2013 USA Canoe/Kayak Whitewater Slalom Team Trials May 2013. Before work, I had a chance to run down to the Youghiogheny River with hopes of catching some first class kayakers to photograph. Then it dawned on me…the 2013 USA Canoe/Kayak Whitewater Slalom Team Trials are being held this weekend so surely I will see some world class athletes bombing Swallow Falls. As luck would have it, there was a steady flow of action on the river that I attributed to the big weekend.
AdventureSportsCenter International (ASCI) in Deep Creek Lake, MD is hosting the 2013 USA Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team Trials and Deep Creek Open on May 17-19, 2013. For those familiar, ASCI is a manmade re-circulating white course that is atop WispMountain. There will be athletes from all over this great country competing alongside 3 Olympic gold medalists. Not too shabby folks! This is no pitch and putt event. This is the big time with results directly deciding the 2013 National Slalom Team.
The event is free with stadium views of the action, drinks hot dogs, beer and music. What else can you wish for? Bring the kiddos to meet the athletes and get a few autographs!
Re-Circulating Whitewater Course at Deep Creek Lake
Did you ever want to venture out on a big river in the mountains with a bunch of friends, saddle up on a whitewater raft and plunge through millions of gallons of water on half way out of control rapids? If you start to factor in the class of rapids that would suit you, how much food to bring with you, what lodging you have to secure, and most importantly are you going to survive a trip down some out of control wild river, then you may want to look at a better way to get your rafting career started.
I suggest you pay a visit to ASCI’s (Adventure Sports Center International) re-circulating white water course right here in Deep Creek Lake and charter a tour with your friends on a two hour rafting marathon that will transport you briefly to some desolate rocky gorge in the Rockies and have you upside down at times in a safe but exciting river adventure. ASCI has the ability to change the class of the rapids in a short amount of time and can adjust the way the water cascades over rocks to dial in optimum enjoyment for each customer. They have assembled a veteran crew of real river guides who take you on a trip from mild to wild depending on your boats comfort level. Note; you will get wet, you will have to paddle, you will not be in the boat at all times, you will have the thrill of your life, you will be in safe hands the entire time! Bring the kids, and adults on your next visit to DCL and peel yourself from the lake (I know it’s a hard thing to do) for a super fun afternoon.