John D. Macarthur Beach State Park, FL

Paddleboarding through Macarthur Beach State Park, but not technically by going to the state park. We rented boards through South Florida Paddle, which is a mobile company that you meet on the side of A1A on Singer Island just south of the actual park entrance. I’ll have my own board eventually and plop in whenever…

Rafting the Stanislaus River – Knights Ferry, CA

We had a tradition of rafting the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry every summer. My most important tip is to not go in the middle of August when the water level is lowest and the current is nearly nonexistent. You’ll be working hard. I have many memories of seeing people catapulted out of their…

Upper Natural Bridges of Calaveras County, CA

Upper Natural Bridges of Calaveras County is off of Parrots Ferry Road in Vallecito, near Moaning Caverns and Lake Melones. There’s a small sign on the side of the road with a turnoff leading down to a dirt parking area. This shit is free and awesome. It’s about a 1.5-2 mile hike from the dirt…