Paddling is so awesome. Today I co-lead the second California 100 Training Clinic of the season with Elaine Baden, a great paddling coach with a ton of experience and comfort on the river. Our styles meshed well with each other and the 14 students and 2 assistants we paddled with. 18 of us put in on the Sacramento River at Posse Grounds in Redding, CA and worked our way downriver, sharing technique and strategy along the way. We were an unusual assortment of people and backgrounds all brought together because we love to paddle.