks to the team at TRAK Kayaks!
OCTOBER 14, 2019
Another cell phone shot from our Spirit Island expedition. When the sun set down, temperature dropped extremely fast. You can tell water drops on Trak's skin and deck bag already turned into ice droplets. Being hungry and cold, we had to pitch up our tents quickly and had no time to play with our DSLRs. So just a quick cellphone shot before we started offloading the boats.
Fisherman Bay, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park.
This is the first dispatch of our TRAK coverage of TRAK Pilot Ted Tetrault and Gloria Roe's kayaking expedition with our new signature kayak, BLACKBLUE!. Matching drysuits, matching mullets!? Yep, seriously — Welcome to Ted and Glo's Salty Adventure: Read our first dispatch »
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
"Today it was another test and démo days around Marseille in France.
The boat is really fast! 12,6 Nautic Miles in 3 hours in open sea conditions around Frioul archipelago, with some force 4 wind and one 4 NM crossing with side wind... Thanks to the side jack for trimming! Definitely the Ultimate Touring Kayak!
SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
"Finally, my TRAK arrived. I am happy. I paddled the new TRAK today!
AUGUST 31, 2019
Mike Mangin: Here is a quick photo recap of my trip with new TRAK 2.0 owner Lu. Lu was visiting Canada from Germany and arranged to have his boat delivered to Victoria BC and we spent a few days on Saturna Island getting acquainted with his boat. Saturna, and most of the Gulf Islands are an easy walk-on trip from Victoria (or Vancouver) and offer some great opportunities for paddling/exploring/camping. All photos by Ludwig Amann
AUGUST 24, 2019
Shipments of early-bird kayaks have been delivered to our partner Reed Chillcheater going on to customers in the UK. We're proud to have landed here and can't wait to see your boats on the water!
AUGUST 2, 2019
We hope you enjoy these breathtaking images by photographer Harvey Tapan that were taken when he teamed up with TRAK recently to explore Palawan, Philippines.
JULY 12, 2019
TRAK Pilots Jeff Berner and Ryan Pepper showcasing the TRAK 2.0 at the South Bass Island Sea Kayak Rendezvous - practiced rescues and put the 2.0 to the test with some experience sea kayakers.
JUNE 7-9, 2019
Everyone adapted and persevered to score high on the stoke meter. Check out the two great accounts of this famous skills progression camp. Read our stories from this recent camp: "Paddling the Pacific Rim" and "Building Resilience, Stoke, & Community"
MAY 21-25, 2019
They launch on a four day excursion along the exotic coast of Lasqueti Island. The focus was camping and kayaking and skills progression focus of level one skills. They bonded as a team and made it back super charged for more trims on their own.
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Some sage advice from Bethany ("Fidgit") of the Her Odyssey expedition, after spending two months paddling the TRAK 2.0 on a discovery trip in Central America. They learned a lot about the kayaks, sea kayaking, and navigating many challenges along the way!
Early backers were greeted by Khee Wei of Paka River Camps to deliver their new TRAK 2.0's. He also captured some reactions from new owners as they saw the highly engineered components of this revolutionary design.
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