Kayaking confidential

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — While the sport of whitewater kayaking has claimed a life or two over the years here in Vail, it has also saved at least one. Steve “Louie” Boyd will be 80 soon. The former ski patrolman was an early pioneer of whitewater kayaking in our area, learning in home made boats he built in his garage in the early ‘70s. He worked construction in the summers and started a regular evening outing where local boaters would run Gore Creek and the Eagle River after work. They called it the Five O’Clock Club. “Boy, what a stress reliever …

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