Gear Reviews, Maria Noakes, Women Outdoors

Chick Boat for Creek’n-Testing out the Fluid Solo for Size

Testing out the small FLUID Solo for size -brought to us by Maria Noakes     So there I was with no boat and its raining, what to do? Indebted to Juliet forever she loans me the Fluid Solo. It happens to be orange, my favorite color. It looks great but how will it perform?… Continue reading Chick Boat for Creek’n-Testing out the Fluid Solo for Size

Maria Noakes, Women Outdoors

Kayaking through Pregnancy: Maria Noakes

Is it Ok to Kayak Through Pregnancy? by Maria Noakes When the blue line shone clearly through the small window of the stick, it was a moment of roller coaster emotions. For the first time in my life I wanted to be pregnant, or did I? Thoughts coursed through my veins, pumping out an overwhelming… Continue reading Kayaking through Pregnancy: Maria Noakes

Maria Noakes, River Magic, Women Outdoors

No Girls’ Category Needed for this Lady!

Ask Maria Noakes which "hat" she has on today and it can be one of many: Mom, wife, company co-founder, respected whitewater paddler, international traveler.... oh, and a girl not scared to compete against the big boys-as she so proved placing 18th overall in the Greenman Category of the 2008 Jerry's Baddle event on the… Continue reading No Girls’ Category Needed for this Lady!

Maria Noakes, River Magic, Women Outdoors

Kayaking Goes Pink and Green for the Day!

The male/female gender percentages were way skewed to female this weekend in the Nantahala Gorge with the arrival of a group of kayakers from all-women's Sweet Briar College - who's colors are pink and green. Sweet Briar has always had an active outdoor program (originally called SWEBOP).  And with a bit of gentle assistance from… Continue reading Kayaking Goes Pink and Green for the Day!

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Bridging the Generations: A Womens Roundtable

There is nothing like getting together after a good day of paddling and telling stories! While the group consisting of Maria Noakes, Whitney Lonsdale, Beth Rypins and Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff could not work it out to actually spend a day on the river together, we were able to take time out of busy schedules to… Continue reading Bridging the Generations: A Womens Roundtable