46 Days: Keeping Up With Jennifer Pharr Davis on the by Jennifer Pharr Davis, Brew Davis

By Jennifer Pharr Davis, Brew Davis

Forty six Days chronicles the rigors, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis's record-winning Appalachian path thru-hike in the course of the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew lead her pit group, the gang of beneficiant, loving hikers who supported Jen alongside the way in which, offering corporation alongside the epic path and as a lot nutrition as Jen may abdominal. adventure the trek with Jen and Brew as they conflict shin splints and a abdominal scare that threatens to finish the try out early, come upon flora and fauna at each flip, and meet the colourful forged of characters that support Jen whole her trip. forty six Days additionally contains an creation and afterword through Jennifer with first-hand reflections on her life-changing voyage.

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Next, recover your balance by quickly doing a crunch on your right side— contracting at the waist to bring your right knee up while dropping your right ear toward your right shoulder as you push down on your paddle and drop your right elbow to your right hip. This C-to-C movement (C on left to C on right) rocks your kayak back into balance beneath you. Lean out farther and farther as you feel comfortable (see “Extreme Edging,” page 108). C-to-C 1: Edge and . . Peter Donohue 54 SECTION II: ON-WATER SKILLS C-to-C 2: .

They’re also used to steer when paddling in reverse, but they’re really useful for spinning in place. Spin Turn For quick turn-arounds in tight quarters, combine reverse sweeps alternately with forward sweeps. ) 1. Starting with a reverse sweep, rotate back to the right, and plant the back of your paddle flat (for balance) by the rear hatch. 2. Turn the flat blade vertical as you push out away from the stern in a wide arc all the way to your toes, initiating a spin to the right. 3. Reach forward on the left and do a forward sweep.

Now try it with the back of the blade, pushing down to feel resistance and slicing the blade vertically back to the surface. • Next try slapping the water a little harder with the face and then the back of the blade; feel the support. Although a quick slap is better than nothing, bracing is more effective when combined with the edging and bracing techniques described in the next chapter. Basic bracing: slapping the surface with a flat blade Peter Donohue 46 SECTION II: ON-WATER SKILLS CHAPTER FIVE Advanced Strokes and Maneuvers: Getting Serious A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

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