Headwaters Adventure Company is the latest kayaking venture of the Arbuckle family. Son Dan started Headwaters in Lodi last year. Now parents Terri and Joe have opened their own
|Launching from Lake Britton on Saturday|
shop up north. For the last couple of years, they’ve hosted “Camp Arbuckle,” a weekend social event for friends and family. This year, they expanded the guest list to help kick off the grand opening of their business. More than 50 paddlers showed up for all or part of the weekend.
|Above: practice session at Lake Britton; below: in the spirit of Yakstock, be sure and wear some algae in your hair|
|Dan Arbuckle gives mom Terri some tips on rolling|
|Beautifully handcrafted yaks on display|
|The "other falls" near Lake Britton|
|Joe Arbuckle works the barbecue at shop's grand opening|
|Ahjumawi offers spectacular view of Mt. Shasta; weed-wacker paddling, below|
All three destinations offered unique scenery and memorable moments – it was like three separate adventures, my NorCal Yak pals agreed. And way too much to recount in just one story. So look for more details in future posts. In the meantime, if you’ve never paddled in Shasta County, don’t miss the chance, especially during this unusual high-water season. Get a group of friends together and contact the Arbuckles to set up a kayaking trip that you’ll never forget.
© 2011 Glenn Brank