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AUGUST Instructor of the Month - Dale Dortch ACA: What is your favorite thing about being an ACA Instructor? Dortch: For me, the biggest reward that comes with being an instructor is seeing the transformation people experience when they get in a canoe. Seeing the joy on their faces when they paddle is the best. ACA: If you had to paddle just one river for the rest of your life, which would it be and why? Dortch: It would have to be the Nantahala. From top to bottom you can make it a nice trip down the river or you can work yourself to the extreme, and it has so many teaching places along the way. ACA: What are your paddling plans for the winter? How do you keep your skills tuned in the off season?

Dortch: I watch my home river (St. Francis) for winter paddling, and we usually have a pretty good season, but I believe two things keeps me in shape for paddling in the winter: yoga and flatwater drills.

11 / PADDLE / September 2015

Paddle: Volume 1, Issue 4, September 2015  

Paddle is your go-to source for news in the world of paddlesports, brought to you by the ACA.

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