Snake River Kayaking Exploration for All-Levels

December 05, 2018

By Dr. Eric Larsen

In my last blog post, we explored the paddling possibilities of several of Grand Teton National Park’s (GTNP) moraine lakes at the base of the Teton Range.  Jenny, String, and Leigh lakes are fantastically beautiful and great padding destinations for you and your Oru, but if you’re like me your eyes will soon turn to the Snake River and its tributaries, the lifeblood of GTNP and Jackson Hole.  Lake paddling is serene and peaceful, but the navigation of rivers is more a more complex undertaking and brings a certain level of interesting uncertainty as you work downstream contemplating the challenges around the next bend.

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A Guinness World Record: 6 Marathon Swims, 6 Continents, 16 Days

November 06, 2018

When Hall of Famer Jaimie Monohan reached out and asked if Oru Kayak would support her Guinness World Record attempt, it was a no-brainer.  The challenge she faced was a daunting one, but her drive and resume of epic swims had us feeling like if anyone could do it, should could. After Jaimie successfully completed her expedition, we caught up with her to get an inside look at how things went down. 

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FULL STORY: Yellowstone/Grand Teton Country and My Dance With a Bison

October 11, 2018

By: Dr. Eric Larsen

Whether by car, foot, or Oru kayak the Yellowstone/Teton area abounds in wildlife, so carrying a quality camera, telephoto lens, and tripod are a must. When paddling I always pack my camera gear in a dry box, since either on water or land strange things can happen fast in the land of fang, hoof, and claw and you need to be ready…

One encounter, in particular, solidified my reverence for this wild place and the inhabitants that call it home.

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Guide to Cheap International Travel with your Oru

August 16, 2018

By: Jesse Nuegarten

The world is full of beautiful and exciting international destinations that will take your breath away at every turn. We all know that feeling as your plane descends over dream destinations like Tahiti in the South Pacific.

The region has that crystal clear water that all your friends and their mothers have been longing to swim in. The only thing better than wadding in that unreal water is cruising along on your Oru Beach LT kayak and taking some of the best Instagram photos of the century.

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Poetry of the "Big Two-Hearted River"

July 30, 2018

"With a few precious summer days to brush the calendar aside I decided to return again to paddle the Two Hearted and its sister stream the Tahquamenon in my folding Beach LT kayak."

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Paddling Kauai's Worst Kept Secret

July 03, 2018

No wonder they call it the "garden island." The flora and fauna seem to sprout from every damp area imaginable - which is just about everywhere on this rainy jungle in the middle of the pacific. 
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