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Kent Walters   (#413)   

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Houston, TX
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12746 Justin Trl

Houston, TX  

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Nina Walters


While a Boy Scout in the '60s, my troop built 5 fiberglass canoes and paddled them all over California.  That's where my on-again, off-again relationship with paddle power has its roots.  Now I'm just enjoying it some more and would love to join in with other folks that enjoy the same thing. 

In other chapters of my life, I have been a scoutmaster, rock climber, backpacker, mountain climber, waterskiier, surfer, front man in a rock band, instructor, missionary, engineer, paraglider, father of 4, grandfather to 14, and husband to 1.  I lived on a boat in the San Francisco Bay for a year, in Spain for 2 years, and have visited many countries in Asia and Western Europe with my jobs, along with Russia, Mexico and Egypt for pleasure.  It's been a pretty full life, and it's not slowing down.

Back to the paddling topic, I enjoy the peace and scenery of the bayous, and I enjoy the flow and interesting features of rivers.  I found that I am not a big fan of distance racing - paddling in the dark and in icy conditions in the Texas Winter 100 helped me form this opinion.  I have enjoyed the limited sea kayaking I have done, but I think I'll stick with protected waters.  I enjoy riffles and Class 1-3 rapids quite a bit, and I especially enjoy the "mini expedition" paddles in Big Bend and the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.

You will find me in one of two boats:

a red Jackson Karma RG "creeker"
a red (deck) and white (hull) Current Designs Solstice GTS sea kayak