Originally Posted by rcahill
On a more serious note, have you tried white water kayaking? Colorado has lots of great white water. Just don't get in over your head too soon. White water needs to be respected. This could be a high water year with lots of challenging runs. If you are interested start off on something like the Pumphouse run on the Upper Colorado (class 2+) or easier sections of the Arkansas.
Actually, yes. I used to do some whitewater on the Rogue River in Oregon. A high-adrenaline blast.
But, I'm not as into getting dunked in cold water - pretty much mandatory in white water.
I found the steady pace of sea-kayaking more to my liking. Add seals, eagles, porpoises, and the occasional orca, and you've go the makings of an unbeatable summer passion.
When you catch the tides right, you can ride waves on a sea-kayak for miles.
The San Juan Islands in the PNW are among the world's best sea-kayak locations. I'll miss it all dearly.