Shane Benedict’s Gut-Busting Solo Corona Shuttle on the Green


- Advertisment -

Well, that’s one way around social distancing while still kayaking.

Liquidlogic kayak designer Shane Benedict came up with a unique approach to maintaining distance while still kayaking his favorite back yard run — the Green River in North Carolina — by doing two back-to-back, leg- and lung-busting, human-powered shuttles to get back up to the put-in.

“Well I can’t move my legs or my arms, but I went for the Weekend Corona Virus Self Shuttle 200 percent this weekend on the Green River,” he posted on Facebook.

To do so, he first did the hike-up shuttle on the Pulliam Creek trail and across the Big Hungry cut for his first lap. Then, for lap #2 he biked the Turkey Gut shuttle today from the lower Green.

The hiking shuttle was 12.69 miles, with a whopping 2,105-foot elevation gain, and took him 3 hours, 41 minutes. The next day’s bike shuttle covered 12.75 miles, gaining 1,784 vertical feet over 2 hours 33 minutes. All that makes cleaning rapids like Gorilla a relative breeze, and the run’s other Class V rapids a walk in the park compared to the sufferfest shuttles.

But it shows the creativity paddlers are pursuing while still feeding their paddling jones. And before you consider duplicating his feat, be advised to carefully acknowledge the hashtags at the end of his post:

#crampstonight #deskworktomorrow #superfun#videotofollowofmesweating #itsgonnabehot


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country in Healdsburg, Calif., adversity...

Big Adventures, Eddyline Chime in on State of the Sea Kayak Sector

After a slew of changes in the sea kayaking business world a few years ago, the sector is  back...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily." If you throw in the word "river" beforehand, and then...
- Advertisement -

Freakin’ Fluminkohala! Paddling the Big Island’s Irie Irrigation Ditch

While Hawaii’s Big Island might be known for its surf, snorkeling and lava flows, Class I paddlers also have...

Top Rafting Reads (for this COVID Christmas)

Looking for some great rafting reading to get you through this COVID-confined Christmas, and spark your juices for the...

Must read

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you