Tour de Yadkin

Dean's Journal: Week 3 of Tour de Yadkin 2013

Last Week of the Tour comes to an End :(

482 Paddlers over 18 days, over 550 people attended Tour de Yadkin events, 153 miles paddled

Dean's Journal: Week 2 of Tour de Yadkin 2013

304 Paddlers in 60 Miles- 105 More Miles to go!

We had record turn outs in Elkin for our Friday Night in the Village Paddle, Father’s Day Paddle & Vineyard Tour and Blue Grass Mu

Dean's Journal: Week 1 of Tour de Yadkin 2013

Despite ferocious rain and flooding, the first week of the Tour has once again proven to be an amazing experience.  We arrived Sunday evening at our group campsite, Kerr Scott Lake, to thunder and lightning, but we had a large covered pavilion overlooking Kerr Scott Lake to take cover. RG Absher and has band were undeterred by the weather and moved the music for a private show at our Amphitheater.

Tour de Yadkin 2012 Week 1: Dean's Journal

The Tour this year, like previous years, started at a frantic pace. We got a late start, I had to load a trailer of kayaks and all my camping gear in the rain, we could not find the key to the trailer lock and Tara (YRK Office Manager) locked her keys in her house. None the less, we arrived to find 17 paddlers who showed up to paddle in the rain for a chilly Tour de Yadkin kick off.  As soon as we got on the water, the rain held off, time slowed down and It turned out to be a great day for a paddle.

Tour de Yadkin Journal: Week 3

141.2 Miles Down, Only 44 Miles To Go!

Paddlers tour the Yadkin

The Salisbury Post

Post staffers Mark Wineka and Paris Goodnight joined Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, his wife, Kathy, and four others on a leg Tuesday of Naujoks’ monthlong journey down the river — the second Tour de Yadkin.

ON THE YADKIN RIVER — This is a stretch of Yadkin River few paddlers take advantage of — and it’s their loss.

Tour de Yadkin Journal: Week 2

Ninety miles down, ninety five to go!

If you have not yet come out for Tour de Yadkin but have wanted to, you best do it before the tour is over.  Last year, many people toldl me they intended to come out but didn't free up their schedule. Don’t live with regret—join Tour de Yadkin.

Tour de Yadkin Journal: Week 1


Here's the first of Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks' weekly journals chronicling Tour de Yadkin 2011. To get a vivid look at how the river journey had progressed so far, be sure to visit our Facebook page and website to see videos by YRK staff and striking still images by photographer Christine Rucker.

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