Cate

Cate Hawthorne Cate Hawthorne is a high energy person who loves sharing her passion for learning and the outdoors with others. Cate has several K-12 teaching credentials and a masters degree in education. After 13 years working in public schools, Cate moved from the classroom to the water. Kayaking is one of her many outdoor adventure pursuits on the Mendocino Coast. Cate is also an avid mountain biker, birder, and wild mushroom connoisseur.

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Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Jul 9, 2012
Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Eat, Sleep, Paddle -This sums up my summer pretty well.It has been an awesome 2 weeks teaching and guiding lots of great kayak trips on the Mendocino Coast.Families kayaking trips,kids first strokes,students experiencing "Ah-ha" moments,first-timers ri...

The good, the bad and the ugly as a kayak guide

Jun 20, 2012
The good, the bad and the ugly as a kayak guide

Some days life as a kayak guide isn't glamorous, but with anything in life there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.This week's good has been the amazing experiences that I have gotten to share with people kayaking on Fort Bragg's Noyo River.  On ...

Surf n Turf

Jun 15, 2012
Surf n Turf

Surf n Turf - Not sure where Jeff got this notion, but a morning of surfing and mountain biking sounded like Maximum Mendo Funness so we loaded up the truck with our toys.The winds have been cranking on the coast, kicking up quite a wind swell and crea...

Congratulations!!!

Jun 13, 2012
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations to 9 students of Anderson Valley Elementary School on the successful launch of their spring boat building project.Thanks for inviting me as a safety boater/lifeguard for the launch celebration. Best of days on the water!!!

Just Another Day at the Office

Jun 1, 2012

At 9am, I met 2 guests for our morning kayak tour on the NoyoRiver.  After suiting up in our splash wear, we took a quick look at the river from the deck.  My guests asked how the birding was on the river.  I smiled as a green heron flew...

Great News!!!

May 24, 2012
Great News!!!

Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino County has been taken off the list of California State Parks to close July 1.Our local Mendocino Area Park Association was working hard to keep it open and even submitted a proposal to take over its operation.&nbsp...

21 days in the canyon

May 21, 2012
21 days in the canyon

I almost titled this post 21 Days in the Big Ditch.  Many boaters refer to the Grand Canyon as such, but I have such a reverence for the place that I couldn't do it.  Everyone who has been down in the GC tells me it is a life changing experie...

Boater Blight

May 14, 2012

HELP!!! We have a serious case of Boater Blight!!!Our life has been a serious whirlwind since returning from the Grand Canyon.  We have been teaching, guiding, traveling, and boating.What is Boater Blight?  Kayaking Gear - ALL OVER THE PLACE!...

A Photo from the Canyon

May 5, 2012
A Photo from the Canyon

Back from paddling the Grand Canyon.  It was AWESOME!!!  I loved the BIG, FUN, WHITEWATER!!!We haven't sorted through all of our photos and videos from the trip but here is one that a hiker took while we were running Granite. Photo by Mike Wa...

Pinch Me

Apr 6, 2012
Pinch Me

Pinch Me!  I must be dreaming.Next week, I am going hereAnd going to be paddling thisAnd living like thisExploring places like thisWith this guy



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