FDtributaries Update

It’s been a summer of waves and downward dogs for FDtributaries. Between June and August, over 120 alumni, Base Campers, Rocks, and FD supporters have connected with their local FD community on rad adventures. We’ve SUP’d Class II whitewater on the Upper Colorado River, sailed Puget Sound, kayaked the canals of the Potomac and through bioluminescent waters outside of Orlando, surfed Pacific Beach, and practiced our tree poses in Chicago and Boston.
This fall FDtribs will host culinary, kayaking, SUP, climbing, camping, and canyoneering adventures in Seattle, San Francisco, LA, Denver, DC, Orlando, and NYC. Get in touch with Fruit Boots (julie.kinamore@firstdescents.org) for more information on these upcoming events.
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FDtribs Colorado – August 1, camping along the Upper Colorado River




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FDtribs Colorado – August 2, SUP’ing Class II whitewater on the Upper Colorado River



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FDtribs Seattle – July 18, sailing on Puget Sound




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FDtribs Seattle – August 21, SUP and kayak on Elliott Bay


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FDtribs San Diego – surfing Pacific Beach



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FDtribs DC – muddy water shenanigans in Potomac canals



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FDtribs Chicago – sunset yoga on the lakeshore





Eddy Flower Vertical Challenge!

I’m guessing you don’t need an excuse to paddle this spring, but in case you did, here ya go!

EddyFlower proudly presents the fourth annual “EddyFlower Vertical Challenge”. The competition is simple: you and your paddling buddies drop as much vertical as possible in 32 days and, to give your paddling purpose, the challenge involves raising funds for young adults with cancer. At the end of the event, the team in each division with the most vertical feet is crowned champion.

-It opens at sunrise May 15 and closes sunset June 15.
– Open to all paddlers (kayakers, rafters, canoers, riverboarders).
– Compete for prizes in one of six divisions (Open, Class V, Class IV, Class III, Weekend Warrior, Womens) that best match your team’s skill level.
– Donations raised go to First Descents a kayaking camp for young adults with cancer.

The EddyFlower Vertical Challenge was a HUGE success in 2009.  Here are some of the results from the event.
– $34,424 funds raised for First Descents
– 1,182,276 vertical feet paddled equal 40 sea to summit on Mt. Everest
– 43 teams from 13 states
– 182 competitors
– $15,000 in prizes
– 1389 eligible runs in 31 states

Event Details: http://www.eddyflower.com/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=54
First Descents: http://www.firstdescents.org/

Please tell your friends about this event by posting this link to your facebook page and encouraging them to join you! http://www.eddyflower.com/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=54