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san marcos river
I’m still learning the ways of the kayak fishing game and on my most recent adventure was reminded of the importance to not make any assumptions while you’re on the water. Our Graphic Designer Drew and I had the opportunity to join Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store on a trip down the San Marcos River here in Texas.
I recently got hired on full-time at Austin Canoe & Kayak as a graphic designer on the marketing team. Among my first few weeks, I got the opportunity to take a “Go Play Day.
About an hour away from ACK headquarters, is the laid back college town, San Marcos, TX home of one of our stores and the beautiful San Marcos River. A balmy 72°, this stretch of water is home to Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass, Long-Nose Gar, Small Mouth Bass, and Guadalupe Bass (Texas’ state fish!).
Ryan, assistant manager at ACK San Marcos, headed out for a day of bass fishing with Grant on the San Marcos River. Little did he know it would turn into a personal best!
Written by San Marcos Assistant Manager Ryan Schaper Having the opportunity to work at an outdoor retailer like ACK gives us, the employees, many awesome opportunities to learn about and use products so that we can better understand how they work and relay that information to you, the customer. One of the biggest opportunities is what’s called a Go Play day, where we get to leave the store, office or warehouse for the day and pick up a paddle (or whatever other outdoor gear we most feel like ‘playing’ with).
Every year, about this time, I start thinking and dreaming about attempting the Texas Water Safari. It’s a ridiculously challenging 260-mile kayak/canoe race to the Gulf of Mexico from the central Texas area on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers.
I’ve been making the drive to Houston to visit our store for so long now that I’ve begun to develop stories and relationships with the towns and sites I see. It’s funny the things I notice and don’t notice while I drive.
ACK hosts a Kayak Outing for the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Convention
ACK San Marcos recently had the privilege of hosting an outing for the 2011 TAPHERD convention. TAPHERD (Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) is committed to the development of knowledge and programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles, enhance skilled and aesthetic motor performance for those employed in public or private education.